Smarter Solutions for Future Offshore Developments

12th – 14th September 2017

The historic Royal Geographical Society, London.


History of OSIG

The Offshore Site Investigation and Geotechnics Committee was founded to promote knowledge and education in all aspects of offshore geology and geotechnical engineering. The committee is unique in our global footprint with active committees in the UK, the USA and Australia and one of the most active of all the SUT committees. We regularly get 10 to 20 members at committee meetings and work hard to develop knowledge transfer throughout the industry. Our activities cover a wide range of courses, lectures, with the five yearly OSIG conference being our flagship event. In addition to this, we have published guidance notes on a range of subjects including survey for renewable energy projects and for pipelines and subsea structures.

Society for Underwater Technology

The Society for Underwater Technology (SUT) is a multidisciplinary learned society that brings together organisations and individuals with a common interest in underwater technology, ocean science and offshore engineering.

SUT was founded in 1966 and has members from more than 40 countries, including engineers, scientists, other professionals and students working in these areas.


The SUT was founded to promote the further understanding of the underwater environment and to encourage:

  • cross–fertilisation and dissemination of ideas, experience and information between workers in academic research, applied research and technology, industry and government
  • development of techniques and tools to explore, study and exploit the oceans
  • proper economic and sociological usage of resources in and beneath the oceans
  • further education of scientists and technologists to maintain high standards in marine science and technology.

The SUT considers all aspects of technology applied to:

  • diving and manned submersibles
  • environmental forces
  • marine policy
  • marine renewable energies
  • ocean resources
  • offshore site investigation and geotechnics
  • salvage and decommissioning
  • subsea engineering and operations
  • underwater robotics
  • underwater science
  • underwater vehicles

For more information on the SUT’s interest areas, please visit the Special Interest Groups section of the SUT website.

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