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Oceanographic vessel Alliance rescues pleasure craft in the Ligurian Sea - 6 people saved uninjured Oceanographic vessel Alliance rescues pleasure craft in the Ligurian Sea - 6 people saved uninjured

Date added: 08/02/2011
Date modified: 06/11/2012
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On Monday 1st August, at 8.40 AM, the NATO Undersea Research Centre (NURC) oceanographic vessel Alliance came to the rescue of an 18 metre pleasure craft in Italian international waters, near the port of Savona in the Ligurian Sea. The bridge watchkeepers noticed a motor yacht on fire at about 5 miles distance. The NURC crew promptly raised the alarm with the Italian Coastguard and launched a Delta Fast Rescue Boat. Six people were saved uninjured, but visibly shocked: an Italian family of five and an Ecuadorian woman.

University of Luebeck wins SAUC-Europe ’11 at NURC, the AUV challenge for university students University of Luebeck wins SAUC-Europe ’11 at NURC, the AUV challenge for university students

Date added: 07/10/2011
Date modified: 06/11/2012
Filesize: 34.36 kB

University of Luebeck from Germany, triumphed over 9 other teams to win the SAUC-E ’11, the 6th Student Autonomous Underwater Challenge Europe. The team’s AUV called “Hanse” got the highest score successfully completing a number of mission tasks assigned. The 2nd prize went to University of Girona (2010 Champions) from Spain with its AUV “Sparus”, while DFKI Bremen from Germany took home the 3rd prize, closely followed by ENSTA Bretagne (4th). Heriot-Watt University entered the final phase and got the “Cooperation Award”

NRV ALLIANCE to Visit Istanbul, Constanta and Varna NRV ALLIANCE to Visit Istanbul, Constanta and Varna

Date added: 09/10/2008
Date modified: 06/11/2012
Filesize: 77 kB

The NATO Research Vessel (NRV) ALLIANCE will be making port calls at Istanbul, Constanta and Varna during a research cruise under the NATO Undersea Research Centre (NURC) to study factors supporting the safety of maritime operations/shipping, and environmental monitoring and protection.

Gliders successfully used for the first time during an anti-submarine warfare exercise, Proud Manta 11 Gliders successfully used for the first time during an anti-submarine warfare exercise, Proud Manta 11

Date added: 02/17/2011
Date modified: 06/11/2012
Filesize: 49.19 kB

From 24 January to 11 February, in the Ionian Sea to the southeast of Sicily, three gliders participated for the first time in an anti-submarine warfare (ASW) exercise. During Proud Manta 11, NURC--a NATO Research Centre in La Spezia--successfully used the gliders to collect in situ, three-dimensional environmental data to support improved operational planning and decision-making tools.

Proud Manta '13 Media Day (22 February 2013) - Media Advisory Proud Manta '13 Media Day (22 February 2013) - Media Advisory

Date added: 02/13/2013
Date modified: 02/13/2013
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As part of PROUD MANTA (POMA) 2013, the world's largest annual Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) live exercise hosted by NATO, off southeast coast of Sicily, the Centre for Maritime Research and Experimentation (CMRE, ex NURC) will present to media an overview of the scientific programme of tests that will be conducted during the Exercise, and in particular the Wave Glider, a new wave-power operated unmanned surface vehicle debuting here for the first time in a POMA exercise.

The Media Day will be held at the Augusta Naval Base Officers Club from 9 AM to 11.30 AM. 

If you are interested in participating, or for more information about CMRE, please contact the CMRE Public Affairs Office at +39 0187 527 369 or at pao@cmre.nato.int. Accreditations requests are due by 19 February 2013.

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