2016 Emerald Dinner

“Dear Friends and Supporters of SIMS

We would like to thank all those who gave generously to support vital marine research at SIMS.  The ‘whip around’ feature of the night raised significant funds towards the purchase of an Autonomous Surface Vessel to support over-the-horizon operation of our AUV systems. This greatly expands our operating capacity, as it will allow teams of autonomous platforms to conduct detailed surveys while the support ship is used to complete other tasks, and ultimately will reduce the need for human operators on site. Testing and deployment of these state of the art platforms will be conducted at SIMS at a new on-site facility. Your support will contribute towards the acquisition of an ASV and the development of these next generation marine robotic systems.

Thank You

We look forward to seeing you at the 2016 Emerald Dinner.