EUMR Newsletter: October-December 2020
Read all about the latest activities carried out by the EUMarineRobots project partners here. The newsletter includes actitives that took place in the final months of 2020 (October-December 2020).
'Coffee with EUMR' Webinar Series
The EUMarineRobots (EUMR) project is glad to announce the series of webinars “Coffee with EUMR” starting in February! These webinars will present the best of the research performed within the scope of EUMR and related initiatives.
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.
BTS 2020 at the European Commission website
The European Comission has recently promted the 12th Breaking the Surface that will take place once more at Biograd na Moru, Croatia from September 27th to October 4th.
EUMarineRobots infrastructures at EurOcean database
EUMarineRobots consortium's assets and infrastructures now available on EurOcean database.
3rd TNA Call deadline extended
Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, we decided to extend the 3rd TNA Call deadline until the end of May.
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.
3rd TNA call open
The 3rd TNA call is now open. Apply to EUMarineRobots' infrastructures until April 15th.
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.
Extended deadline for the second TNA call
The deadline for the open call has been extended to August 15, 2019. Don´t miss the opportunity to access to EUMarineRobots' infrastructures.
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.
Investigating unknown shipwrecks
Last January, a team of researchers led by Dr Gerard Dooly from the University of Limerick (UL), have investigated a series of unknown shipwrecks off the west coast of Ireland.
Today, there is an ongoing pressing need for a sustained, persistent, and affordable presence in the oceans that will help us to understand and monitor how key issues such as climate change, ocean acidification, unsustainable fishing, pollution, waste, loss of habitats and biodi
António Sérgio Ferreira, Senior Researcher at the LSTS (UPorto), used the invitation at BTS2018 to make a final info-day regarding the opening of the 1st Calls for TNA project submission with the talk entitled "EUMarineRobots: The “Oprah” of Marine Robotics"
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.
EUMR Project Presentation at EMRA'18
EUMR will be present in this event, with the following presentation: “EUMR Project: Key marine robotics research infrastructures for starting communities”.
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.
Participation on Missão Empresarial do BlueTech Cluster de San Diego, Estados Unidos da América, “The Maritime Alliance”
LSTS was present at the Missão Empresarial do BlueTech Cluster de San Diego, Estados Unidos da América, “The Maritime Alliance”, a B2B meeting held by Fórum Oceano in Lisbon.
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.
Participation on Oceanology International, 2018
We invite you to visit our booth (M150) and learn more about how EUMR will help other institutions and companies to gain and access a sustained, persistent, and affordable presence in the oceans.