The event "Oceanology International 2014" , Excel (London), England took place on 11th,12th and 13th March, with the main objective to disseminate technology, products and services used in the prevention and response to incidents that occur in maritime environment, particularly in terms of:
• Response to spills of toxic / noxious substances in the sea;
• Training in prevention and response to such incidents;
• Contingency plans;
• Modeling of crude oil stains;
• Environmental Mapping;
• Detection and response to incidents affecting infrastructure.
This event was attended by approximately 7000 people, including visitors and exhibitors. In terms of stands, this event involved the presence of approximately 500 stands from manufacturers to suppliers of all types of technology used in this field, as well as service providers on preventative actions and response to maritime incidents occurrence.
The NETMAR project, thanks to the collaboration of UK Spill, was represented with a shared stand with this same authority through elements of the University of Porto, the project leaders.
Despite the high number of stands, it was possible to establish contact with some entities (4-8) for collaboration in the same workshops and seminars to be undertaken under the project.
In addition to contacts with other stands, were also established some contacts with some people who visited the stand and who were interested in the project, towards a potential participation in workshops and seminars. We believe that this event was extremely important in disseminating and promoting NETMAR, so we will wait to have new developments in the near future, resulting from contacts made at the event.
At the stand, we were able to show a video with a detailed demostrations of the project's concept. Check the video bellow.