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Sensors for LArge scale HydrodynaMic Imaging of ocean floor

Objective

LAkHsMI will develop a new bio-inspired technology to make continuous and cost-effective measurements of the near-field, large-scale hydrodynamic situation, for environmental monitoring in cabled ocean observatories, marine renewable energy and port/harbor security. We will design, manufacture, and field test prototype smart sensor cables that measure differential pressure and temperature on the ocean floor and enable high resolution imaging of the surrounding volume in space and time, is simple, inexpensive and has very low power consumption The cables can be connecting with existing cabled ocean observatories. The technology is inspired by the biophysics of fish hydrodynamic sensing. The technology is scalable from meters to possibly hundreds of kilometers and allows a high sampling frequency. LAkHsMI will also develop innovative methods for hydrodynamic imaging. It produces several continuous on-line information products for interdisciplinary oceanography and seismic geophysics but also for other applications including tracking fish and fish schools or (sub)surface traffic in harbours. Software interfaces developed in the course of the project will be integrated with existing observatory systems (such as EUROGOOS). LAkHsMI will design and implement the sensor cables on small large scales. Tests will be conducted in a tank, a pool, an in ocean observatory.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/software
  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/biophysics
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/renewable energy
  • /natural sciences/earth and related environmental sciences/geophysics
  • /natural sciences/earth and related environmental sciences/oceanography

Call for proposal

H2020-BG-2014-2
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

TALLINNA TEHNIKAULIKOOL
Address
Ehitajate Tee 5
12616 Tallinn
Estonia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 567 750

Participants (5)

RIJKSUNIVERSITEIT GRONINGEN
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 620 062,50
Address
Broerstraat 5
9712CP Groningen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
HERIOT-WATT UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 853 483,75
Address
Riccarton
EH14 4AS Edinburgh
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
HYDRO BOND ENGINEERING LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 438 000
Address
Claymore Avenue Aberdeen Science And Energy Park Bridge Of Don
AB23 8GW Aberdeen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AQUATERA LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 393 425
Address
Old Academy Business Centre
KW16 3AW Stromness
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
OU ELIKO TEHNOLOOGIA ARENDUSKESKUS
Estonia
EU contribution
€ 167 500
Address
Ehitajate Tee 5
12618 Tallinn
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)