This past Friday, Vertech Group had the pleasure of attending Energy Club WA’s 2021 Next Generation Student Expo Day. The purpose of the event was to showcase potential pathways into the industry for Year 10 students, as well as how specialist equipment and technologies are utilised within the field to complete tasks as well as assist with projects.
Overall, 300 students attended the event at the ECU Joondalup campus where our team, supported by Geo Oceans, delivered a very interesting activity on Marine Surveying. The activity entailed watching footage of a cuttlefish school captured by a Geo Oceans Remote Operated Vehicle (ROV).
The task then being to count the cuttlefish within the ROV footage and then use the findings to complete a set of survey questions. The purpose here being for the students to estimate the population density of the cuttlefish within an area based on the information available to them.
Through Vertech Group’s demonstration, the students in attendance were able to see the wide variety and true capabilities of the technologies we use within the field. Furthermore, they received a brief taste of what enjoyment our industry really has to offer.
By Evan Smith