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Excelling LABUST in marine robotics

Objective

Laboratory for Underwater Systems and Technologies (LABUST) at the University of Zagreb Faculty of Electrical and Engineering (UNIZG-FER) in Croatia positioned itself in the last years as the regional leader in marine robotics: LABUST has the required technologies, people, infrastructure, and experience in field experiments. What LABUST is missing is research excellence that will allow it to fully exploit and bring available resources to a level compatible with internationally leading institutions in the area of marine robotics.
The main goal of EXCELLABUST project is to address networking gaps and deficiencies between UNIZG-FER and internationally leading counterparts at EU level, by significantly strengthening marine robotics research within LABUST through twinning with expert partners.
The first objective is to increase UNIZG-FER marine robotics scientific excellence and innovation capacity, and raise staff's research profile within three strategic research domains (SRDs) that are aligned with the Strategic Research Agenda for Robotics in Europe 2014 - 2020: 1) mapping and perception, 2) advanced navigation, guidance, and control, and 3) autonomy and cognition. The second objective is to increase UNIZG-FER scientific involvement and visibility.
These objectives will be reached through a set of strategic measures: staff exchanges and expert visits for providing S&T knowledge transfer; on-site trainings for providing hands-on S&T experience; innovation management trainings; organization of research-industry workshops for strengthening links to marine robotics industry; and joint organization of summer schools with strong emphasis on application of marine robotics for strengthening links to marine robotics end-users from marine biology, marine archaeology, oceanography, marine security, etc.
In order to measure the quality of the twinning action, key impact indicators are defined and they will be monitored during and after the EXCELLABUST project lifetime.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/marine biology
  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/innovation management
  • /natural sciences/earth and related environmental sciences/oceanography
  • /humanities/history and archaeology/archaeology
  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/electronic engineering/robotics

Call for proposal

H2020-TWINN-2015
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Funding Scheme

CSA - Coordination and support action

Coordinator

SVEUCILISTE U ZAGREBU FAKULTET ELEKTROTEHNIKE I RACUNARSTVA
Address
Unska 3
10000 Zagreb
Croatia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 381 225

Participants (3)

CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 201 056,25
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITAT DE GIRONA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 203 927
Address
Placa Sant Domenec 3
17004 Girona
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY OF LIMERICK
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 228 342,75
Address
National Technological Park, Plassey
- Limerick
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments