WiMUST Summer School 2016

16 June 2016, Newcastle University (UK)




The Widely Scalable Mobile Underwater Technology (WiMUST) project's team is glad to announce the WiMUST Summer School 2016 that will be held the 16 June 2016 at Newcastle (UK) in conjunction with the EU funded Marine Robotics and Applications Workshop (EMRA2016). The school is focused on distributed acoustic array technologies for geophysical surveying at sea, with a view on exploration and geotechnical applications.


 Areas of Interest


  • Geophysical exploration for oil and gas
  • Geotechnical surveying
  • Geo-acoustic inversion method and algorithms
  • Autonomous underwater vehicles technologies for geotechnical surveying  
  • Underwater communication systems and technologies






09:00 - 9:30 WiMUST Introduction Giovanni Indiveri, Università del Salento, Italy
09:30 - 10:30 An introduction to underwater acoustics and geoacoustics (slides). Andrea Caiti, Università di Pisa, Italy
10:30 - 11:00  Coffee Break  
11:00 - 12:00 Marine seismic surveys for oil and gas exploration (slides) Jonathan Grimsdale, CGG - Compagnie Générale de Géophysique, France
12:00 - 13:00 Geotechnical Surveying: what it is and how it is performed (slides) Carlos Grangeia, Geosurveys, Portugal
13:00 - 14:30 Lunch  
14:30 - 15:30 HW details of acoustics sources and streamers technologies in geotechnical surveying (slides) Carlos Grangeia, Geosurveys, Portugal
15:30 - 16:30 AUV robotics equipment and technologies to aid for geotechnical surveying Alessio Turetta, Graaltech, Italy
16:30 - 17:00 Coffee Break  
17:00 - 18:00  Underwater communication systems and technologies: combined and geographically distributed emulation of EL UW data link jointly with AUV simulations (slides) Miguel Ribeiro, Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal



Invited Speakers and Organisers




- Invited Speakers: 

  • Andrea Caiti (Università di Pisa, Italy)
  • Carlos Grangeia (Geosurveys, Portugal)
  • Giovanni Indiveri (Università del Salento, Italy)
  • Miguel Ribeiro (Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal)
  • Alessio Turetta (Graaltech, Italy)
  • Jonathan Grimsdale (CGG - Compagnie Générale de Géophysique, France)
  • Elbert Kelholt (Geo Marine Survey Systems, Netherlands)


- Scientific Organizers:

  • Giovanni Indiveri (Università del Salento, Italy)
  • Nicola Catenacci Volpi (University of Hertfordshire, UK)
  • Daniel Polani (University of Hertfordshire, UK)


Important Information


  • Location: Room L3.03, Merz Court, School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering, University of Newcastle, Newcastle, United Kingdom.
  • Date: 16 June 2016.
  • Attendees: The School is open to all master and doctoral students, researchers and practitioners who are interested in the School's topics.
  • Practical Arrangements: There is no registration fee. The participants are expected to cover their own travel and accommodation. Lunch and Coffee Breaks will be provided by the organizers. Applications have to be sent to n.catenacci-volpiATherts.ac.uk, providing name, institution and a brief statement of interest.
  • ECTS credits for PhD students: The School will be a single day advanced course in the area of Marine Robotics: there are 8 hours (planned) of lecturing activities with the possibility of a final exam upon request of the participants. A participation certificate will be issued to all attendees specifying the duration of the course. Participants requesting a final exam will be also given an exam outcome letter. Students that have passed the final exam will be able to request ECTS credits at their own institution. The WiMUST 2016 Summer School Organizers estimate that the students successfully passing the final exam should be awarded at least 2 ECTS.












The School is supported by the European Commission through the EU project WiMUST, under the Horizon 2020 Framework Programme (H2020 - ICT - 645141).

The School is hosted by the 3rd Workshop on EU funded Marine Robotics and Applications. Contact: Jeff Neasham (email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), School of EEE, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 7RU, UK.