Category archive - Dissemination

Pandora @Oceans’13 San Diego, California

Great success of the Pandora project in San Diego, California, USA for the Oceans’13 conference, 23-26 September 2013, the biggest conference in oceanic engineering.

  • Pandora Special Sessions: The Pandora team presented seven papers, grouped into two dedicated sessions. The room was always full, with many questions showing interest from the different researchers attending the conference.
  • Speakers’ Breakfast: PANDORA Table for AUV Autonomy sessions!

  • Tali Hurtòs wins the Poster Competition: with a work focused on novel blending techniques for sonar mosaicing, in the framework of the Pandora project, Tali wins the 1st prize of the student poster competition. Congratulations !!!
  • The winning poster

The conference was very well attended with two exhibition halls, and several parallel technical tracks, and in-water demos at the harbour, being a unique possibility to showcase the Pandora project and its results.
Alongside the hard work, some time for an Hawaiian-style dinner at USS Midway was well deserved for the Pandora team:

Pandora team at USS Midway for Conference Gala Dinner (Hawaiian style)

Pandora: internationally highly visible project

Pandora: internationally highly visible project

The month of September has seen the FP7 Pandora project, coordinated by HWU featuring in very high profile events across Europe:

Brussels, Belgium : MoU (Memorandum of Understanding) Signing Event for the Robotics Public-Private Partnership, with the presence of the EU Commissioner Neelie Kroes and members of her cabinet. Pandora was the only project highlighted dealing with underwater technology.

Arenzano, Italy : IFAC MCMC ’12 conference – one of the most important AUV-related conferences organised by the International Federation of Automatic Control, on Manoeuvring and Control of Marine Craft, with worldwide speakers and audience.

Southampton, UK : IEEE AUV’12 – the only IEEE conference totally devoted to AUV research and technology, with worldwide speakers and audience.