Topic: Science, Technology & Innovation
The Royal Australian Navy is one of the most capable navies in the world - this is largely as a result of seeking the right equipment, and recruiting the correct people to use and develop this equipment effectively.
A week-long trial led by the Royal Australian Navy and the Defence Science and Technology Group has demonstrated new capability in the use of autonomous underwater vehicles.
Overcoming obstacles while at sea is all in a day’s work for an innovative group of sailors in HMAS Parramatta, who are putting their problem-solving skills and innovative approach at the forefront of their daily work.
Project SEA 1770’s aim is to modernise the approach Hydrographers have to Rapid Environmental Assessment. The Hydrographic, Meteorological and Oceanic Group’s four Deployable Geospatial Survey Teams have been introducing a number of new capabilities since the Maritime Geospatial Warfare Unit was stood up in October 2018.
HMAS Melville has deployed three Slocum Gliders in vicinity of the Coral Sea, as part of the SEA2400 trials and Australia’s continued efforts to test new technology to enhance the hydrographic surveying capabilities of the Navy and the Nation.
Two Navy Hydrographers and a Meteorology and Oceanography officer joined with scientists from around Australia recently on a voyage to understand how and when the Great Barrier Reef formed.
The chance to pursue a graduate research project outside of his busy daily engineering life has opened up new opportunities for a driven Navy officer, Capability Realisation Engineer, Lieutenant James Keane.
A sailor’s efforts to be the driving force behind an innovative adaptation to ship lighting systems has recently been recognised by the Centre of Innovation at Fleet Base East.
The Fleet Air Arm’s Shark Tank was a series of interactive forums where personnel, no matter rank or role, were invited to pitch proposals for improvements to the workplace.
It was a career milestone for a HMAS Stirling-based submariner when he was presented with both a Chief of Navy Gold Commendation and the Inaugural Chief of Navy Innovation Excellence Award at the same time.