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Half-day Seminar on Sea Gliders for Monitoring the Marine Environment in Malta

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Versatile autonomous underwater vehicles carrying customised sensors are becoming a more affordable technological solution for smart observations of key parameters in the sea. A sea glider deployed recently around the Maltese Islands has demonstrated how adaptive monitoring strategies using remotely controlled unmanned devices provide cost effective methods to routinely collect basic marine data and measure the health of our coastal waters. 

The Physical Oceanography Research Group is holding a half-day seminar that presents the sea glider experience in Malta to key stakeholders, and showcases how the new generation of sea gliders offers an innovative aid to observe and monitor the sea areas under local jurisdiction. With the participation of local scientists and two foreign experts, the seminar provides an avenue to brainstorm our way to the shaping of the operational marine observing system for the Maltese Islands.

Officers from the relevant local responsible entities and ministries, entrepreneurs in marine-related initiatives, marine scientists and students as well as other interested persons are invited to attend.

Location   Dolmen Resort Hotel, Qawra

Date         7th July 2017

Time         08:45-12:30 followed by buffet lunch

Fees          Full rate - €40 per person

                 Student rate - €25 per person

Registration fee to be settled on the day

Program can be downloaded from here

For further details visit the project webpage or send an email to Prof. Aldo Drago


Registration deadline: 30th June 2017.

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