The H2020 project "EXCELLABUST - Excelling LABUST in marine robotics", IEEE Croatia Section, Robotics and Automation Chapter, Centre of Excellence ACROSS CoE, and Centre of Research Excellence DATACROSS will organize the lecture:
"Eyes in the Ocean"
which will be held by Stephen Hall, Society for Underwater Technology, London, UK.
The lecture will take place on Friday, 13th April 2018, starting at 13:00 in Grey Hall at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, Zagreb, Croatia.
More about the speaker and the talk can be found in the detailed news content.
The talk will look at how new technology is changing how humans interact with the global ocean. Marine autonomous systems and a new generation of advanced and reliable sensors enable remote sensing of the deep ocean and seafloor, exploration for minerals, oil and gas, provision of defence and surveillance and the gathering of oceanographic and biological data for marine spatial management and long-term monitoring of the environment. The cost of advanced ocean technology is reducing quickly so that even small colleges and ocean enthusiasts will soon be able to explore and protect their local ocean space. Before the middle of this century, robot explorers will even search the oceans of other worlds, with plans to send missions to Europa, Enceladus, and Titan taking shape.
Stephen Hall is Chief Executive of the Society for Underwater Technology (www.sut.org) an international marine Learned Society headquartered in London established in 1966 by divers interested in science, today SUT has around 2000 members with branches in 8 countries and members in over 40 with a membership base centred in offshore oil, gas and renewables, marine science, underwater robotics, marine archaeology, salvage, defence, education and diving.
Steve has worked in marine science, education, and policy for nearly 30 years, and was formerly Head of the International Office at the UK's National Oceanography Centre, and vice-chair of UNESCO's Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission. He started off as a coastal and hydrographic surveyor before joining the UK's Natural Environment Research Council in 1990, initially as a tracer chemist on long oceanographic voyages in the Southern and Indian Ocean Oceans before joining the 'Autosub' team to manage science missions for autonomous underwater vehicles. He then worked in climate change research before specialising in ocean policy advising UK, EU and UN officials on a wide range of marine science and technology issues ranging from fishing to energy, marine spatial planning and education. He also served as a specialist in tsunami warning systems for UK territories in the Caribbean and as a member of the Secretariat for the UK government's marine science coordination committee. Steve lives in Wales and enjoys cycling, walking in the hills, and travelling.