The world's premier event for Remotely Operated Vehicles, Commercial Diving Contractors, Manned Submersibles, and all other aspects of the Underwater Operations Industry - Underwater Intervention 2017 - will again be held in New Orleans at:

Morial Convention Center
900 Convention Center Blvd · New Orleans
(504) 582-3023

The Underwater Intervention Technical Program Committee is actively seeking quality technical papers, presentations, workshops, and tutorials for Underwater Intervention 2017.



Subject Matter and Technical Program Tracks for which we are seeking papers and presentations are:

  • Work Class ROVs
  • Commercial Diving
  • Manned Submersibles
  • Instruments and Sensors
  • Marine Education/Academia
  • Observation Class ROVs
  • Ocean Research and Marine Archaeology Technology
  • Deepwater Field Development
  • AUV Technology
  • Advanced Underwater Engineering
  • Import/Export Compliance or How to Avoid Federal Prison
  • Subsea Survey
  • ASV Technology
  • Technology Poster Presentation and Display - request specifications at uitech@underwaterintervention.com

WHO ATTENDS Underwater Intervention?

  • Oil & Gas industry professionals / Operators
  • Information and technologies futurists
  • Senior International and Regional underwater operators
  • Underwater Operations Service and equipment suppliers
  • Ocean Engineering and construction companies
  • Commercial Diving and ROV Contractors
  • Underwater Operations Consultants
  • Engineers, Project managers, Purchasing Agents
  • Law Enforcement Dive Teams
  • Fire Department Dive Teams
  • Public Safety and Rescue Teams
  • Military Specialists and Purchasing Agents

Information for Authors

  • The main body of your abstract should be between 150 and 300 words. 
  • Please include a brief biography for publication in your abstract submittal. 
  • You must provide a valid, working, e-mail.   
  • Deadline is October 20, 2016.
  • As authors are accepted, they will be featured in web postings, social media announcements, UI Mobile App, and UI Newsletter. 
  • Program Scheduling will begin as abstracts are accepted. 
  • If your abstract is accepted, you will be automatically registered for the conference and will receive a confirmation letter by e-mail.
  • To submit an abstract, go to: Author Login for Abstract Submittal. You will need to create an account for yourself. Please record the login and password for future use. 

The term "papers" is used to include formal research papers, PowerPoint presentations, Case Studies, Short Film with Presenter Narration, and/or Poster Presentation and Display.

Deadline for Final Papers/Presentations is January 12, 2017 for inclusion in the online proceedings..

  • Final selection of papers will be determined by the Underwater Intervention Technical Program Committee. Papers will be evaluated on the basis of the abstract submitted. The papers should be in English, completely original, and address underwater operations issues as outlined in the conference focus areas (Tracks). Papers and presentations should avoid any commercialism and overt marketing.
  • The following criteria will be observed by the Underwater Intervention Technical Program Committee in the selection of papers:
    • The paper should be of interest for underwater operations applications.
    • The paper should emphasize innovative technologies including an analysis of research.
    • The paper should address case studies and/or technical interest for indicated topics.
  • Twenty-minutes are programmed to present a paper (presentation in English). A ten-minute discussion will follow each presentation. If your presentation requires a different format, please indicate such requirements at the time of submission.
  • Authors of papers selected for the UI program will be notified by the Track Leader.
  • A manuscript or technical PowerPoint® presentation will be required for each paper selected. Manuscripts should be provided to the Track Leader by email in Word® and PDF format. Copyright of papers and presentations belongs to Underwater Intervention.
  • Maximum length of paper shall be 15 typewritten pages, including references. Bibliography tables should not exceed 6 pages.
  • Full instructions on preparation of manuscripts and presentations will be sent to authors of selected papers. Complete manuscripts must be provided. Slides, sketches, graphs or photographs to illustrate the PowerPoint® presentation shall be provided in a PowerPoint document.
  • Complimentary conference registration will be provided only for the author who makes the presentation. Underwater Intervention assumes no obligation for expenses incurred by authors for travel, lodging, food, or other expenses.
  • To submit an abstract, go to: Author Login for Abstract Submittal. You will need to create an account for yourself. Please record the login and password for future use.

General enquiries may be directed to UITech@underwaterintervention.com. This is a committee mailbox and the appropriate Track Leader will respond.

Abstract Submittal Deadline Overview

October 20, 2016 - Final Abstract submitted ONLINE
January 12, 2017 - FINAL Paper sent to Track Leader for Online Proceedings
February 21-23, 2017 - Conference Participation

UI Technical Committee

Drew Trent, Oceaneering - Technical Program Committee Chair

  • Steve Struble, Aqueos Subsea - Commercial Diving Track Leader
  • Steve Barrow, FMC Schilling Robotics - Work Class ROV Track Leader
  • Dan Scoville, Oceaneering International - Inspection Class ROV Track Leader
  • Will Kohnen, Hydrospace Group, Manned Submersibles Track Leader
  • Dave Weaver, Oceaneering International - AUV Technology Track Leader
  • Mike Chapman - MECCO, Inc - Instruments and Sensors Track Leader
  • Jill Zande, MATE Center, Marine Education Track Leader
  • Erika Motague, OceanGate - Ocean Research and Marine Archaeology Technology Track Leader