Invitation to the lecture "How...

The Laboratory for Underwater Systems and Technologies in collaboration with IEEE OES University of Zagreb Student Branch Chapter is happy to invite you to the lecture titled

"How research infrastructure project can boost research and education activities and expand the project portfolio"

held by Antonio Vasiljević, Ph. D., Research Project Manager at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Norway. The lecture is organised as part of the UWIN-LABUST project and will take place on Friday, November 17th, 2023 at 12:00 at the Gray Hall at FER, Unska 3 in Zagreb. The lecture is in English.

A summary of the lecture as well as the lecturer's biography can be found below.

Since 2017 NTNU’s Applied Underwater Robotics Lab and SINTEF have been developing a full-scale laboratories to meet the requirements for education, research and innovation in marine and maritime sectors as a part of the infrastructure project “OceanLab”, financed by the Research Council of Norway. Laboratories include subsea facilities, a test area for autonomous ships, an aquaculture field lab, marine observatories and e-infrastructure. The talk will present the OceanLab and projects and research and education activities that came out as a result of the OceanLab project. The talk will briefly mention broad range of topics from subsea docking, long-term deployment, underwater communication, benthic observatories, ocean digital twins, remote experimentation to testing & validation of marine technology. Investment in research infrastructure is a crucial driver of progress in research and education and is essential for any strategy aimed at fostering innovation and excellence in higher education and research.

Brief bio:
Dr. Antonio Vasilijević is a research project manager and the leader of the Applied Underwater Robotics Laboratory at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. He is responsible for the Lab operation, full lifecycle of research projects, and building the strong links with the industry. He was project manager and senior researcher in number of projects related to marine robotics, mainly funded by European FP7 and Horizon programmes. Before returning back to academia in 2009, he worked in various engineering and senior positions in marine industry. He is an author and co-author of more than 50 papers with the research interests covering broad area of marine robotics and sensors, and their applications.

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