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

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PS_NURC_Alliance_rescues_pleasure_craft_20110802.pdf

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.

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

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NURC_SAUCE_11_winners_10072011.pdf

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”

pdf SAUC-Europe (2011) returns to NURC. University students compete in AUV challenge

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ps NURC_SAUCE 11_08072011.pdf

From 4 to 10 July, 10 teams coming from 10 prestigious universities and 4 different countries are participating in the event in La Spezia (Italy).
After the success of the 2010 edition, SAUC-E (Student Autonomous Underwater vehicle Challenge - Europe) returns for the second time to NURC (NATO Undersea Research Centre), the event organizer. In this 6-year-old challenge, university students compete using autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) that they have designed and built.

pdf First test at sea of the European project ARGOMARINE successfully completed by NURC in La Spezia

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Press_release_ ARGOMARINE_en_20110507.pdf

The early stage of the European project ARGOMARINE (Automatic Oil Spill Recognition and Geopositioning integrated in a Marine Monitoring Network – www.argomarine.eu) has come to an end on May 6 at NURC in La Spezia, with the completion of the first at-sea test. This 3 year project aims at creating an integrated system dedicated to the monitoring of the marine environment for oil spills

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

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Press_release_Proud_Manta_Feb_2011.pdf

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.

pdf University of Girona takes 1st Prize at SAUC-E ‘10

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SAUCE-PR-0705.pdf

4 July 2010, La Spezia, Italy -- The University of Girona, Spain, triumphed over 8 other teams to win the SAUC-E ’10, the 5th Student Autonomous Underwater Challenge Europe.

pdf Marine Mammals join AUVs in NURC experiment

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CATHARSIS2_PREN.pdf

The CATHARSIS2 sea trial, scheduled for 5-20 October 2009 in the waters near Elba Island, Italy, will investigate novel object detection technologies. Scientists will deploy autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) equipped with advanced sensors to detect and locate dummy mines (with no explosives) that are used in this exercise.

pdf Taking the Future to Sea: NURC observes 50th Anniversary

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NURC-PR-50A-en.pdf

The NATO Undersea Research Centre (NURC) in La Spezia, Italy, celebrates its 50th anniversary with a series of events, spread over the week of 20-25 April, and concluding with the participation with the City of La Spezia to the “Festa della Marineria” (Marine Festival) 11-16 June 2009.

pdf NRV ALLIANCE to Visit Istanbul, Constanta and Varna

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NURC-PREL-2008-002.pdf

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.