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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.

Coordinator

NORGES TEKNISK-NATURVITENSKAPELIGE UNIVERSITET NTNU
Net EU contribution
€ 572 550,48
Address
Hogskoleringen 1
7491 Trondheim
Norway

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Region
Norge Trøndelag Trøndelag
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Participants (9)

INSTITUTO SUPERIOR TECNICO
Portugal
Net EU contribution
€ 476 712,72
Address
Avenida Rovisco Pais 1
1049 001 Lisboa

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Region
Continente Área Metropolitana de Lisboa Área Metropolitana de Lisboa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERSIDADE DO PORTO
Portugal
Net EU contribution
€ 476 712,72
Address
Praca Gomes Teixeira
4099-002 Porto

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Region
Continente Norte Área Metropolitana do Porto
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
LINKOPINGS UNIVERSITET
Sweden
Net EU contribution
€ 527 318,64
Address
Campus Valla
581 83 Linkoping

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Region
Östra Sverige Östra Mellansverige Östergötlands län
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERSIDAD DE SEVILLA
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 495 745,92
Address
Calle S. Fernando 4
41004 Sevilla

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Region
Andalucía Sevilla
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
MARITIME ROBOTICS AS
Norway
Net EU contribution
€ 535 491,72
Address
Brattorkaia 11
7010 Trondheim

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Norge Trøndelag Trøndelag
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,43
NORCE NORWEGIAN RESEARCH CENTRE AS
Norway
Net EU contribution
€ 286 275,24
Address
Nygardsgaten 112
5838 Bergen

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Region
Norge Vestlandet Vestland
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
FUNDACION ANDALUZA PARA EL DESARROLLO AEROESPACIAL
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 247 872,96
Address
Calle Wilbur Y Orville Wright Num 17, Parque Aerop
41039 La Rinconada Sevilla

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Region
Andalucía Sevilla
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL SRO
Czechia
Net EU contribution
€ 232 422,48
Address
V Parku 2325/16 Chodov
148 00 Praha

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Region
Severozápad Ústecký kraj
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
INNOVATIONSGESELLSCHAFT TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT BRAUNSCHWEIG MBH

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Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Wilhelmsgarten 3
38100 Braunschweig

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Niedersachsen Braunschweig Braunschweig, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Partners (4)

Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

IMAR - INSTITUTO DO MAR
Portugal
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Rua Prof Dr Frederico Machado 4 Departamento De Oceanografia E Pescas Univ Dos Acores
9901-862 Horta

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Region
Região Autónoma dos Açores Região Autónoma dos Açores Região Autónoma dos Açores
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

Centro Interdisciplinar de Investigação Marinha e Ambiental da Madeira
Portugal
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Rua Pedra D'eira
9200-031 Caniçal

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Region
Região Autónoma da Madeira Região Autónoma da Madeira Região Autónoma da Madeira
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

INSTITUTO PORTUGUES DO MAR E DA ATMOSFERA IP
Portugal
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Rua C Ao Aeroporto
1749 077 Lisboa

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Region
Continente Área Metropolitana de Lisboa Área Metropolitana de Lisboa
Activity type
Other
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUR LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Linder Hohe
51147 Koln

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Region
Nordrhein-Westfalen Köln Köln, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00