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Membership and Industry Engagement

Membership and Industry Engagement

BlueZone Group supports the development of all markets in Australia where our instruments and technology are deployed. We engage with local organisations and societies to support the development of knowledge and "lessons-learned" to increase the effectiveness of all our customers.

ADCPs In Action in Australia

Joining with long-term partner, Teledyne RDI instruments, BlueZone has conducted three “ADCPs in Action” events in Australia. These events offer the ADCP user community in Australia a unique venue for discussing applications and lessons learned from operating ADCPs “down under”. ADCPs in Action represents an outstanding opportunity to network, share information and learn about new and innovative uses of ADCPs for scientific, commercial and military applications.

Our inaugural event in October 2012 was a big success with over forty Marine Measurements attendees meeting on the Gold Coast for a day of presentations followed by a user workshop. In August 2013 BlueZone and Teledyne RDI again joined forces to stage an event to bring together hydrographers, scientists and engineers operating in the Water Resources community to network and learn. In 2015 ADCPs in Action was bigger than ever combining Marine Measurements and Water Resources in parallel streams. A full complement of Teledyne RDI technical staff was available and conduct comprehensive product training sessions for both Marine Measurements and Water Resources users were conducted over the two days.

Read More: ADCPs in Action in Australia

 Delegates from  Marine Measurements and Water Resources joined with UVS and Teledyne RDI representatives to network, learn and share about the wide applications of ADCP technology.

Australian Hydrographers Association

The Australian Hydrographers Association site provides access to news and information about Australian Hydrography, news and events in the profession and the chance to participate in forums exchanging ideas on many aspects of hydrography and related areas of interest and occupation.
BlueZone has been a regular sponsor of the Hydrographers Association Conference which is held every two years.

Read More: River Pro on Tour
One of the delegates from the Department of Natural 
Resources and Mines (DNRM – Queensland) with  
 one of the first RiverPro units for Australia with  
 Jim Rogers, Director of Water Resources Product  
 Lines at Teledyne RDI at AHA2104.
 Delegates to AHA2014 gather for an early morning RiverPro
 demo on the Parramatta River.
Hening Huang provides an explanation of ADCP theory 
at the RiverPro demo in Tasmania.


Australasian Hydrographic Society

BlueZone is a corporate member of the Australasian Hydrographic Society. The AHS is the South West Pacific and South East Asian regional focus for those interested in hydrography and related sciences.
Its objectives are to promote the science of surveying and the exchange of information and knowledge between technologists and with others involved in hydrography, as well as to promote better education and training of persons engaged in the study of hydrography and related sciences.

Read More: Hydrographic Trends 
Read More: Australasian Hydrographic Society

Oceanscience Underway CTD deployed by IXSURVEY Australia.
Teledyne Odom MB1 MBES mounted on an SV3 Wave Glider. 
Combined Laser and Sonar scan of Costa Concordia wreck. MEMS INS supports the integration of MBES into Oceanscience

Australian Trusted Trader

BlueZone holds trusted trader status under the Australian Trusted Trader Programme.

Australian Trusted Trader reduces red tape for Trusted Traders at the border, improves certainty in export markets, and expedites the flow of cargo in and out of Australia, which means faster access to market. Trusted Trader accredits BlueZone with compliant trade practices and a secure supply chain.

Bright Thinkers

BlueZone is proud to be included in the “Bright Thinkers” group of companies - conscientious companies creating a brighter world with solar energy. In January 2105 a 10kW solar system was installed at the BlueZone facility in Newcastle, NSW that creates enough energy from the sun to run the peak load of the office and factory. The system will generate reliable electricity for over 25 years and provide clean energy for both BlueZone and society in general.

Read More: Bight Thinkers

 10kW Solar Photovoltaic Array installed at the UVS facility in Newcastle, NSW.


SC21 and Supplier Continuous Improvement Program (SCIP).

SC21 is a global benchmark of supply chain excellence derived from the UK 21st Century Supply Chain program and licensed in Australia as the Supplier Continuous Improvement Program (SCIP). BlueZone Group company, ATSA Defence Services, has been a member of SCIP since March 2011.

 ATSA is a member of the Supplier Continuous Improvement Program (SCIP) and has implemented LEAN
practices to continuously improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the Double Eagle workshop.

Society for Underwater Technology

UVS is a corporate member of the Perth Branch of the Society for Underwater Technology (SUT) which was formed in 2004. The SUT was founded to promote the further understanding of the underwater environment and to encourage:

  • cross–fertilisation and dissemination of ideas, experience and information between workers in academic research, applied research and technology, industry and government
  • development of techniques and tools to explore, study and exploit the oceans
  • proper economic and sociological usage of resources in and beneath the oceans
  • further education of scientists and technologists to maintain high standards in marine science and technology. 

 BlueZone can offer many products to support current and future monitoring requirements for the future FLNG industry.

Submarine Institute of Australia

The Submarine Institute of Australia is the nation’s premier organisation for the promotion of submarine matters. Established in 1999, the SIA has a vision that builds on the centenary of submarines (1914-2014). While the participation of submarines was periodic in their first 100 years of RAN history, the second 100 years requires a determined and successful approach to sustaining and growing Australia’s submarine capability.

BlueZone is a corporate member of the Submarine Institute of Australia and regularly participates in and sponsors SIA activities.

BlueZone Group has been a supplier to the COLLINS Class submarine project from the original construction when SOURIAU through hull perpetrators were specified for many critical applications for electrical and fibre-optic connectivity through the submarine hull. 

Read More: COLLINSClass Submarine 

  Certificate of Sponsorship

BlueZone CTO, Darren Burrowes, accepts a Certificate of Appreciation
from Submarine Institute of Australia President, Mark Sander, for the
10th Biennial SIA Conference in Canberra 2020.

5th Submarine Science, Technology and Engineering Conference (SubSTEC5) 
18-21 November 2019 - Fremantle

Submarines under the sea operate in a heterogeneous three-dimensional world. Knowledge of the environment is extremely important for operations as sensor efficiency is directly related to underwater sound propagation. Expendable Bathythermograph (XBT) technology, first developed in the 1960s, is the principal method used by submarines to collect data on the thermal profile of the immediate operating environment. This paper proposes that the use of micro Unmanned Underwater Vehicles (UUV) has the potential to provide both an enhanced XBT function and significant other capability for a submarine. 

Micro UUVs for Improving the performance of submarine launched bathymetric probes Micro UUVs for Improving the performance of submarine launched bathymetric probes (244 KB)

SOURIAU products are specified in demanding applications
including the COLLINS Class submarines operated by the Royal
Australian Navy. 
 Certificate of Sponsorship

Subsea Innovation Cluster Australia

In 2018 BlueZone Group joined with other Australian companies and research institutions to form Australia’s first Subsea Cluster: Subsea Innovation Cluster Australia (SICA). The cluster was founded with an initial focus on subsea Inspection, Maintenance & Repair (IMR). 

SICA is operated and managed in Perth with strong support from Subsea Energy Australia (SEA). From the BlueZone Group office in Perth, BlueZone actively participates in SICA and supports the SICA vision is to be the Asia Pacific centre of expertise in subsea IMR technology & services. BlueZone is pleased to join with other companies across the whole subsea value chain, attracting capital, knowledge & skilled individuals. 

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SICA - Strength in Numbers SICA - Strength in Numbers (981 KB)

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Surveying & Spatial Sciences Institute (SSSI)

The Surveying & Spatial Sciences Institute (SSSI) is the national peak body catering for the professional people who make up the spatial information industry. 

BlueZone Group UVS sponsors the Hydrography Commission within the SSSI. The hydrographic surveyor is a specialist in precise positioning and data acquisition in marine environments, expected to work in a wide range of differing situations and applications from inland waters and rivers, to ports and the deep oceans.

UVS is proud to be a supplier of leading edge equipment, systems, application engineering and training for hydrographic surveyor specialists. Our wide product portfolio supplied by global leaders is supported by local service and training enabling hydrographic surveyors to achieve their survey tasks.

 In an event “Autonomous Oceans: Past, Present and Future” members heard from start-ups patenting
 their equipment and young professionals looking to grow in a tough Australian market.

Teledyne Marine Technology Workshop in San Diego

BlueZone has been a regular attendee in San Diego since the Teledyne Marine Technology Workshop was "ADCPs In Action". Through sponsorship of researchers such as David Williams (Australian Institute of Marine Science - Darwin), BlueZone has contributed to the exchange of ideas, applications and development of ADCPs for use in marine and river applications.
In 2017 the largest ever delegation from the BlueZone Group travelled across the Pacific in October for the 2017 Teledyne Marine Technology Workshop held in San Diego.
With multiple concurrent tracks across the marine world including marine measurements, water resources and defence & security there was plenty of information to take in for the BlueZone team to support future customer applications. The busy conference program was supported by a comprehensive on-water demonstration schedule that included demonstration of many integrated systems developed from the extensive Teledyne Marine product portfolio. 

The BlueZone team at the TMTW workshop in San Diego.  

Surveying & Spatial Sciences Institute (SSSI)

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