QINGDAO, CHINA, November 3, 2017 – Rockland Scientific Inc. (Rockland), in cooperation with partners JFE Advantech (JFE) and Ocean Science & Technology Company, Inc. (OST-Qingdao), have successfully concluded the inaugural China Ocean Turbulence Workshop (COTW) in Qingdao this week. The 2017 COTW, with 45 delegates, brought together a wide range of Rockland instrument users from across China. A comprehensive functional training course covered the design, operation, maintenance and data processing for VMP-250, VMP-500 and VMP-X, as well as the MicroRider-1000 used on the Petrel-II ocean glider, developed by Tianjin University. There were four instructors from Rockland Scientific and JFE Advantech, while OST-Qingdao organized and facilitated the large event.
In addition to hands-on training, Rockland Scientific opened a two-week “pop-up” service workshop to perform instrument inspections, maintenance and repair at the OST-Qingdao office. Rockland’s Chinese customers were eager to take advantage of this new service initiative. The “pop-up” workshop also provided the opportunity for Rockland to interact with customers directly regarding service issues and further train OST-Qingdao technical staff to increase their service capabilities in-country.
The next China Ocean Turbulence Workshop is scheduled for 2018. COTW 2018 will be expanded to include scientific presentations and panel discussions from Chinese and international microstructure turbulence researchers. For more information, or to be notified of details as they become available, please contact [email protected]