Grand Meeting on 17 October!

New starting place, see this map:

ODF Sweden exists in real life, not only online! This fall we decided to have our Grand Meeting on site. A real life meeting not only means that we can have real coffee and sweet bread (‘fika’ is important in Sweden…). We will also get the chance to see with our own eyes and put our hands on some fascinating items. We will be hosted by the Chalmers Revere Lab, at Lindholmen in Gothenburg. Send us a line if you have not got an invitation and you want to join us 17 October, 1 – 5 pm, Valdemar Noréns gata 12.

Revere will demonstrate some of their work on maritime automation and ocean data acquisition and analysis. We are excited to be hosted by this dynamic group, combining expertise in cyber-physical systems and AI, with curiosity and a can-do mentality (“we have worked a lot with self-driving cars, but that started to feel a bit done…”)

Below is a promo video for the experimental Seacat surface drone, which Revere has been instrumental for building, together with several other ODF Sweden partners.

We are also happy to welcome a group from Oceanlab at OsloMet in Norway. Oceanlab is made up of researchers from around the world with backgrounds in marine robotics, machine learning, electrical engineering, and operations research.

OsloMet's Oceanlab at the waterfront of the Oslo fjord.
OsloMet protype miniature underwater glider.

In this Grand Meeting we build on the considerable experience we have gained from our five previous innovation cycles (notably the fifth, The Data Availability Challenge), we focus on what have at hand in the ongoing sixth cycle (The Citizen Science Challenge), and we look at ideas of where we want to go from here…

Updated programme:
13:00 to 13:10 – Welcome outside at quay (at the waterside of the TV house, map)
13:10 to 14:00 – Revere Lab. Demo on water and presentation inside lab. Platforms with massive sensor suits.
14:00 to 14:10 – Break
14:10 to 15:00 – OsloMet/Oceanlab presentation and display. Diving robots and underwater observatories with many cameras.
15:00 to 15:10 – Break
15:10 to 16:00 – ODF status updates and Seventh Cycle. (and perhaps something about sailing and bottom crawling robots…)
16:00 to 17:00 – Optional ODF Workshop and discussion (Camera projects & Seventh Cycle)

The meeting will be on site at Lindholmen, in Gothenburg.
We are not planning for remote participation this time.
We will be hosted by Chalmers Revere Lab (map)
The meeting will start 1 pm at the waterside (map) outside the TV house, 450 meters from Revere Lab.

Fifth cycle - The Data Availability Challenge
Sixth cycle - The Citizen Science Challenge
Seventh cycle - perhaps The Do-It-Ourself Challenge ??