Society for Underwater Technology

The Society for Underwater Technology (SUT) is a multidisciplinary, international marine learned society that brings together organisations and individuals with a common interest in underwater technology, ocean science and offshore engineering.

Founded in 1966, the SUT has headquarters in London and members in more than 40 countries and branches in 11, the largest being in the UK, USA and Australia. Members include engineers, scientists, other professionals and students.

The SUT was founded to promote the further understanding of the underwater environment and to encourage:

cross–fertilisation and dissemination of ideas, experience and information between workers in academic research, applied research and technology, industry and government
development of techniques and tools to explore, study and exploit the oceans
proper economic and sociological usage of resources in and beneath the oceans
further education of scientists and technologists to maintain high standards in marine science and technology.

The SUT considers all aspects of technology applied to:

diving and manned submersibles
environmental forces
marine policy
marine renewable energies
ocean resources
offshore site investigation and geotechnics
salvage and decommissioning
subsea engineering and operations
underwater robotics
underwater science
underwater vehicles

The Society for Underwater Technology’s Educational Support Fund offers sponsorship awards to high calibre undergraduate and postgraduate students, either starting or continuing a degree which embraces at least one relevant component area of marine science, underwater technology or offshore engineering.

Specialist Interest Groups

SUT membership

Contact Information
Director / Head: 
Cheryl Burgess, CEO
HQS Wellington, Victoria Embankment, London WC2R 2PN
Switchboard Number: 
+44 (0)7949 922993
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