January 2016

Advancement of Autonomous Underwater Vehicles Creates New Opportunities

Dinner Presentation organized by the Sea-to-Sky Branch of APEGBC

Status: Advanced registration is now closed. For more information and space availability, please contact [email protected] Thank you!
Date: Thursday, January 21, 2016
Time: 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: Holiday Inn and Suites, 700 Old Lillooet Road, North Vancouver, BC
Presenter: Mr. Shane Jensen, B.Eng, P.Eng.– International Submarine Engineering
Mr. Taylor Moore – International Submarine Engineering
Credit: 1.5 Informal Professional Development Hours (PDH)
Cost: $35 each for members and guests who register online.
$40 each for members and guests who register at the door.
$25 for EIT or GIT’s who register online or at the door.
$20 for student members of  who register online or at the door.
Door registration pending space available.
You and your guests are invited to attend the Sea-to-Sky Branch Dinner Presentation on "Advancement of Autonomous Underwater Vehicles Creates New Opportunities".

As technology has advanced over the last few decades, the ability for computers to perform complex tasks autonomously has increased dramatically.  This has allowed for many unsafe jobs to be replaced by robots.  One of these jobs is submarine piloting.
The costs and risks involved for manned submarines are very high, and often impractical. The advancement of autonomous underwater vehicles (AUV's) or robotic submarines has been significant, and with these advancements come many new opportunities, including exploring areas of the ocean that have never been seen before.
This presentation will touch on where these vehicles are being used, but will mainly focus on AUV operations and the various applications of technology in the industry.


5:30 - 6:20 pm –  Registration,social networking, and cash bar (Please bring cash for drinks as debit and credit card are not accepted – thank you)
6:20 - 6:30 pm –  Announcements and introductions
6:30 - 7:00 pm –  BBQ buffet dinner, dessert, coffee and tea, and cash bar
7:00 - 8:00 pm –  Speaker’s Presentation.
8:00 - 8:45 pm –  Questions and answers
8:45 - 9:00 pm –  Closure.


Mr. Shane Jensen, B.Eng., P.Eng.
Past Mechanical Design Engineer – International Submarine Engineering

Mr. Shane Jensen, PEng, has gained experience in the AUV industry, by working at International Submarine Engineering (ISE) in Port Coquitlam.  ISE has specialized in custom sub-sea robotic solutions and control systems for 40 years.  At ISE, Shane focused on topics such as submarine design, vehicle stability, emergency response systems, and structural integrity at depths of up to 6000 meters and pressures of 8500 psi. Although Shane primary focus is mechanical, he also has experience with control systems and vehicle specific applications.

Mr. Jensen received a Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical from the University of Victoria.

Mr. Taylor Moore – International Submarine Engineering

Mr. Taylor Moore of International Submarine Engineering has a specialization in control system design, vehicle intelligence, and application. Mr. Taylor will also be available at the presentation to discuss vehicle control methodology and autonomous marine vehicle applications in the seismic industry.


  • To help us predict our catering needs, please register prior to January 20, 2016.
  • Due to space limitations, online registrations will be limited to the first 90.

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