SUMMER@LSTS 2020 – Introduction to Marine Robotics with applications to ocean observation, underwater archeology and ecosystems mapping
The summer course on Marine Robotics is funded by the Portuguese Foundation of Science and Technology (FCT) and organized by the Laboratório de Sistemas e Tecnologia Subaquática (LSTS) from the University of Porto and the AIR Centre. in cooperation with the H2020 EU Marine Robots Project, coordinated by LSTS.
Fifteen research initiation scholarships were awarded to students to participate in the summer school "Introduction to Robotics for applications in Ocean Observation, Archaeology and Ecosystem Mapping", promoted by LSTS - Underwater Systems and Technology Laboratory, at the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto.
From Toulon to Girona
From the 2nd to the 6th of March, the facilities of the CIRS have been the stage for team of researchers and students of the Université de Toulon to carry out test and to collect real data regarding the dynamic behavior of SPARUS AUV. This date will be then compared with the data from the simulator they are developing in order to improve their predictions.
TNA Experiment on ISME infrastructures - Underwater robot FeelHippo exploring the sea in search of carbon dioxide
The automaton, developed in 2013 by the University of Florence, was used in a study conducted by an Italian-German team, part of the European project EUMarineRobots and aims to estimate the amount of CO2 present in the sea.
III RICH Symposium, European Research Infrastructures
Members of EUMR were present at the III RICH Symposium in Brussels, to ascertain the next challenges/opportunities for Horizon Europe, regarding networked autonomous systems. The event also served for a synchronization with the EUMR's Project Officer regarding the planning of its Mid-Term Review. Finally, the event served as an announcement of the final themes of Horizon 2020 calls.
EUMR General Assembly and EMRA19
On the 14th of May the EUMR partners convened in a general assembly to track the overall progress of all workpackages and discuss possible upcoming updates to TNA efforts. This general assembly was held within the context of EUMR's strong participation in the EMRA19 workshop, as a core organizing member.
EUMR project dissemination at IROS 2018
This year, The International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS) will take place in Madrid, Spain, from 1st to 5th of October. ISME. UPORTO and UdG, members of the EUMR consortium, will participate in this event, where they will disseminate project activities and TNA calls.
Prof. João Sousa invited to The Belem All-Atlantic Research Forum
Prof. João Sousa was invited by Sigi Gruber, Head of Marine Resources Unit, DG Research and Innovation, European Commission, to participate on The Belem All-Atlantic Research Forum, which will be hosted in Salvador, Brazil, from July 23-24, 2018.
EMRA 2018 Live Streaming
The EMRA’18 workshop will have a live streaming link! This workshop will offer the latest research achievements and industrial applications in marine robotics technology. Its main objective is to bring leading researchers, industry stakeholders, end users and policy makers to discuss the important topic of marine robotics and associated technologies.
Project Presentation on The 3rd High Level Industry-Science-Government Dialogue: Implementing The Atlantic International Research Centre (Air Centre)
This meeting is part of a series of events held in a number of cities, mobilizing governments, researchers and entrepreneurs worldwide, towards the development of a new science and technology agenda for an integrative approach to the Atlantic.
2018 EuroGEOSS Request launched on 16 April
From 16 April until 30 June 2018, public or private organizations involved in developing innovative applications based on Earth Observations (EO) and located in European GEO member countries are invited to come forward with voluntary Expressions of Intent for networking along the value chain.
First public appearance of EUMR at Oceanology International 2018
EUMR’s participation on Oceanology International 2018 was a success! This was the project first public appearance and we had the chance to announce our planned activities, with special focus on public calls for researchers and industry to access EUMR infrastructures, training, education, and data that will be opened during the projects lifecycle.
Project Presentation at European Robotics Forum, 2018
The European Robotics Forum (ERF2018), the most influential meeting of the robotics community in Europe, will be held in Tampere, Finland, on 13-15 March 2018. EUMarine Robots project is going to be presented by its coordinator Prof. João Borges de Sousa, on 15th March, in a session organized by Prof. Gianluca Antonelli, also a member of the consortium.