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RIN displays were major attraction at exhibition for young people June 2012


In late June the RIN Solent Branch and GANG took part in an exhibition for young people at the Hampshire "Rose Bowl".

With the title "STEM" standing for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, it attracted over 500 youngsters from secondary schools in the local area. The purpose of our presence was to introduce RIN to the next generation and to demonstrate technology in action. on land, at sea and in the air.

A star attraction of not just our stand but the whole event was a ship' s bridge simulator generously provided for us for the day by local company "Joining Shackle Ltd" . It comprised of a "head up display" backed -up with radar and chart plotter. It was kept busy throughout the whole day, with a world record being broken for the number of collisions and groundings in a six hour period! Joking apart, their system is a most effective training aid. To learn more about the company and the services it can offer visit or contact their MD at

Thanks to John Cairns and, Graham and Sarah Purchase of "GANG" our air input also proved extremely popular. They had two displays, one demonstrated the use of "Aware", which uses a low cost GPS to tackle airspace infringements and showing the position of aircraft in the skies worldwide. ((For more about AWARE see the Jan/Feb 2011 issue of "Navigation News".)

Our other popular hands-on display was a land input was provided by Ordnance Survey's partner Ediina with their "Digimaps for Schools". This was recently written up in March/April 2011 issue of "Navigation News" and more information can be found on their website - www.digimapsforschools.edina, It is well worth a visit.

All in all, a rewarding day.

Mike Highwood - RIN Solent Branch Secy -

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