edited: 7th July 2017
4th October 2016
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7th July 2017
MMRRC researcher David Adley, gave a talk on the 6th July 2017, as a part of the Monthly Seminar event, hosted at the University of Limerick by Analog Devices.
In his talk David discussed his current research interest - robotic manipulators capable of imitating a person's movements and actions; his work in MMRRC and the possibilities of state of the art robotic manipulators.
The talk, intendet for Analog Devices employees, was well received and an interesting discussion followed the Q&A. We are looking forward to seeing the future research stimulated by this talk!
6th July 2017
SeaFest 2017: Maritime Festival, Marine Trade Show, Digital Ocean Conference & Our Ocean Wealth Summit, was held in Galway, from 29th June to 2nd July 2017.
As a part of SeaFest 2017, our researchers Daniel Toal, Edin Omerdic, and Romano Capocci, attended a two-day Marine Trade Show, the Digital Ocean Conference and Our Ocean Wealth Summit at NUI Galway. The Marine Trade Show showcased some of the highly innovative products and services emerging from more than 60 companies and organisations across all sectors of the marine economy. The Digital Ocean – Ireland’s Marine Engineering and Technology Conference featured a selection of international marine technology companies, innovative Irish Small Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and Ireland's technology and research centres, focusing on specific opportunities for technology innovations to drive the global blue economy. Our Ocean Wealth Summit forms a key part of the Government’s integrated plan for Ireland’s marine sector, Harnessing Our Ocean Wealth, and brings together world renowned speakers, industry experts, business development agencies and the Irish business and marine research community for focused discussions on this year’s theme of ‘Rethinking Boundaries and Innovation for a Sustainable Marine Economy’.
In addition to discussing our ongoing research activities and possible future collaborations, we have been inviting participants to register their institutions to the EXCELLABUST Marine Robotics Database.
5th July 2017
MaREI won the Excellence in Marine Research Award at the recently held Marine Industry Awards, held in Galway as a part of SeaFest 2017. The Award reflects the Centre’s contribution to excellence in Ireland’s maritime economy which, in 2016, showed a 23% increase in turnover, a 20% increase in gross value added (GVA) and a 10% increase in employment compared to 2014.
Professor Jerry Murphy, Director of MaREI said, ‘I am delighted to receive this award on behalf of the MaREI Centre. The Centre continues to grow and represents six institutes across Ireland, employs over 180 researchers and has over 45 industry partners. This latest success reflects the cutting edge and impactful research that we are carrying out across the Marine, Marine Renewable Energy and Renewable sectors.’
For more information, visit the Marine Research Awards 2017.
26th June 2017
Aoife and Satja, our PhD candidates, attended the Oceans'17 MTS/IEEE conference in Aberdeen, 19th-22nd June 2017. The conference was a great place to learn more on the state of the art technologies in Subsea Engineering and to discuss various projects and ideas, both existing and future. Aoife also held a 'Lagrangian Waverider and Wave Filtering System for use in ROV Control' presentation on Tuesday, 20th of June, in which she described her current research endeavors.
The Oceans '17 MTS/IEEE conference returned to Aberdeen, Scotland in June 2017, with special themes such as: Marine Renewables, Subsea Engineering, Operations, and Sensing, Fisheries and Aquaculture, Salvage, and many more.
For more information visit Oceans '17 MTS/IEEE website.
22nd May 2017
The 4th edition of the EMRA Workshop took place in Girona, 15th - 16th of May 2017. The EMRA 2017 was organised by University of Girona, Spain, under EU projects EXCELLABUST and STRONGMAR. It covered topics on marine robotics and its applications, and brought together a diverse range of speakers, from ongoing FP7/H2020 projects, industry, end users and stakeholders.
EMRA 2017 provided an excellent opportunity for networking, as it brought together academia and industry representatives from all around Europe. The interdisciplinary approach, presenting marine robotics and all its different applications was especially worthwhile for the exchange of ideas and the future development of marine robotics.
The next EMRA 2018 will be hosted by the MMRRC at the University of Limerick in Summer 2018. Dates and details will be posted on this site soon.
14th April 2017
A warm welcome to our visiting lecturer Dr. Jakub Osmić from University of Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Jakub chose to visit MMRRC at the University of Limerick as a part of his ERASMUS+ mobility programme. While staying here, Jakub will give a lecture series Modeling and Control of DC and Induction Motors and Application of Induction Motors on Emulation of Wind Turbines. Join us in the Main Building room B2-005, on Monday, 24th, and Tuesday, 25th of April, at 10am on both days.
The two lectures are as follows: on Monday, Jakub will discuss the Application of Induction motors on Emulation Wind Turbines, on Tuesday he will give an overview of Modelling and Control of DC and Induction Motors.
For more info on Jakub check his biography here.
10th April 2017
The MaRINET2 1st Access Call opened up on 10th of April 2017. 57 top-level research facilities and infrastructures, across 13 European countries, including our own brand new, light work class, MRE ROV, could be at your disposal if you apply for the access grant. We are looking forward to providing marine energy companies, entrepreneurs, start-ups, and researchers, with fully-funded access to marine energy experts and the world's leading wave, tidal and offshore-wind test facilities and infrastructure.
All information on application process can be found on the MaRINET2 website. If you are interested in our MRE ROV, do not hesitate to contact Ger Dooly or Daniel Toal. Good luck with your application!
22th March 2017
During his visit to the Univeristy of Limerick and the Mobile & Marine Robotics Reseach Centre, 17th - 22nd March 2017, Prof Nikola Miskovic, a long term collaborator of MMRRC, participated in several meetings with Prof Daniel Toal, Dr Gerard Dooly, Dr Edin Omeridic, and other MMRRC members to present the most recent activities of the H2020 project EXCELLABUST, that we are collaborating on, and to discuss the future collaborations between MMRRC and LABUST.
20th March 2017
Our researchers, Stefano and Petar, attended a 2 days training course in Aberdeen, on 14th and 15th March 2017. The RAMSES Sparse-LBL training course, provided by iXblue, was a great way to learn all about RAMSES Sparse-LBL technology, and our researchers are now certified to work with RAMSES underwater LBL acoustic localisation system.
We are looking forward to putting their newly acquired knowledge to good use here in our research centre!
See more news in the News Archive.