Wednesday September 29th 2010 - 11:21am

Integration of a hydro generator in the OceanoScientific® Kit

Pôle Mer Bretagne launched in Lower Normandy

Animated by MIRIADE (Regional Mission for Innovation and Economic Development Actions in Lower Normandy), Pôle Mer Bretagne was officially enlarged by the Lower Normandy Region on Monday, September 27th at INTECHMER (National Institute for Marine Sciences and Techniques), close to Cherbourg. This global economic competitiveness cluster is the heart of a network of large companies, SMEs, research centres and higher education institutions. Its mission is to identify and promote the emergence of innovative projects that will satisfy the demands of maritime markets.

Around a hundred industrials, scientists and officials came to follow the ceremony and see Laurent Beauvais, President of the Lower Normandy Region and Hervé Moulinier, President of Pôle Mer Bretagne, sign the convention.

This event was also a good opportunity to create a task team for the integration of the OceanoScientific® Kit’s hydro generator in the SolOceans One-design. Emission-free power supplier, the hydro generator in question is the HydroGnautiC®, developed in its origin for the Foncia prototype (winner of the 2008 Vendée Globe) by the team of Michel Desjoyeaux (Mer Agitée), in collaboration with CRISTEC (ENAG group) and optimized by Mer Forte, also controlled by Michel Desjoyeaux, with the professional competence of Denis Juhel and Dimitri Voisin.

The LUSAC (Cherbourg’s research laboratory in applied sciences) will review completely the system for production, control and storage of electric energy onboard the SolOceans One-design Class.

From left to right: In INTECHMER’s library, Yvan Griboval (SailingOne), Ségolène Henri-Dubernet (MIRIADE – Pôle Mer Bretagne), Hamid Gualous (LUSAC) and Martin Kramp (SailingOne) discussed about the SolOceans One-design energy concept and the integration of the hydro generator in the OceanoScientific® Kit.

The partnership between SailingOne and LUSAC, based in Caen and Cherbourg, will increase the number of professionals and scientists from the Lower Normandy Region that are working on the OceanoScientific® Programme.

LUSAC was created in 1994 and is linked with Cherbourg’s school of engineering (University of Caen Lower Normandy, UCBN). It brings together about twenty research scientists from different local research departments.

Tuesday September 07th 2010 - 03:17pm

Partnership with educational programme of the international year of biodiversity

Extension of the OceanoScientific® Kit on Aldebaran

The OceanoScientific® Programme has become partner of the educational programme Meereswettbewerb which is realized every year onboard German Research Sailing Vessel Aldebaran on the North Sea and on the Baltic Sea.

This programme is an official element of the international year of biodiversity.

During this youth research competition, there are onboard of Aldebaran numerous high-school students and several scientist from the institutes Alfred Wegener, Senckenberg, Johann Heinrich von Thünen for Fisheries, from Hamburg University, the OceanoScientific® Programme Manager (SailingOne) and, during the installation of the OceanoScientific® Kit, the general manger of industrial partner SubCtech (Allemagne).

Water sampling for a comparison with the OceanoScientific® data on Aldebaran. From left to right: Stefan Marx (SubCtech), Martin Kramp (SailingOne), Martin Stahl (Hamburg University) and Jérôme Chladek (Institut Johann Heinrich von Thünen for Fisheries). Next to the satellite antenna of the OceanoScientific® Kit is the new sensor for photoactive radiation (PAR, in black).

Water sampling for a comparison with the OceanoScientific® data on Aldebaran. From left to right: Stefan Marx (SubCtech), Martin Kramp (SailingOne), Martin Stahl (Hamburg University) and Jérôme Chladek (Institut Johann Heinrich von Thünen for Fisheries). Next to the satellite antenna of the OceanoScientific® Kit is the new sensor for photoactive radiation (PAR, in black).

For the OceanoScientific® Programme, this is an important step, as the OceanoScientific® Kit on Aldebaran integrates -after the validation of its basic parameters in 2009 (wind speed and direction ; air humidity and temperature ; atmospheric pressure ; sea surface temperature, salinity and pCO2) and of the emission procedure- for a first time the additional parameters pH, fluorescence and photoactive radiation.

Additionally, the link between atmospheric and oceanographic elements has been implemented and all data are now stored in a single file by the OceanPack Race (SubCtech).