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Autonomous Unmanned Aerial Systems for Marine and Coastal Monitoring

Objective

European countries have vast coasts and economic zones that go far into the Atlantic and Arctic oceans and are challenging to monitor and manage. The need to protect and manage the vulnerable natural environment and marine resources in a sustainable manner is an important policy that is manifested in European legislation such as the European Strategy for Marine and Maritime Research. Moreover, the drive towards activities in more remote locations and harsher environment demands new approaches and technologies. A key technology is the increased use of autonomous unmanned aerial vehicle systems (UAS) instead of manned aircraft, buoys, ships or satellite-based remote sensing. UAS offers potential advantages such as high endurance, reduced cost, increased flexibility and availability, rapid deployment, higher accuracy or resolution, and reduced risk for humans and negative impact on the environment.

Development of UAS technology is complex, inter-disciplinary and requires extensive field testing and airworthiness qualifications to meet the demands by aviation authorities and end-users.
No single nation has enough of the intellectual competences (in research, and researcher training) to adequately prepare Europe's researchers for these demanding tasks - which is why this consortium of partners has been brought together in this ETN.

The ETN MarineUAS is designed to facilitate a comprehensive researcher training programme across a range of partners in several countries designed to have a high impact on the training of individual researchers, their knowledge and skills, and their future careers. The ETN will establish a unique cooperative environment benefiiting from the partners' extensive and complementary knowledge, field operational experience, and experimental facilities.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/electronic engineering/robotics/autonomous robots/drones
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/remote sensing

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-ITN-2014
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-ITN-ETN - European Training Networks

Coordinator

NORGES TEKNISK-NATURVITENSKAPELIGE UNIVERSITET NTNU
Address
Hogskoleringen 1
7491 Trondheim
Norway
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 572 550,48

Participants (9)

INSTITUTO SUPERIOR TECNICO
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 476 712,72
Address
Avenida Rovisco Pais 1
1049-001 Lisboa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSIDADE DO PORTO
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 476 712,72
Address
Praca Gomes Teixeira
4099 002 Porto
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
LINKOPINGS UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 527 318,64
Address
Campus Valla
581 83 Linkoping
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSIDAD DE SEVILLA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 495 745,92
Address
Calle S. Fernando 4
41004 Sevilla
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
MARITIME ROBOTICS AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 535 491,72
Address
Brattorkaia 11
7010 Trondheim
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NORCE NORWEGIAN RESEARCH CENTRE AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 286 275,24
Address
Nygardsgaten 112
5838 Bergen
Activity type
Research Organisations
FUNDACION ANDALUZA PARA EL DESARROLLO AEROESPACIAL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 247 872,96
Address
Calle Wilbur Y Orville Wright Num 17, Parque Aerop
41039 La Rinconada Sevilla
Activity type
Research Organisations
HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL SRO
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 232 422,48
Address
V Parku 2325/16 Chodov
148 00 Praha
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INNOVATIONSGESELLSCHAFT TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT BRAUNSCHWEIG MBH

Participation ended

Germany
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Wilhelmsgarten 3
38100 Braunschweig
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

Partners (4)

IMAR - INSTITUTO DO MAR
Portugal
Address
Rua Prof Dr Frederico Machado 4 Departamento De Oceanografia E Pescas Univ Dos Acores
9901-862 Horta
Activity type
Research Organisations
Centro Interdisciplinar de Investigação Marinha e Ambiental da Madeira
Portugal
Address
Rua Pedra D'eira
9200-031 Caniçal
Activity type
Research Organisations
INSTITUTO PORTUGUES DO MAR E DA ATMOSFERA IP
Portugal
Address
Rua C Ao Aeroporto
1749 077 Lisboa
Activity type
Other
DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUR LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV
Germany
Address
Linder Hohe
51147 Koln
Activity type
Research Organisations