Breaking the Surface

Breaking the Surface - International Interdsciplinary Field Workshop of Maritime Robotics and Applications

First held: October 2009

Location: Biograd na Moru, Croatia

Upcoming event: Breaking the Surface 2019, 29th September to 6th October

Website: bts.fer.hr

Facebook: facebook.com/BTSCroatia

Registration: bts.fer.hr/registration

Organized with the Center for Underwater Systems and Technologies

 


Breaking the Surface - International Interdsciplinary Field Workshop of Maritime Robotics and Applications has been organized for 10 years in a row on the Adriatic Coast of Croatia (Murter and Biograd na Moru), gathering academics, scientists, industry representatives, students, legal experts and many other end-users in the field of maritime robotics and related applications.
 

 

Some of the previous and upcoming program tracks and topics discussed at BTS include the following:
 

Maritime Robotics
MAROB

 

Marine Biology
MARBIO

 

Maritime Security
MARSEC

 

Maritime Archaeology
MARCH

 

Oceaonology and Oceanography
OCEAN

Over the years, Breaking the Surface has become a favorite gathering place for participants to share their knowledge and experiences with each other, learn more about state-of-the-art technologies, and to network in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. In its 10 years of existence, BTS has evolved from a small field training gathering of some 40 participants to a world-recognized event that now brings together around 200 participants every year:

 

10 years

 

7 days per year

 

1400 participants
30 countries

 

Expert program

Every year, the expert program keeps getting richer and more diverse, including lectures, vehicle and equipment demonstrations, company and project presentations, tutorials and workshops. All registered participants can take part in all of the activities that are part of the event's program. In the past 10 years, we've seen:

 

 

201 lectures

 

51 tutorials and demonstrations

 

41 vehicle
demonstrated

 

56 companies
presented

 

16 project
presentations

 

Social program

But it's not always just work - the social aspect of the event has certainly grown with time, as well - so there's definitely something for everyone: We've held project partner, sponsor and theme parties, went on field trips where we visited many nearby areas of Dalmatia, we've sung countless songs during karaoke evenings, and every BTS has a gala dinner, too!
 

Last year we had a 10th birthday gala dinner

 

Over the years, we held
almost 100 parties

 

We went to more than 10 field trips in Dalmatia
And let's not forget the karaoke parties ;)