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Last week Louise Vad-Pickering and Martin Bak Hansen, Geoscience specialists at A-LEAF, participated at the Oceanology International exhibition and conference in London on behalf of A-LEAF. This bi-annual event is the world leading within marine science and ocean technology, and a great networking opportunity for anymore working in these fields.

“This year there was a strong focus on the fast expanding offshore renewable industry, and how the technological developments are moving along just as quickly. In a few years most of the geophysical site surveys prior to developments of large offshore windfarms, probably will be performed by unmanned vessels and underwater robots, controlled remotely from shore. This will not only reduce costs, due to expert personnel can avoid working offshore, but also due to avoiding risks associated with operating vessels in harsh environments. This was clearly demonstrated by the big survey companies, that happily demonstrated their latest toys and gadgets, not only in the exhibition hall, but also live in the river Thames, next to the conference center in London’s Docklands area. – says Martin Bak Hansen

“Beside getting up to date with technology advances, the event was also a great opportunity to network and get back in touch with old classmates, former colleagues, and current project partners. After two years in the shadow of COVID-19, it was great to meet up with people you only know from the screen in person.

Overall, the exhibition and conference proofed the great number of opportunities within marine science and ocean technology going forward, especially with the green transition and the increasing demand for clean energy” – says Louise Vad-Pickering .


A-LEAF is full onboard on this journey.