Polarquest2018 goes into exploration mode… live on Italian national TV !

June 11-15, 2018 – Exciting times for PolarQuest2018! A series of exceptional events last week launched the PolarQuest team into full “expedition mode”. Paola Catapano and Mike Struik were invited by our partner NORBIT Subsea (whose motto is, coincidentally, Explore more!) to attend an intense field training in Trondheim, Norway on the use of their latest 3D multibeam sonar that we will use North of Svalbard to search for any remains of the ITALIA Airship.

They were trained by underwater acoustic searches expert Aleksandra Kruss, who is now fully part of our scientists on land, on an adventurous search. ThePolarQuest team had to look for a WW2 British waterplane, a Short Sunderland, sunk in the Trondheim fjord in 1945! It was a perfect case study to get to know how to use Norbit’s 3 D sonar for our future purposes in the Arctic next August.

After a quite long set up of the instrument, the team started off in the fjord on board Norbit’s special RIB and when they reached the stretch of sea between Munkholmen island and the coast of Trondheim, the plane’s rough location, they started the search. The PolarQuest team found the plane resting on the sea bottom at a depth of 65 m! The fortunate hunt was followed by RAI Uno Tv crew, La vita in diretta Estate, for the 2 days. Journalist Patrizia Fanelli and wonder videoman Pietro Pellizzieri, who managed to connect live with the studio in Rome using i-phones and the wifi from the boat and from a bar in Trondheim! You can watch the 3 live events below.

La nostra capo spedizione Paola Catapano e il nostro responsabile technico e pilota di droni Mike Struik erano in diretta ieri su Rai1 dal fiordo di #Trondheim in Norvegia per imparare ad utilizzare il sonar che ci porteremo su Nanuq per cercare di ritrovare i resti del dirigibile ITALIA! Grazie a Norbit Subsea per questa fantastica avventura! Check it out!-Expedition leader Paola Catapano and technical coordinator Mike Struik were live yesterday on #Rai1 from Trondheim's fjord in Norway. They learned how to use the sonar we will take on board Nanuq to try to find airship ITALIA's wreck. Thank's to Norbit Subsea for this wonderful adventure! Check it out!

Pubblicato da Polarquest 2018 su Mercoledì 13 giugno 2018
June 12th, Live on RAI

Here is our secound live on Rai1, La vita in diretta, from #Trondheim during our special training with Norbit Subsea's 3D sonar. It was exellent preparation for our search for the lost airship in the #Arctic.Thank you to Norbit Subsea for particpating into this thrilling adventure ! Thanks to specialist Aleksandra Kruss and Espen Lie for their valuable teaching and super special thanks to Morten Standhal for organizing all this.

Pubblicato da Polarquest 2018 su Giovedì 14 giugno 2018
Polarquest training on 3Dsonar in Trondheim, live on RAIUno, La Vita in Diretta

What a week ! 2 great training days to learn how to use a special #3dSonar Norbit Subsea in #Trondheim #Norway and 3 times live on #RAIUno #LaVitaInDiretta Estate ! Thanks @AleksandraKrul our great tutor from #ISMAR #CNR and #Gdansk University, and special thanks to Norbit Subsea !

Pubblicato da Polarquest 2018 su Domenica 17 giugno 2018