Come and discover oceans with the help of prospective tools. Build and use submarines for our blue planet!
If you are in love with the sea and its habitants, and mechanics do not scare you, this trip is meant just for you. Implanted near the Iroise sea at the Finistère coast, our centre offers you ideal conditions to discover and deepen your knowledge about submarine aquatic fauna and flora.
At the heart of an environment, submarine life abounds. We invite you to build a new device that will enable you to study sea beds: the ROV or Remotely Operated Vehicle, or still Remotely Operated Underwater Vehicle. The capacity of this device enables it to go up to 75 metres deep, and convey real-time images. Thus, it is a choiced tool for the biologist sailor or researcher.
You can, therefore, sail through sea beds safely, and generate new hypotheses. Its easy manipulation will enable you to do many observations like making an inventory of species, analysing habitats or collecting samples.
You will also meet participants of another OSI trip, with whom you can have enriching discussions and establish cooperation ties that will enable you to become more effective in your research project.
All these fascinating reflections shall be punctuated with activities and open-air games, as well as with evenings that will strengthen the cohesion of groups and enable everyone to know themselves better and appreciate each other.
Be it by wheels or propellers, small or big, civilian drones often constitute a topical issue. These small machines democratize themselves and begin to invade our daily lives. They democratize our third dimension by allowing unprecedented shootings to be done. But, knowing that water covers 70% of the 510 million km² of the Earth, there is another place ready to reveal its secrets and show off its wonders: the submarine world. With this potential, OSI gives you the opportunity to discover this technological world together with the scientific research Scientific Research Participate in scientific research research programs. Help advance research on oceans to help us understand them better. Do this on our nature courses on dolphins and whales. and animal monitoring world.
Our first questioning will be to know whether using a ROV can be an effective solution to the monitoring or counting of submarine species. You have the entire duration of the trip to develop your research. Against this reflection, you will then have to build your ROV from A to Z, and test it on the field. With each specie having its own behaviour, habits and habitat, the monitoring instrument which is the ROV will have to adapt to all these. Will you be able to build the device capable of observing and studying these animals in their habitat?
The end of the trip does not mark the end of the programme, far from that!!
You will have to give your conclusions to the next team who will continue with the research! Each trip will, therefore, improve our concepts and efficiency of our machine! Thus, you will be contributing to the invention of instruments that will be used directly during expeditions carried out as part of the Research and Education Programme, Cétis, in the Azores on cetacea and plankton Plankton Plankton makes up the first level of the marine food chain. Discover thier importance and let yourself be fascinated by their beauty by taking part in our nature courses on whales and dolphins. monitoring, or for “Sea and Sea wonders” trip which allow the discovery of skates or sharks, or better still “Le Fil de l’Eau” which analyses the impact of pollution on a watercourse. You can then follow up the evolution of your machine on OSI’s website and gladly say, “I took part in this programme and my work constitutes part of this expedition”.
The Iroise sea is considered one of the richest seas in biodiversity, as demonstrated by the many participatory observation programmes offered by Iroise Marine Natural Park (PNMI) like herbaria of eelgrass, hippocampuses, seals and dolphins, wounded or distressed birds, skates and sharks that one meets regularly off its sea coasts.
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Accommodation will be at a youth hostel in Brest, with meals available on the spot: food is prepared at home and at the hostel, thereby favouring short circuits.
DAILY LIFE ON THE SPOT
After joining a team, you will have to carry out your project successfully:
By relying on professionals of the activity, biodiversity and submarine shooting, you will generate your hypotheses. You could also hold talks with participants of other OSI trips such as “Sea and Sea wonders”, who could present you their own project directly. You will then have to use our FABLAB resources to work out your solution. Generally, the first week is set apart for this work. So, you could build your ROV, equip it with shooting instruments or design your signal reception station on land.
Then, the days that follow will be set apart more for tests on the field. On the programme, you will have to organise your missions your and move on water to carry them out. Frequent debriefings, in group, will be organised with the possibility of correcting, during workshops, problems which may arise. As such, you may have to edit your images, analyse and mount them so that they can be exploitable.
The week end will be set apart for an expedition at sea to discover a specific submarine ecosystem. You will have to map out the ecosystem, seek to immortalise this or that specie, and proceed with counting procedures.
The end of the trip will be dedicated to retransmissions. This privileged moment of exchange will enable you to present your work and pass on the torch to the next teams.
Finally, throughout the trip, you can enjoy a complete training on how to steer ROV. Thus, you can admit yourself and perfect your notions about this machine in a basin or pool. Small tests in the form of games shall be organised, such as agility rounds. All these skills which you will acquire are going to be very useful during excursions on the field.
INTERDRONES SERVICES is a company specialised in the building and using multi-platform drones. The company equally uses flying, ground, on-water, and underwater models. Founded in 2013 by a firefighter, the company wants to associate drone technology to rescue and emergency services.
For two years now, the company uses a professional ROV that can go up to 150 metres deep in water, and convey HD images.
Concepts Learned during the Camp
BIOLOGY - ELECTRONICS - PROJECT CONCEPTION AND DEVELOPMENT - ZOOLOGY - PILOTING - SUBMARINE PHOTOGRAPHY - IMAGE EDITING - MECHANICS - COMPUTING - HYDRODYNAMICS - PROPULSION - TRANSMISSION - DIY - FPV - SECURITY - PLANIFICATION
ROV - REMOTE CONTROLS - COMPUTERS - ELECTRONIC AND MECHANICAL COMPONENTS - BRUSHLESS MOTOR - PROPELLERS - MAGNETOMETER AND COMPASS - LIPO BATTERY - ESC VARIATOR - TOOLS - SOLDERING IRON - 3D PRINTER - FABLAB - CAMERA - VIDEO CIRCUIT - UMBILICAL CABLE - DEPTH GAUGE - COMPUTER SOFTWARE
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