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INESC TEC initiates the 35th anniversary celebrations with Open Class to the city

The first Open Class will focus on the circumnavigation trip of the School Ship Sagres.

28th February 2020

In the year INESC TEC commemorates its 35th anniversary, the Institute will join the initiative "Programme of Open Classes to the City" of the University of Porto, with six Open Classes about different themes taking place during 2020. The first Open Class will focus on the circumnavigation trip of the School Ship Sagres. The event, with free admission, will take place on March 3, at 6 PM, in the auditorium of the Casa Comum of the Rectory of the University of Porto.

Susana Barbosa, researcher at INESC TEC Centre for Robotics and Autonomous Systems (CRAS) and the Centre for Information Systems and Computer Graphics (CSIG), will explain how INESC TEC transformed this iconic ship into a fully equipped scientific laboratory for an ambitious multidisciplinary endeavour of environmental monitoring.

This monitoring work is a key part of the SAIL project - "Space-Atmosphere-Ocean Interactions in the marine boundary Layer", which aims to deepen the knowledge of the atmosphere, the ocean, and their interaction - focusing on the electrical properties of the atmosphere, a crucial element to the earth system and the research on climate.

In this Open Class, participants will get to know the motivation and the scientific basis behind the project, as well as the monitoring system on board the ship and the results obtained during the first two months of navigation.

With Susana Barbosa as scientific coordinator, and Eduardo Silva in charge of the technical coordination (INESC TEC), the SAIL project is developed in partnership with the Navy/MDN (CINAV), the AIR Centre (Atlantic International Research Centre), CIIMAR (Interdisciplinary Centre of Marine and Environmental Research) and the University of Minho.

The INESC TEC researchers mentioned in this news piece are associated with INESC TEC and ISEP-P.Porto.