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New kid on the block!

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Henrique de Boer is an  student with Cork Institute of Technology from Brasil. But for us in SEA-Tech he is a well qualified colleague, actively contributing to the SeaFi project in Cork harbour. He follows a long tradition of technicians and engineers who learnt their professionnal skills in SEA-Tech. Their names are Camille, Antoine, Valerian, Philip, Peter, Levente...

Never a dull moment in SEA-Tech, it is actually Levente Laposi who coined this expression! It is true a student in SEA-Tech has never spent long making photocopies or filling papers. Instead we board ships, work on quays, trawlers, islands, lighthouses... Learning the four main elements of Marine ICT, Electrical, Hardware, Software and Radio communications...

 

Today Henrique helped installing some new experimental equipment in Roches Point lighthouse. It was the second time he worked in this magical place, but I think he is getting addicted too... We always consider ourselves priviledged to work in a lighthouse first established on 4 June 1817 to guide ships into Cork Harbour.

 

Yesterday beaming light, lighthouse are deemed to disapear, mostly beacause ships are not using them anymore to find their way into ports. But with SeaFi, they could return to their original vocation, only beaming data this time. The original tower was deemed too small and in 1835 was replaced by the larger present tower which is 49 feet high with a diameter of 12 feet, the optic was installed in 1876, but it is less than fifty years ago, in 1970 that it was converted to electric... 

Written by : Arnaud Disant

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