Southern Branch

Underwater Robots and their Acoustic Payloads New Insights and New Opportunities - A Presentation by Gwyn Griffiths (MBE, BA, MSc) Tuesday 5 June 2018 at 6pm for 6.30pm start The Pod, Spark Building, Southampton Solent University, East Park Terrace, Southampton, SO14 0YN

 

SOUTHERN BRANCH EVENING MEETING
Underwater Robots and their Acoustic Payloads New Insights and New Opportunities
Gwyn Griffiths (MBE BA MSc)
Tuesday 5 June 2018 (6.00pm for 6:30pm start)
The Pod, Spark Building, Southampton Solent University, East Park Terrace, Southampton, SO14 0YN

 

The Southern Branch of the IOA invites you to join us on the presentation of the “Underwater Robots and their Acoustic Payloads - New Insights and New Opportunities” by Mr. Gwyn Griffiths (MBE BA MSc).

Over the last twenty years the number of underwater robots in use has probably increased fifty-fold. That rapid growth can only have been justified because of the value put on the information they have gathered - for the robotic vehicle itself is merely a truck. Acoustic payloads of various types have been, and remain, one of the most important families of data-gathering instruments on underwater robots of all types.

Drawing on the pioneering work in research and academic establishments and companies in the South of England this talk summarises the different types of sonars used on underwater vehicles, how they have contributed new insights on fisheries acoustics, zooplankton distribution and behaviour, the physics of the upper ocean, the statistics and characteristics of sea ice and floating ice shelves, as well as enabling high resolution mapping of the seabed and even the near vertical walls of undersea canyons. Woven into this story will be other examples of underwater acoustic devices such as beacons for navigation and signalling.”

The event is free to members of the IoA, as well as to students and the public. As numbers are limited, to register for this event, please go to the registration page at:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/underwater-robots-and-their-acoustic-payloads-tickets-44478970799

Registration will close 2 working days before the event. The meeting will not be available on webcast but will be recorded. CPD certification will be offered for attendance.

Parking space cannot be guaranteed but is usually available in the main university car park, accessed off St Andrews Road (SO40 0YN). Other city centre car parks are available. We are within 5 minutes walk of Southampton Central Rail station.

If you have any queries please contact Reena Mahtani, reenam@sandybrown.com

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05 June 2018   to  
The Pod, Spark Building
Southampton Solent University
East Park Terrace
Southampton, SO14 0YN

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