Training week in Trieste

We had an amazing time during the MARBLE team's exciting training on Maritime robotics in the blue economy, which took place from May 15th to May 19th. The event was hosted at the prestigious University of Trieste in Italy, and it was a great success. Over 130 participants joined us, including enthusiastic students from Italy, Greece, Croatia, Bosnia and Hercegovina, and Montenegro.

🚀 On the first day of the training, attendees had the incredible opportunity to dive into the MARBLE project. Prof. Stjepan Bogdan from the University of Zagreb delivered a captivating presentation, and Vittorio Torbianelli, the Secretary General of the Port Network Authority of the Eastern Adriatic Sea, shared insights on innovation in the submarine field. In the afternoon, we enjoyed the Trieste City of Science "Treasure Hunt" networking session, which was an absolute blast!

🔬 The second day started with presentations by Krešimir Kovač from DIH Agrifood Croatia and Prof. Mariangela Scorrano from the University of Trieste, who introduced the hackathon problem statement, rules, and timelines. Then, our students delved into the exciting world of Visual Simultaneous Localization and Mapping (SLAM) with a presentation by Prof. Dinko Osmankovic from the University of Sarajevo. Prof. Igor Radusinovic from the University of Montenegro enlightened us on underwater acoustic communication systems. In the afternoon, participants engaged in four hands-on tutorials covering topics such as robotic vision, underwater acoustic channel modeling, control of underwater robotic vehicles, and starting a robot in Docker Terminal. It was a day filled with practical knowledge and interactive sessions!

🌊 If you missed this incredible training opportunity that brought together experts, students, and enthusiasts from across the region, you can look forward to more updates as we continue this exciting journey in Maritime robotics and the blue economy!

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