Inspiring Tomorrow’s Innovators at the 2024 Subsea Expo

23 Feb 2024 | Events, SeaFlo iTwins

This week, SeaFlo Consultancy and GRi Simulations had the privilege of participating in the 2024 Subsea Expo held in Aberdeen. Amidst the bustling atmosphere of innovation and collaboration, we were particularly thrilled to support the ForeSEA your Future STEM Initiatives orchestrated by the Global Underwater Hub.

The ForeSEA your Future STEM Initiatives is an educational program designed to enlighten and motivate secondary school students about the myriad of career opportunities within the underwater industry. As advocates for fostering the next generation of talent, we seized the opportunity to showcase our cutting-edge subsea inspection and asset integrity management technologies alongside the groundbreaking iDEA Digital Twin Technology enhancements.

Our exhibit was not just a display of technology; it was an immersive experience. Equipped with Virtual Reality to Augmented Reality Headsets, we transported young minds into the dynamic realm of underwater engineering and digitalization. Through this hands-on encounter, we aimed to ignite the passion of aspiring students intrigued by careers in Underwater Engineering Technologies, Digitalization, Remote Operations, Floating Offshore Wind, and Marine Energy Technologies.

At the heart of our demonstration was the desire to offer students a glimpse into the daily lives of Marine Technologists and Subsea Operations Engineers, highlighting the industry’s growing emphasis on environmental, social, and governance (ESG) principles. By showcasing the intersection of technology and sustainability, we hoped to inspire a new generation of leaders poised to tackle the challenges of our marine environments with ingenuity and responsibility.

The Subsea Expo served as an invaluable platform for bridging the gap between classroom learning and real-world application in STEM subjects. Through interactive sessions and guided tours, students had the opportunity to engage with industry professionals, exchange ideas with peers, and gain first hand experience handling industry equipment.

As we reflect on our participation in the 2024 Subsea Expo, we are energized by the potential we witnessed in the bright minds of tomorrow. By nurturing their curiosity and empowering them with knowledge, we are paving the way for a future where innovation knows no bounds beneath the waves.

Together, let us dive into the future, where the depths of the ocean hold endless possibilities for exploration, discovery, and inspiration.

Image Source: National Subsea Centre