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CRR member completes Visiting Scholar visit to the University of Tasmania

Published: 
12 September 2017
Lecture at AMC, Tasmania
Prof Neil Bose (Principal of AMC) introduces Dr Mario Brito for his invited Lecture at the AMC

Dr Brito of the CRR centre visited the University of Tasmania Australian Marine Centre (AMC) at Launceston, from the 1st to the 5th of August 2017.

The AMC has recently bought an ISE Explorer Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) to support the Australian Gateway Antarctic Research Programme. Scientists at Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS) intend to use the AUV to deploy state of the art sensors under Antarctic sea ice and ice shelf. Enabling them to understand physical and biological processes in this extreme environment (http://www.amc.edu.au/about-amc/news-and-events/news-items/world-class-auv-launched-a-new-dimension-to-antarctic-science ). There is a real risk of losing this vehicle during one of its missions.

The aim of Dr Brito's visit was to share knowledge on Autonomous Underwater Vehicle risk analysis and management and establish collaborations with academics at UTAS.

During the five days of his visit Dr Brito conducted an expert judgment elicitation to test the importance of framing in AUV risk analysis, started collaborations with academics at the University of Tasmania and gave two invited talks one at AMC and the second at IMAS.

Dr Brito commented: “It was good to work with a very pro-active team. The level of enthusiasm in understanding and managing risk was inspiring. I am extremely grateful to all academics and students for the very warm welcome that I have received. I am looking forward in collaborating with them in the years to come.”

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