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Ocean Surface Layer Observations

Objective

Offshore activities in general face numerous risks in terms of safety, security and navigation. Above surface layer objects and (to less extent) below surface objects can be observed (detected, characterised and tracked) with numerous sensor solutions (radar, sonar, etc.) on various platforms (satellites, ships, offshore energy platforms, etc.). However, objects in the surface layer (small boats, swimmers, buoys, markers, etc.) cannot be properly observed by any of the conventional sensor technologies, especially in non-clam sea states. Such objects exposes various risks to the offshore and maritime sectors.
The project aims to adapt a prototype sensor technology that (when fused with conventional observations) will enable surveillance of the ocean surface layer. The prototype solution has preliminary been tested for safety, security and navigation applications showing results way beyond the capabilities of conventional sensors. An adaptation and cost-reduction activity can allow this technology to reach a large customer base. Eight realistic demonstrations representing high-priority offshore industry exposed risks will be conducted to show the true potential of this promising technology. This will be performed with the help of a significant end-user that will be involved to assist the adaptation and operational feasibility as well as to facilitate promotion of the technology.
The three leading SMEs will receive the industrial designs (including all the IPR) of the total system and the end-user will have rights to use the system developed during the project. Three industrial RTD-performers are selected to perform the majority of the cost-reduction and industrialisation work.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/electronic engineering/sensors

Call for proposal

FP7-SME-2011
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Funding Scheme

BSG-SME - Research for SMEs

Coordinator

O.M. OFFSHORE MONITORING LIMITED
Address
Nikou Pattichi 26
3071 Limassol
Cyprus
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 570 538
Administrative Contact
Jacek Gruszka (Mr.)

Participants (8)

HJELMSTAD AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 580 780
Address
Torggaten 20 B
2000 Lillestrom
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jens Hjelmstad (Prof.)
G.M.S. GLOBAL MARITIME SERVICES LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 278 869
Address
85 Great Portland Street
W1W 7LT London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Katalin Radvanyi (Ms.)
NORBIT ODM AS

Participation ended

Norway
Address
Stiklestadveien 1
7041 Trondheim
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Arild Soraunet (Mr.)
SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY BV
Netherlands
Address
Olof Palmestraat 14
2616 LR Delft
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Andre Bos (Dr.)
DNV GL AS
Norway
Address
Veritasveien 1
1363 Hovik
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Rolf Skjong (Dr.)
ROYAL CARIBBEAN CRUISE LINE

Participation ended

United Kingdom
Address
Royal Caribbean House, Addlestone Road 2
KT15 2PG Weybridge
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ulf Samuelson (Mr.)
PREVAS DEVELOPMENT AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 19 440
Address
Kabelgaten 4B Okern
0580 Oslo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Lars Morten Andreassen (Mr.)
RCL CRUISES LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 50 073
Address
3 Th Heights Brooklands Weybridge
KT13 0NY Surrey
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ruth Marshall (Mrs.)