Subsea Expo — foreSEA Your Future

Subsea UK

foreSEA Your Future

foreSEA Your Future

On the final day of the event, an education focused programme – ForeSEA Your Future – is run to educate and inspire secondary school pupils about careers in the underwater industry.

Subsea Expo, Global Underwater Hub’s flagship exhibition and conference, takes place at P&J Live in Aberdeen, from Tuesday, 20 until Thursday, 22 February.

It brings together around 150 companies and organisations to showcase the technology, innovation and skills present in the underwater industry today. Over its three-day run, Subsea Expo welcomes up to 6,000 visitors from over 40 countries.

ForeSEA Your Future is a dedicated educational programme run on the final day of Subsea Expo to provide secondary school pupils that have an interest in STEM subjects with insight into the career opportunities offered by the underwater industry and wider energy sector.

Subsea Expo provides a unique opportunity to see STEM subjects brought to life in an industry context. It will offer school pupils stimulating and varied opportunities to meet industry professionals, students and peers, while having the opportunity to safely view and handle some of the industry equipment and tour the main exhibition arena in hosted groups.

School groups will be allocated a one-hour slot, in 15-minute intervals in Conference Suite 1, situated on the first floor of P&J Live. The earliest time slot will be 9.30, then 9.45 and so on until 13:00. The conference closes at 14:00.

Following an hour upstairs, groups will be encouraged to take part in our scavenger hunt activity downstairs which will guide them to interesting Global Underwater Hub member companies and their stands.

The ForeSEA Your Future programme is designed for secondary school pupils in S3 and above who are considering their subject options and choices. Up to 150 pupils are expected to attend accompanied by their guidance and careers teachers.

Each school will be limited to 10 student spaces and bookings will be taken on a first come, first served basis. All bookings will be confirmed two weeks prior to Subsea Expo, at which time each school group will be allocated an arrival time.

Subsea Expo is a valuable hands-on opportunity for school pupils to see how innovation and leading-edge technology is being utilised by the subsea and renewable energy sectors. In the coming years, as the world works towards net-zero targets and harnesses the power of our oceans and seas to generate clean, green renewable energy, engineers and creative thinkers will be needed to deliver this. The ForeSEA Your Future programme aims to illustrate this.

Technology: Students will have access to the latest technologies, equipment and computer simulations that will demonstrate the innovation that exists across the industry
Career stories: Those working in industry today and who have taken their passion for STEM at school and built a career out of it will be on hand to tell their fascinating career stories and illustrate the range of job opportunities presented by the underwater industry.
Exhibition tours: Schools will be hosted in small groups and given access to the full exhibition arena, being guided to Global Underwater Hub member companies that are exhibiting and ready to welcome and speak to the pupils.
STEM club members: There will be an opportunity to meet STEM Club members from a local school who will showcase an ROV they have designed and built, and subsea sensors they have developed.

Pathways from education to industry: For school pupils Subsea Expo helps to bring career opportunities alive. There will be opportunities to speak to apprentices, university student STEM ambassadors and underwater industry professionals about their education routes and path into the sector and the range of career options on offer.

Full details of the programme will be provided ahead of the day.

To register your school to participate in ForeSEA Your Future 2024, click here to request places.

Global Underwater Hub will confirm all places and allocate arrival times for each school two weeks prior to Subsea Expo.

If you would like to be added to a waitlist for additional places that may become available, please e-mail Deadline for bookings is Wednesday, 31 January.

If your company is interested in supporting the ForeSEA Your Future programme at Subsea Expo and help to inspire the next generation into the underwater industry, please e-mail for more information.