Hello everyone, my name is Lorena, I just finished my Marine Engineering degree last year and one week ago I started working for Sea-Tech as an intern. I will be collaborating on various projects going on at the moment in the company until June.

These first days, I have had the initial contact with the work that Sea-Tech carries out at Port of Cork and their future projects and aims.
On my first day, Arnaud took me on a tour around National Maritime College of Ireland and showed me all their installations. It was great having the chance to see their facilities, including 360º simulator, the survival pool, that could reproduce storms, waves or wind as well as the workshop and classrooms etc...

Then during the weekend, there was some problem with electricity on Spike Island which feeds the SEA-Tech station on the island. This presented an opportunity for SEA-Tech to upgrade the infrastructure on the island. Arnaud and I took the ferry from the town of Cobh to Spike Island very early in the morning and brought an independent portable generator with us to charge the batteries feeding the antennae in the area. That was a good opportunity to have a more practical view of how the WiFi network is distributed in so many different points of the Port. It also made me realise what field work involves, in terms of security mainly, as you need to be well prepared for every unexpected event with appropriate safety gloves or shoes and, of course, suitable Irish weather-like clothes!

I will be writing new posts during my internship here to share my experiences and evolution at Sea-Tech.

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Written by : Lorena Folcia