The SUT Technical Conference 2010 will be held in Rio de Janeiro and promises to be the main subsea event of the year in Brazil.
The Society for Underwater Technology (SUT) is a multi-disciplinary 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.
SUT has branches in various countries, one of them being in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
The UK BRAZIL Centre of Ocean Engineering is located at COPPE/UFRJ at Fundão Island in Rio de Janeiro.
The UK BRAZIL Centre of Ocean Engineering is intended to create synergy between British and Brazilian institutions involving both academia and companies with interests in ocean related subjects, in particular subsea technology.
Its main objectives are to improve the interaction between universities, research centres, societies and companies from the UK and Brazil in subjects associated with Ocean Engineering, Offshore Oil & Gas Exploration and Production, Shipbuilding Activities, Ocean Energy and related areas;
Organise seminars, workshops and meetings to further the aims of the Centre, through the auspices of the SUT.
Make available direct links through the Internet for public use with the main British institutions associated with subjects related to the Ocean Engineering;
Promote cooperation between British and Brazilian partners in collaborative research projects of mutual interest supported by companies and governments from both countries.
In 23-24 of March 2010, Brazil will be hosting the SUT Technical Conference to be held at the Rio Othon Hotel in Copacabana Beach, Rio de Janeiro. The topics to be covered include:
- Pipeline Installation in Deep Waters
- Deep Water Production Risers
- Subsea Processing and Boosting
- New Developments on Subsea Intervention, Trees and Manifolds
- Field Development Concepts
COPPE – Alberto Luiz Coimbra Institute – Graduate School and Research in Engineering –was born ready to reinvigorate the Brazilian University and to participate in developing the country.
Founded in 1963, the institute that initiated the setting up of graduate courses in Brazil was founded by the engineer Alberto Luiz Coimbra and its debut master course was in Chemical Engineering of the then University of Brazil, today UFRJ - Rio de Janeiro Federal University.
Over these last four decades, Coppe has become the largest center for teaching and research in engineering of Latin America.
The Institute, with 12 master and doctorate programs, has already qualified more than 11,500 Master and Doctorate students and nowadays has 320 full-time faculty members, 2,600 students and 350 employees including researchers, technical and administrative personnel.
The 116 modern laboratories at Coppe make up the largest complex of laboratories in the engineering field in the country and they minister to the demands for the growth of scientific production and contracted research project.
photo courtesy - Aker Kvaerner