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MIT Sea Grant’s Sea Perch being tested at French university

Undergraduate course, created in collaboration with Total Corporation, will hold presentations on May 28.
UPMC students test Sea Perch
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UPMC students test Sea Perch
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UPMC Professor Didier Lucor and his students
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UPMC Professor Didier Lucor and his students
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Beginning in fall 2008, the MIT Sea Grant College Program entered into a collaboration with Total Corporation in Paris to create an undergraduate course at Université Pierre at Marie Curie (UPMC) in Paris that focused on MIT Sea Grant’s remote operated vehicle (ROV) — Sea Perch.

The UPMC course introduces students to the mechanics of building the ROV and culminates in sending the hand-built ROVs on missions. The final presentations for the second year of this course will take place May 28, at the Institut Jean Le Rond d'Alembert at the UPMC. Twenty-four second year students will participate.

Read more about this collaboration, the Sea Perch and the upcoming presentations on the Sea Grant web site.


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