The King will Visit Global Underwater Hub

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King Charles III meets members of the public by the River Erne during a visit to Enniskillen Castle, Co Fermanagh as part of a two day visit to Northern Ireland, May 2023.
King Charles III meets members of the public by the River Erne during a visit to Enniskillen Castle, Co Fermanagh as part of a two day visit to Northern Ireland, May 2023.

HIS MAJESTY THE KING WILL VISIT GLOBAL UNDERWATER HUB

Friday 29th September 2023

His Majesty The King will visit Global Underwater Hub, where he will speak to staff and learn about their educational outreach programmes.

Upon arrival, His Majesty will be greeted by Neil Gordon, Chief Executive, Global Underwater Hub, with a piper playing in the background. Global Underwater Hub is the leading trade and industry development body for the UK’s underwater sectors which include everything from marine renewals to subsea telecoms.

Outside the facility, the King will view a submersible remotely operated vehicle (ROV) before proceeding into the office. His Majesty will meet staff and view live footage from a submersible remotely operated vehicle before launching an underwater robot which is often used to inspect subsea cables and pipelines.

Moving to the upstairs events area the King will meet board members and view exhibits from different companies working in the blue economy, including underwater diving, underwater 3D image capturing, and a company delivering eco-friendly artificial reefs which serve as subsea protection, enhancing biodiversity.

Finally, His Majesty will visit a stall which will feature senior pupils from Mintlaw Academy’s ROV team who will display an ROV they have designed and built. This initiative has been supported by Global Underwater Hub and is part of its STEM educational outreach programmes that aim to inspire young people about the underwater industries.

Before departure, the King will unveil a plaque marking the visit.

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