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Bringing together Research and Industry for the Development of Glider Environmental Services

Objective

BRIDGES (Bringing together Research and Industry for the Development of Glider Environmental Services) will provide a necessary tool for further understanding, improved monitoring, and responsible exploitation of the marine environment while assuring its long-term preservation. This new tool, a robust, cost-effective, re-locatable, versatile and easily-deployed ocean glider, will support autonomous, long-term in-situ exploration of the deep ocean at large spatio-temporal scales. The sole European underwater glider: SeaExplorer will be modularized, new sensors will be developed, and the operational methodology will be modified, such that new horizons of service will be opened. It will be improved by: 1) adapting for deep basins (up to 5000 m), 2) implementing a novel payload architecture to increase autonomy and to accommodate the range of sensing capabilities needed, and 3) integrating the associated control support system for single and networked operations (mission behaviour, data management, planning, communications). The glider’s sensing capabilities will be enhanced. The main modules are planned for: 1) environmental monitoring for facilitating the effective implementation of an ecosystem-based management under the Marine Strategy Framework Directive, 2) the oil and gas industry, and 3) the deep sea mining industry. In order to achieve the technological objectives and meet service requirements, an open dialogue between stakeholders will be developed. The basic premises of the present call “Delivering sub-sea technologies for new services at sea-BG-06-2014,” are answered thoroughly: the ability to execute unmanned underwater operations, to operate in the deep ocean, and to assess the environmental impact of the maritime economy. In addition, this project will realize and promote the creation of collaborations among sensor and platform manufacturers, oil and gas and mining companies, public health and safety departments, and scientific and engineering experts.

Field of science

  • /medical and health sciences/health sciences/public and environmental health
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/fossil energy/gas
  • /social sciences/sociology/governance/public services

Call for proposal

H2020-BG-2014-2
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

ASSOCIATION POUR LA RECHERCHE ET LE DEVELOPPEMENT DES METHODES ET PROCESSUS INDUSTRIELS
Address
Boulevard Saint Michel 60
75272 Paris
France
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 657 320

Participants (17)

UNIVERSITY OF CYPRUS
Cyprus
EU contribution
€ 263 750
Address
Kallipoleos Street 75
1678 Nicosia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ALSEAMAR
France
EU contribution
€ 2 395 964,41
Address
6 Rue Paul Baudry
75008 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNITED KINGDOM RESEARCH AND INNOVATION
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 1 751 945
Address
Polaris House North Star Avenue
SN2 1FL Swindon
Activity type
Research Organisations
SORBONNE UNIVERSITE
France
EU contribution
€ 580 413
Address
21 Rue De L'ecole De Medecine
75006 Paris
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CYPRUS SUBSEA CONSULTING AND SERVICE C.S.C.S. LIMITED
Cyprus
EU contribution
€ 488 750
Address
Paragogikotitas 34A
2326 Lakatamia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
OCEANSCAN - MARINE SYSTEMS & TECHNOLOGY LDA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 218 938
Address
Avenida Da Liberdade Polo Do Mar Do Uptec
4450 718 Matosinhos Porto
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSIDADE DO PORTO
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 208 000
Address
Praca Gomes Teixeira
4099 002 Porto
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ALBATROS MARINE TECHNOLOGIES SL

Participation ended

Spain
EU contribution
€ 35 438,59
Address
Calle Gremi Ferrers 30 Local 4
07009 Palma De Mallorca
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ENITECH ENERGIETECHNIK - ELEKTRONIK GMBH

Participation ended

Germany
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Hansestrasse 21
18182 Bentwisch
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
52°North Initiative for Geospatial Open Source Software GmbH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 101 000
Address
Martin-luther-king-weg 24
48155 Münster
Activity type
Other
NORCE NORWEGIAN RESEARCH CENTRE AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 283 580
Address
Nygardsgaten 112
5838 Bergen
Activity type
Research Organisations
THE HEBREW UNIVERSITY OF JERUSALEM
Israel
EU contribution
€ 67 084
Address
Edmond J Safra Campus Givat Ram
91904 Jerusalem
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 315 558
Address
Highfield
SO17 1BJ Southampton
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
BMT ISIS LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 135 029
Address
Goodrich House 1 Waldegrave Road
TW11 8LZ Teddington
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
HYDROPTIC
France
EU contribution
€ 38 571
Address
33 Route De Segoufielle
32600 L Isle Jourdain
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ECORYS NEDERLAND BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 150 469
Address
Watermanweg 44
3067 GG Rotterdam
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SOCIETY FOR UNDERWATER TECHNOLOGY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 100 000
Address
Fetter Lane 1
EC4A 1BR London
Activity type
Other