8th Unmanned Underwater Vehicle ShowcaseNews // May 22, 2006
Reed Exhibitions has confirmed that the 8th Unmanned Underwater Vehicle Showcase (UUVS) will take place on 27th-28th September 2006 at the National Oceanography Centre in Southampton, UK.
UUVS is a unique global showcase for cutting edge technologies and developments in underwater vehicles. The combination of technical conference, exhibition and networking events creates a unique environment where the commercial, defence and scientific communities meet to exchange information and ideas on the latest developments in AUV/ROV technology. UUVS 05 attracted over 375 attendees from over 20 countries, and covering a wide range of disciplines including industrial design, defence, oil and gas, oceanography and academia.
The conference has always striven to highlight and encourage the operational use of these vehicles, together with presenting advances in the key enabling technologies. This year is no exception, with the emphasis falling more on developments in the commercial use of the vehicles with exciting developments being reported in the oil & gas sector. Military and scientific presentations also play a significant part within the technical programme.
Advances in technology are always very important, and some of the most interesting ones will be presented here, but commercially it is often more down to the business case. After several years of operational success in the commercial sector, the time now appears to be right to move on to a much larger penetration of the market if the case can be made well enough.
Exhibitors already confirmed for the UUVS 06 exhibition include; Kongsberg, QinetiQ, IXSEA, Reson, Teledyne RDI, Nautronix, Sonardyne, MacArtney, Marine Electronics, Coda Octopus and TSS international.
UUVS is organised by Reed Exhibitions Ltd and carried out in association with the National Oceanography Centre, Southampton on behalf of the University of Southampton and the Natural Environment Research Council and the Society for Underwater Technology
More information and registration details for UUVS can be found at http://www.uuvs.com/ or please contact:
Reed Exhibitions Ltd
T: +44 (0) 20 8439 8870
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