Tech20: Smart Communications Subsea

A social showcase for speakers presenting technology focused topics.

We have launched a series of weekly events called ‘Tech20’ to help inspire a culture of innovation in the North-East of Scotland.

The events take place in our Innovation Hub and will feature an expert speaker giving a thought-provoking insight into a technology, theme or business area.

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Niki Chambers, The Oil & Gas Technology Centre

The next Small Pools Call will be open at the end of April and will be on the theme of smart communications subsea (SmartCs). We will be looking for technology in two sub-themes: the ‘all electric subsea future’ - facilitating a move away from hydraulics, and the ‘subsea Internet of Things’ - revolutionising subsea connectivity, including sensors, software and wireless communications.

Niki will present an

  • Overview on the next Small Pools Call for Ideas; Smart Communications Subsea (SmartCs)
  • How Subsea Hydraulics could be replaced with all electric systems; using examples from other industries.
  • How new sensors and software could be combined with wireless comms to create a ‘Subsea Internet of Things’, based on how it is revolutionising other industries.
  • How SmartCs could tie into a subsea future beyond Oil & Gas