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Tech Pau Hana in West Hawaii

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Tech Pau Hana in West Hawaii

Time: September 22, 2014 from 5pm to 7:30pm
Location: NELHA Gateway Energy Center
Street: 73-4485 Kahilihili St.
City/Town: Kailua Kona
Website or Map:…
Phone: 808-989-0977
Event Type: meetup, networking, pau, hana
Organized By: Rod Hinman
Latest Activity: Sep 4, 2014

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Event Description

Autonomous Wave Gliders for Storm Monitoring and Other Applications

Presenter:  Vas Podorean, Liquid Robotics

Liquid Robotics has a new vehicle platform, dubbed SV3.  Its improvements include wifi & cell modem communications, a solar powered thruster, increased autonomy and a "plug & play" operating system that allows for customers to integrate their own applications much easier.  Mr. Podorean will discuss the vehicle and the lessons learned from successfully sending a Wave Glider through Typhoon Rammasun.  He will also discuss a partnership with NOAA to monitor hurricanes in the Gulf of Mexico and a number of security applications including a surface acoustic detection system and sea-floor to sea-surface gateway communications.  

Vas Podorean is the Hawaii Operations Manager for Liquid Robotics.  He has roots on Hawaii Island, having attended Waimea Elementary School as a child.  He received a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the California Maritime Academy.  Before joining Liquid Robotics, he was an engineering watch officer aboard Matson Navigation and Horizon Lines container ships, and was a senior project manager for Griffith Consulting Group, managing large construction projects on Oahu. 

This pau hana is BYOB/potluck, so please bring a pupu and non-alcoholic beverage to share.  Reusable plates and cups are encouraged, as is taking home your own trash.

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5:00-5:15 p.m. Gather and Networking
5:15-6:15 p.m. Presentation and Q&A
6:15-7:30 p.m. Networking, Drinks, and pupus

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