ANCPOS (Advanced Numerical Control Panel Operating System)
Students at the South Eastern Regional College in Downpatrick, Northern Ireland are developing a new safety feature in the form of a monitoring system for winches, known as the ANCPOS project. Some of the students involved are from fishing families where such winches are frequently used onboard their fishing vessels. The funding provided by WOMF is intended to progress the ANCPOS initiative further towards maturity.
This project was financed by Ørsted as a Voluntary Donation in recognition of the co-operation received from the Northern Irish fishermen during the construction and operation of the Walney Extension offshore wind farm.