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SUT Workshop Agenda

Thursday 7th October

 

Society for Underwater Technology (SUT)

& Marine Alliance for Science and Technology for Scotland (MASTS)

Decommissioning & Wreck Removal Workshop Agenda

 

Decommissioning, Spatial Custodianship and the Climate Emergency:           

 

How do we achieve joined up policies?

 

Thursday 7th October 2021

 

Open

09:30     Karen Seath, Chair, SUT Decommissioning & Wreck Removal Committee

               Welcome                           

 

               Nick Owens, Director, Scottish Association of Marine Science (SAMS)

               Setting the Scene: Challenges of the Climate Emergency and Biodiversity Loss

 

Session 1: Charting our route for Sustainable Decom: Offshore infrastructure - The Reuse & Emissions challenge

09:50     Chair: Kate Gormley, Research Fellow, University of Aberdeen

 

               Ian Fozdar, Infrastructure Re-purposing Manager UK, Oil & Gas Authority (OGA)  

               Decommissioning Strategy update and Repurposing of Offshore Infrastructure

 

               Charlotte Stamper, Sector Manager – Energy Infrastructure, Zero Waste Scotland (ZWS)    

               We need to talk about steel: The true carbon cost of decommissioning                   

 

               Abigail Davies, PhD Student, National Decommissioning Centre/University of Aberdeen            

               Decommissioning Emissions from Reuse Options

 

               Discussion/Q&A

10:50     Wrap up

 

Session 2: Impact of Decommissioning: Checking the scientific evidence and reporting on progress

11:05     Chair: Sally Rouse, Offshore Energy Environmental Advice Group Leader, Marine Scotland

 

               Alireza Maheri, Reader in Mechanical Engineering, University of Aberdeen                           

               A Decision Support System for Decommissioning of Offshore Windfarms

 

               Joshua Lawrence, Research Fellow, University of Aberdeen           

               Using an un-crewed surface vessel to survey fish around man-made structures

              

               Dickon Howell, Director, Howell Marine Consultants

               INSITE Synthesis update: Independent scientific consensus on the ecological role(s) of           installing, operating and removing man-made structures in the sea

 

               Discussion/Q&A

12:15     Wrap up

 

Session 3: Paradigm shifts with State-of-the-Art Technology

13:00     Chair: Moya Crawford, Chair, SUT International Salvage & Decommissioning Committee

 

               Moya Crawford, Managing Director, D’Arcy Thompson Simulator Centre (DTSC)

               Mark Lawrence, Lead Digital Services, Waves Group

               Seeing is believing - Making the paradigm shift from 2D to 4D, using Simulation and Virtual   Reality

 

               Alan Thompson, Government Affairs, Skyrora     

               Environmentally Responsible Launch

 

               Daniel Jones, Associate Head Ocean BioGeosciences, National Oceanography Centre (NOC)

               Autonomous Techniques for anthropogenic Structure Ecological Assessment

 

               Discussion and Q&A

14:30     Wrap up

 

Session 4: The Big Bang Theory - Are negative perceptions of the use of explosives correct?

14:45     Chair: Alison Brand, Chair XCOM (Explosives Committee)/Managing Director, Manta                Environmental

               Introduction to XCOM and Brief update on EDGAR (Explosives use in Decom, Guide for          Assessment of Risk)

 

               Mike Elliott, Chair in Estuarine & Coastal Sciences, University of Hull                       

               To blow or not to blow, that is the question: The use of explosives and the alternatives in           decommissioning marine infrastructure

 

               Discussion and Q&A

 

15:40     Dave Paterson, CEO, Marine Alliance for Science and Technology for Scotland (MASTS)              

               Wrap up and Closing remarks.

              

15:50     Workshop Close

 

 

 

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