VISIT TO R/V LAURA BASSI
On 23rd September, 2022 the four students selected from the University of Milano-Bicocca to participate in the Santorini summer school were invited in Trieste on-board the R/V Laura Bassi from OGS, to explore all facilities and labs that characterise a Reaserch Vessel designed to carried out oceanographic exploration at sea. We warmly thank Daniela Accettella, Andrea Cova, Maurizio Bensi and Franco Choren from OGS for their great hospitality.
In addition to the visit, students had the possibility to visit booths of Trieste Next, a so-called "innovation showcase" during which applied research and new technologies meet. Researchers and entrepreneurs present their ideas and experiences, showing how technological advancement may lead to new solutions in multiple sectors.
GEOSCIENTISTS: RELEVANT PERFORMANCE FOR THE FUTURE CHALLENGES
On 14th December, 2022 the GeoPraksis project leader, Prof. Iver Martens (UiT), has been invited at the University of Milano-Bicocca to give a talk about his project contents, entitled “Geoscientists: relevant performance for the future challenges”. The seminar was meant to encourage a discussion between students, universitites, and industries working in the geosciences. The event was usefull to raise students' awarness about the value of their course of study for private companies, with a focus also on the ongoing green transition affecting the working world.
Many industry representatives were invited to attend the seminar, allowing participants to expand their network outside the academic world. Indeed, a discussion about how to promote interaction between students, universities, and industries was done, to support and push towards collaboration.
BRIDGET AT THE GERMAN HYDROGRAPHIC ASSOCIATION
The German Hydrographic Association met for the annual meeting in Berlin from the 20th – 21st of June, 2023. Hydrographers from research institutes, industry, and state offices across the country came together to meet and discuss Digital Twins of Oceans, technological developments within the hydrography field, and upcoming hydrographic studies.
Dr. Clara Drummer (Orthodrone) delivered a presentation describing the applications of uncrewed aerial systems (UAS) for hydrography studies. She highlighted results of the Santorini summer school and the approaches of BridgET in her presentation. Clara emphasized the seamless data approach and described how UAS surveys can close the gap between offshore and onshore data collections. She also discussed the challenges of near-shore shallow water bathymetry, concluding with how UAS approaches can be used for both training and data acquisition in future summer schools.