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SHOAL

Project ID: 231646
Źródło dofinansowania

Search and monitoring of Harmful contaminants, Other pollutants And Leaks in vessels in port using a swarm of robotic fish

Od 2009-03-02 do 2012-07-01, projekt zakończony | SHOAL Witryna

Dane projektu

Całkowity koszt:

EUR 4 227 770

Wkład UE:

EUR 2 750 000

Kraj koordynujący:

United Kingdom

Zaproszenie do składania wniosków:

FP7-ICT-2007-3See other projects for this call

System finansowania:

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Description

Robotic fish designed to mimic the natural movements of real fish and to monitor the environment
<a href="http://www.roboshoal.com/" target="_blank">SHOAL</a> will develop a shoal of robotic fish to analyse contaminants in water and produce a real-time map of which pollutants are present, in what concentrations and where these are on a 3D map of the port. The robot fish will function independently and as part of a larger group. SHOAL will use advanced swarm intelligence techniques to control the robots in order to coordinate the group efficiently and adapt quickly to changes in the environment. This will benefit not only monitoring operations in ports across the EU, but also lead to important advances in robotics, chemical analysis, underwater communications and robot intelligence. SHOAL is innovative because it can analyse chemicals not only on the surface of the water but also those that are dissolved in the water. This will allow the fish to find pollution from agriculture as well as leaks from ships or pipelines.

Cel

We have identified a cutting-edge method for monitoring pollution in ports as specified in EU Directive 2005/35. This monitoring process is currently costing approximately 350 million Euros per year in the EU. SHOAL will develop a shoal of robotic fish to analyse contaminants in water and produce a real-time map of which pollutants are in the water, in what concentrations and where these are on a 3D map of the port. SHOAL will use advanced swarm intelligence techniques to control the robots, utilising hybrid particle swarm/ant colony optimisation techniques in order to coordinate the group efficiently and adapt quickly to changes in the environment. This will benefit not only monitoring operations in ports across the EU, but also lead to important advances in robotics, chemical analysis, underwater communications and robot intelligence. At present there are no fully autonomous systems for monitoring pollution in ports. SHOAL is innovative in that it can analyse chemicals not only on the surface of the water (e.g. oil) but also those that are dissolved in the water (e.g. nitrates). This will allow the fish to find pollution from agriculture as well as leaks from vessels in a port.SHOAL will build robot fish which will function independently and as part of a larger group to analyse and monitor pollution in a port. These robotic fish will be equipped with chemical sensors to find pollutants in the water and modems to create an ad hoc network for communication within the swarm. This will allow the shoal of robot fish to build up a broad map of the pollutants moving through the port in real time whilst adapting naturally to changes in environmental conditions in the port. Beyond this, due to the design of the robots, they will be able to search underwater rather than simply on the surface, meaning that if a leak is still occurring they will be able to isolate it even if it originates underwater (for example from the hull of a ship or an underwater pipeline).

Kontakt z koordynatorem

Luke SPELLER, (Project Manager)
Tel.: +44 20 89435544
Faks: +44 20 89779304
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Koordynator

BMT GROUP LTD
United Kingdom

Wkład UE: EUR 735 218


GOODRICH HOUSE WALDEGRAVE ROAD 1
TW11 8LZ TEDDINGTON
United Kingdom
Activity type: Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Kontakt administracyjny: Rory Doyle
Tel.: +44 20 89435544
Faks: +44 20 89779304

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Uczestnicy

AUTORIDAD PORTUARIA DE GIJON
Spain

Wkład UE: EUR 110 959


CLAUDIO ALVARGONZALEZ 32
33201 GIJON
Spain
Activity type: Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Kontakt administracyjny: Humberto Moyano
Tel.: +34 985 179600

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THALES SAFARE SA
France

Wkład UE: EUR 448 702


ROUTE DES DOLINES
06560 VALBONNE
France
Activity type: Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Kontakt administracyjny: Richard Beltrame
Tel.: +33492964712
Faks: +33492964900

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UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, CORK
Ireland

Wkład UE: EUR 442 863


Western Road
- CORK
Ireland
Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Kontakt administracyjny: Conor Delaney
Tel.: +353 21 490 4263
Faks: +353 21 490 4058

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UNIVERSITY OF STRATHCLYDE
United Kingdom

Wkład UE: EUR 470 116


Richmond Street 16
G1 1XQ GLASGOW
United Kingdom
Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Kontakt administracyjny: Martin Gregory
Tel.: +44 141 548 4416
Faks: +44 141 552 4409

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UNIVERSITY OF ESSEX
United Kingdom

Wkład UE: EUR 542 142


WIVENHOE PARK
CO4 3SQ COLCHESTER
United Kingdom
Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Kontakt administracyjny: Sheeren Anderson
Tel.: +44 1206 872169
Faks: +44 1206 873894

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