Welcome to the first Subsea Energy Newsletter for 2018.

2018 started with a many new initiatives and new beginnings for SEA. Last week the very first Subsea Innovation Cluster of Australia was launched, during an event attended by over 120 members and supporters of the cluster.The same day our newly designed website went ‘live’, still a few hiccups to deal with but overall a fresh representation of our new and improved organisation, now representing almost 80 members and an improved way to harness and promote the unique subsea capabilities and knowledge found in Australia and bring a differentiated offering to the international market.

Last year’s member survey indicated that you were looking at doing things different and we listened. This year we will combine evening events with breakfast meetings hosted by industry experts, we will continue our master class program and add leadership and mental health initiatives to our list of activities for the coming year.

Our evening network events will all be held at Bar Lafayette after the success of our Christmas gathering and we very much look forward to seeing you in March, for more information Network event: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/preview?eid=43688389148

With the Subsea Pavilion at AOG almost sold out and the Subsea industry will again be a major focus of attention at AOG 2018 with a “free-to-attend” Subsea Industry Forum staged at the event. There will also be the popular Subsea Zone and Subsea Welcome drinks on the agenda in 2018.

Diversity and Inclusion will be high on our agenda, starting with the launch of the Wavemakers Exhibition on 8th of March, International Women’s Day in the lobby of Parmelia House. Make sure you join us for a drink between 5.30pm and 7.30pm. Dr Anne Aly MP, Member for Cowanand Woodside’s Morgan Harland will officially open the exhibition at 6pm.

I look forward to seeing you at our events!

Marius Martens
Subsea Energy Australia
Chairman