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SEarch, identificAtion and Collection of marine Litter with Autonomous Robots

Project description

A high-tech underwater clean-up crew

Litter disposal and accumulation in the marine environment is one of the fastest growing threats to the world's oceans. Plastic is the most common type of litter found on the seafloor, but the list is long and includes glass, metal, wood and clothing. The EU-funded SeaClear project is developing autonomous robots for underwater littler collection using new debris mapping, classification, and collection systems. Specifically, the project will build a mixed team of unmanned underwater, surface and aerial vehicles to find and collect litter from the seabed. The project plans to use aerial vehicles to study the correlation between surface and underwater litter. Underwater vehicles will be fitted with a combined suction and gripper device for both small and large waste.

Call for proposal

H2020-ICT-2019-2
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT
Address
Stevinweg 1
2628 CN Delft
Netherlands
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 743 135

Participants (7)

REGIONALNA AGENCIJA DUNEA
Croatia
EU contribution
€ 207 575
Address
Branitelja Dubrovnika 41
20000 Dubrovnik
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 877 400
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
HAMBURG PORT AUTHORITY
Germany
EU contribution
€ 346 337,50
Address
Neuer Wandrahm 4
20457 Hamburg
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
SUBSEA TECH SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 953 700
Address
Plage De L Estaque 167
13016 Marseille
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITATEA TEHNICA CLUJ-NAPOCA
Romania
EU contribution
€ 555 695
Address
Str Memorandumului 28
400114 Cluj Napoca
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 689 200
Address
Arcisstrasse 21
80333 Muenchen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SVEUCILISTE U DUBROVNIKU
Croatia
EU contribution
€ 608 225
Address
Branitelja Dubrovnika 29
20000 Dubrovnik
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments