UK: Navy Shows Wide-Ranging Abilities

first_img Training & Education Share this article View post tag: News by topic UK: Navy Shows Wide-Ranging Abilities View post tag: shows View post tag: Abilities Around 1,000 sailors and Royal Marines from across the Naval Service took part in the Maritime Combat Power Visit, showing what the Royal Navy does, to more than 300 students from the advance command and staff at the Forces’ college at Shrivenham, plus senior officers, academics, the media, MPs, affiliates and other interested parties.The four-day Maritime Combat Power Visit – formally known as the Staff College Sea Days – is aimed at demonstrating what the RN can do, and indeed does, around the globe.After a day of rehearsals on Monday, the demonstrations kicked off in earnest on Tuesday, concluding on Thursday, all choreographed by the Navy’s training organisation, FOST.The Commando Helicopter Force, also known as the ‘Junglies’, and Fleet Protection Group Royal Marines staged a mock boarding, leaping from a Sea King helicopter and roping onto HMS Bulwark’s deck to show how they can take down pirates/terrorists.RFA Black Rover demonstrated the tricky art of replenishing at sea, while HMS Sutherland showed how to deal with the threat of submarines, and HMS Bulwark showed how the Navy can put men and material onto hostile shores by sending her embarked Royal Marines and their kit onto Browndown Beach in Gosport, Hampshire.Demonstrating the Navy’s abilities at this year’s event were:• flagship HMS Bulwark• landing support ship RFA Mounts Bay• Type 23 frigate HMS Sutherland• tanker RFA Black Rover• patrol boat HMS Raider• Sea King helicopters from 846 Naval Air Squadron• Commando Lynx from 847 NAS• Lynx helicopters from 815 NAS•surveillance Sea Kings from 849 NAS•Hawk jets•green berets from the Fleet Protection Group Royal Marines, and• the amphibious skills of 539 Assault Squadron RM.[mappress]Source: mod, November 01, 2011center_img View post tag: Naval View post tag: Wide-Ranging November 1, 2011 View post tag: Navy Back to overview,Home naval-today UK: Navy Shows Wide-Ranging Abilities last_img read more

College JCRs back all-female festival

first_imgSomerville and Wadham JCRs have each supported £250 worth of funding for The Sisterhood Festival, a charity music event organised exclusively by and for those whoseidentify as women. Mansfield’s JCR has pledged £200 towards the event.The festival will be taking place on Wednesday 13th June at the Varsity Club and aims to “celebrate the achievements of women in a music scene that is often dominated by men, and creating a safe, empowering and inspiring space for them”. Several more requests for funding are due to be proposed to other JCRs in the upcoming days.Event co-ordinator, Jess Bollands, a third-year Somerville English student and front-womanof female funk band Sisters of Funk, was inspired to create the event after hearing about a venue of the same name which was introduced at Glastonbury Festival in 2016.The venue aimed to create a safe and inclusive space for its “female festival-goers” which Bollands and the rest of the Oxford’s Sisterhood hope to replicate.She told Cherwell: “I set up the all-women funk band, Sisters of Funk, back in Michaelmas and have been blown away by the reception that we’ve received.“Having seen first-hand how empowering and inspiring it is to give female performers a platform, I thought it would be incredible to put on an event that could showcase the many talented female and non binary musicians, performers and DJs that Oxford has to offer.”The festival will also be raising money and awareness for three charities based in Oxford: The Oxfordshire Sexual Abuse and Rape Crisis Centre, Syrian Sisters, and The Porch.The event organisers plan to use the Varsity Club’s multiple floors to showcase different genres of music. Attendants of the event can expect an acoustic stage showcasing female singer songwriters and a cappella groups, such as the Oxford Belles, a main stage featuring funk and soul performers and a drag king, in addition to a rooftop DJ performingthroughout the evening.The rooftop will also have arts and crafts stalls, as well as drop off stations for students to donate sanitary products and toiletries to Shoebox Oxford, an organisation that packages and sends these items to vulnerable women across Oxfordshire.Along with support from JCRs, Sisterhood are teaming up withfeminist zine, Cuntry Living, to hold a club night at cellar on the 9th of May in order to promote the night and raise funds. As with the festival, the night has an exclusively female setlist. A committee member responsible for the organisation of the night, Maya Tysoe, said it will be a “funfilled night of funk and soul at Oxford’s grooviest club, Cellar, to promote its first ever all female festival.”She said that the night is most importantly a celebration of “all things female” and called it “a groundbreaking collaboration to celebrate the achievements of female artists and musicians and to create a platform to inspire and empower all those who identify aswomen.”last_img read more

MHKiT offers MRE experts tools for success

first_imgA collection of MRE code repositories, the MRE Code Hub is designed to host open-source software tools developed by the national laboratories, as well as the broader MRE community. A set of toolboxes with functions to supplement existing software languages, as well as public repositories, MHKiT Matlab/Python fills an important gap, offering the data processing and visualization toolboxes that might otherwise be unavailable to the wider MRE community. The MHKiT software offers these tech trailblazers three diverse types of tools: A Better Bottom Line Pinpointing Needs, Gaps in MRE Measurement and Testing Specifically, PRIMRE serves as a clearinghouse for information on engineering and technologies, resource characterization, device performance, and environmental effects of MRE projects. The MHKiT team is continuing to fine-tune and improve this innovative software suite, “developing tools to standardize data formats and process data in near real-time, which will enable developers to easily set up a standardized data processing pipeline,” Fao said. And not only is MHKiT improving by the day, but you can help, too! Essential to the development of new technologies are the tools and software required to model and validate them. MHKiT is helping to fill this need in the MRE industry. It features U.S. Department of Energy-developed codes for data acquisition, data processing and visualization, simulation, and modeling, as well as resource analysis. And because it mirrors other Git-based software sites, the code hub serves as a one-stop shop for finding a wide range of open-source MRE software tools. The marine renewable energy (MRE) community is stepping it up several notches thanks to recently launched open-source software called the Marine and Hydrokinetic Toolkit (MHKiT). PRIMRE Code CatalogMRE Code HubMHKiT Matlab/Python. It Takes a Village…To Test a Toolkit “MHKiT reduces project cost and timelines by providing the data processing tools developers and researchers would otherwise have to develop themselves,” Fao said. Tools in the Box The repository allows innovators to build on past successes to advance the adoption of future MRE technologies. Ultimately, improved data collection and processing can pave the way to the marine energy innovations of tomorrow. The software is collaborative, allowing for active community engagement and feedback to further shape its functionality. Automated software and standardized data streamline the entire process as well. MHKiT can also inform on performance, design optimization, and other key aspects of the technological development of marine energy devices. The project convened a workshop of MRE stakeholders in early 2017 to discuss the instrumentation and data processing needs of the industry. The workshop was complemented by a literature review to identify gaps in MRE measurement and testing technologies, and the MHKiT framework was a key output of this process. The MHKiT team is actively soliciting feedback, as well as contributors, from those in the broader MRE community. If you have code that may be relevant to the wider MRE community, please submit it for consideration, and your code could be included as part of this open-source tool. In January 2020, NREL launched the first version of MHKiT. A multilab partnership between the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Sandia National Laboratories, and the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, MHKiT was born out of the Marine Hydrokinetics Performance Measurement and Instrumentation project, a several-years-long U.S. Department of Energy Water Power Technologies Office project, led by NREL. The PRIMRE Code Catalog is a searchable online software discovery platform and knowledge base. It allows users to perform targeted searches to identify software tools, codes, and other software products they can employ in MRE-related tasks. The code catalog also links to the MRE Code Hub. MHKiT 1.0 boasts several exciting features, services, and tools, including data processing, data visualization, data quality control, resource assessment, and device performance. Offering previously unavailable tools for data processing and handling, the searchable online software discovery platform and knowledge base is currently available on Github, as well as the MHK Portal and Repository for Information on Marine Renewable Energy (PRIMRE). Geared to render marine and hydrokinetic research and development a breeze, MHKiT supports all modeling, design, and validation activities associated with MHK research and development, including wave, river, and tidal energy converters. “MHKiT provides standardized data processing tools that can be used across the MRE industry for rapid data processing, quality control, visualization, and reporting,” said NREL Researcher Rebecca Fao. The third piece of the MHKiT software is the MHKiT Matlab/Python. NREL has led the development of MHKiT-Matlab, as well as the power quality and loads modules, which will be released later this fiscal year. NREL researchers collaborated with Sandia and PNNL to develop wave, tidal, and river modules, as well.last_img read more

Sam Bennett makes it 4 wins from 5

first_imgHowever Bennett proved he can find his own way in the bunch gallop coming home for another stage win and extending his lead in the Points classification.The race finishes in Istanbul tomorrow with Bennett the favourite to land another stage win and an early birthday present – he turns 27 on Monday. Sam Bennett has once again shown his class with another stage victory at the Tour of Turkey.The Carrick on Suir rider made it 4 wins from 5 stages in the World Tour event.He survived a tough climb in the closing kilometres which significantly thinned down the bunch leaving him without his usual Bora Hansgrohe lead out train for the ensuing sprint.last_img