Some weeks ago, invited by the University of Granada, we were participating in a scientific diving course organised by this public institution.
Students and teachers felt strongly attracted by this event for different reasons. It is a topic of multidisciplinary interest as it is useful both at a technological and at a scientific research level for people who work in sectors like Computer Engineering, Environmental Sciences, Biology and Sea Science, among others. During our intervention, we showed participants how to use remotely operated underwater vehicles.
Our CEO, Roy Torgersen, talked about advantages of ROVs, for instance, they make underwater inspections safer as nobody has to be immersed in water; they also include sensors which allow obtaining water data, temperature, composition… as well as other elements: video and photography cameras, depth sensors, bathymetric probes, barometers, etc.
Once at the beach, assistants could experience at first hand the possibilities that ROVs offer, ask their doubts and, in sum, know this emerging technology more in detail.