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PRESS RELEASE: Marine-i event to launch new tool in High Frequency Radar

Transmission Antennae at Pendeen HF Radar Station

 On Tuesday 16th October, Marine-i will stage a Discovery Room event which will focus on the use of High Frequency (HF) Radar in marine technology and launch an innovative new web visualisation tool created by the University of Plymouth. Businesses based in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly will be able to use the HF Radar tool free of charge to help develop exciting new products and services.

Part funded by the European Regional Development Fund, Marine-i provides support for marine technology businesses operating in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. Its Discovery Room events bring together the very latest thinking on a specific theme of marine technology.

The Ocean Science team at the University of Plymouth has installed a HF Radar system along the north coast of Cornwall, which provides spatial measurements of waves and currents in real time. The use of HF Radar for wave measurements is a fast-evolving field of marine science, and the University team are at the cutting edge of this technology.

Delegates will hear from expert speakers on the uses and capabilities of HF Radar, as well as hear about the unique new web visualisation tool which has been developed by the University of Plymouth team and is now entering beta testing. This tool will allow users to access the current and historic data from the University’s HF Radar station, by defining the geographical areas and date ranges that are of interest.

Alex Whatley, Knowledge Exchange Officer at University of Plymouth, says: “This is a really exciting development in the field of HF Radar, which will have a valuable role to play in helping us to use our offshore renewable energy resources to their full potential, as well as many other fields. Our event is a perfect opportunity for marine businesses to get up to speed on the latest applications for HF Radar and to talk directly to the experts. Delegates will also be able to identify potential projects which could be supported through the University of Plymouth researchers and technicians that are dedicated to their HF Radar station.”

The event will take place at Tremough Innovation Centre at Penryn. Businesses can reserve their free place at by visiting: