UTC2020 is cancelled - we look forward to seeing you at UTC2021

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UTC2020 is cancelled. Click here for more information: COVID-19 and UTC
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UTC2020 is cancelled

We regret to inform you that UTC2020 is cancelled due to public health concerns linked to the COVID-19 pandemic. These considerations are particularly related to the risk of infection brought on by mass gatherings and the movement and travel restrictions within Norway and around the world.

UTC2020 was due to take place in Bergen, 16 – 17 June. It would have been the 26th conference since the first UTC in 1980. As one of the world’s longest-lived conferences within the subsea field, we believe our best option was to sit out this one, as we choose to look forward and aim for an excellent event in 2021.

The committees have all done an outstanding job planning and creating UTC2020. The program was exciting and filled with important topics,  great technical presentations and inspiring keynotes. To everyone who has come together and made UTC2020: Thank you!

We ask for your understanding, and hope you will all contribute to making UTC2021 a fantastic experience.

Sincerely, The UTF board

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Subsea Innovation Day: Digitalisation

GCE Ocean Technology invites all UTC participants to sign up for the Subsea Innovation Day the 28 April to learn more about technology challenges and opportunities seen from the major players in the industry. The event will be held as a digital conference and is free of charge.

We welcome you all to join us. Read the full programme and sign up.

This year’s focus will be opportunities and challenges related to digitalisation. Our main topics are; autonomy, underwater Internet of things, communication, robotics, advanced data analysis, sensing, survey and inspection. We will receive input from major players about ongoing projects, challenges and possibilities, as well as visions for the future.

The event is intended for people working with technology as well as managers and business developers who would like to discover new opportunities.

Programme – Technology Strategies

The first session will provide an overview of national oil and gas technology strategies in Norway and the UK. Following this, we will get insight into cross-over possibilities towards offshore wind, where subsea expertise is attractive.

The second session will provide the suppliers perspective and examples, including presentations about changes in public funding possibilities to support innovation following Covid-19.

Operators Perspective – Interactive Meeting

We are very pleased to announce that at least three oil and gas operators will join us and share their perspectives on the subsea industry. Leading technical experts from Equinor, Repsol and Lundin have been confirmed.

All presentations are pre-recorded, making it possible to chat with- and ask questions to the presenters during their presentations. In the latter part of the meeting there will be a break-out session with opportunity for video meetings with the key presenters to follow up on the main topics discussed and presented earlier. We will also be posting polls to get your opinions and views during the meeting.

About Subsea Innovation Day

Subsea Innovation Day has become a successful annual meeting place for the subsea industry, hosted by GCE Ocean Technology.

The focus is technology challenges and opportunities facing the industry.

The event is a combination of knowledge sharing, inspirational presentations and workshops.

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Welcome to the UTC exhibition 17- 18 June, 2020

The UTC 2020 Exhibition will take place in Grieghallen's facilities – Dovregubbens Hall.

The Exhibition is open for visitors free of charge, at these hours:

Wednesday 17. June: 10:30 - 16:00
Thursday 18. June: 09:00 - 14:30