The Sea Tech Week (STW; www.seatechweek.eu) is an international Research and Innovation event, organized in Brest every 2 years, by the Campus Mondial de la Mer and the city of Brest. The aim of this conference is to provide a platform for knowledge centers and enterprises of the marine-maritime area from all over Europe to discuss R&I practices, challenges and opportunities. The core theme of the 2020 event is: Marine Observation, from Seabed to Space.
The 2020 Sea Tech Week was followed by 300 scientists and stakeholders from all other the world (at least 30 countries represented) and also by 50 students (PhD and Master).
SEA-EU Alliance participated with two different sessions of the experts, academics and external stakeholders, representatives from partner companies and research institutes.
1st session: Commitment of European universities in marine observation
he 1st session was aimed to explore what are the strategies and key commitment of each of the 6 universities on marine observation: how each university is contributing to local/national/European mission of Coastal /Marine/Ocean Observation? What human and material resources are made available? What are the big-scale projects in which our university are respectively involved? Which are the disciplines involved and the pace of interdisciplinary projects?
2nd session: Uses of images and instrumentation in observatory
The second session was a more practical session, dedicated to the uses of images and instrumentation in observatory. This session was animated by Marion Jaud, in charge of the operational management of P2i from IUEM/UBO (a technical platform for Imagery and Instrumentation mutualized between the research laboratories of the IUEM (European Institute for Marine Studies, part of UBO)), and thus supporting the IUEM’s marine environment observation role. Projects from the different SEA-EU partners using imagery and remote sensing have been presented.