Technical Tracks

The purpose of our Underwater Intervention 2020 conference is of both a technical and social nature.  Within our fast-paced industry, we all go about our duties with a mindset that is based upon our collective experiences built upon our day-to-day work within individual job functions.  Underwater Intervention occurs at a time of year whereby most industry professionals are summarizing the previous years’ experiences while preparing for another work season.  This allows us all a brief respite in order to meet and compare notes while also collecting knowledge of new techniques and technologies gathered over the previous year.  But the strength of this conference is enjoying the opportunity to meet and network with new (plus connecting with old) friends.

The technical tracks at Underwater Intervention are designed to address the most critical and innovative sections of the subsea industry and are divided into classifications so as to appeal to the broadest possible audiences within our section of the subsea operations space.  Our individual track chairs are well-known and respected leaders within their areas of expertise.  These professions’ strong industry status allows them to recruit the latest innovators and the best talent in order to share knowledge and experiences to our information-hungry audience.

Please join me and my team as we meet to discuss the most pressing issues faced within our industry in the fun and informative environment of New Orleans.  We look forward to seeing you at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in February!

Bob Christ, Technical Program Chairman
Underwater Intervention 2020


Bob Christ

Bob Christ is CEO of SeaTrepid International – an offshore robotics services company servicing major industrial clients worldwide. Bob is a FAA-licensed Airline Transport Pilot as well as a Certified Public Accountant (currently inactive). He began his ROV career with Oceaneering and continued as a co-founder of VideoRay, a micro-ROV manufacturer.  In 2003, Bob founded SeaTrepid. Bob publishes widely within the subsea industry and is co-author of “The ROV Manual” along with Bob Wernli (now in its second edition).