Standards Matter

Join us on Thursday 22 June 2017 for an exciting and interactive day exploring some of the big questions coming up in standardization. We have a number of sessions planned across four broad themes: Standards supporting global growth, innovation in a digital world, future of standards development, and our future society.

This flagship conference covers all aspects of ocean science, technology and engineering and returns to Aberdeen, highlighting the importance and size of the oceanic industry to the region. The conference programme will include not only the traditional OCEANS themes but there will also be special topics focusing on the region’s expertise.

UK businesses can apply for a share of £8.5 million to fund feasibility studies in infrastructure systems or health and life sciences. This is a pilot programme for Innovate UK. It provides simultaneous grant funding and venture capital investment for early stage projects led by UK companies.

A former health and safety manager for the oil and gas industry has designed an innovative garment aimed at saving the lives of offshore workers in the event of an accident at sea. Simon Lamont, from Dundee, came up with the idea for the Centurion 3, which is specially engineered to produce immediate heat when submerged in extreme cold water, after the 2009 fatal Super Puma crash in the North Sea.

The Oil & Gas Technology Centre’s Open Innovation Programme brings us all together via technology showcases, Tech Talks and workshops that inspire new thinking. The Call for Ideas process is a key part of the Open Innovation Programme.

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon visited Heriot-Watt University (HWU) in Edinburgh yesterday to mark the start of a new five-year partnership between oil giant Total and HWU’s Institute of Petroleum Engineering. The agreement, estimated to be worth at least £2.5million, was signed by Total Exploration and Production UK managing director Elisabeth Proust and HWU business and enterprise deputy principal Gillian Murray.