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HALPIN welcomes P.O. Dave O'Leary as the new INS Secondment

May 2017

We're delighted to welcome P.O. Dave O'Leary aboard HALPIN as the new Irish Naval Service secondment. Dave will join us in June and take over from P.O. Eamon Downes who is returning to active seagoing duty with the Naval Service. Dave will join HALPIN's mechatronics team and is bringing with him many years hands-on experience of radio, radar and related technical systems. Dave studied Electronic Engineering in CIT qualifying in 2001, Marine Communications Systems in LIT in 2002 and has just completed a BA in Leadership,Management & Naval Studies with CIT in 2016. Dave became a fully qualified Naval diver in 2009 and after a number of years serving on this elite team, he went on to become an ROV Pilot & Maintenance Technician at The Underwater Centre, Fort William, Scotland. On returning to the Naval Service he was tasked with creating and implementing a training syllabus for Naval personnel on the Naval Services 3 ROV’s. He has subsequently qualified as a UAV pilot and is also part of the Naval Services UAV working group. Dave will work on projects such as aeolus-M3 and the SmartCoast series of projects that are exploring and devleoping solutions for high resolution, localised monitoring in coastal areas and inshore. We very much look forward to working with Dave and thank the Naval Service for their continued support to HALPIN. ENDS NNNN++++

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