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AnchorGuardian, providing safety during anchoring by monitoring the position and absolute movement of a ships anchor.

Project description

First anchor tech revolution in centuries

An anchored ship is more at risk of collision and crew injuries, yet anchoring technology has remained unchanged for hundreds of years. The EU-funded AnchorGuardian project has a smart technology that monitors anchor movements and warns of imminent danger. Its creator, start-up Swiss Ocean Tech, hopes the technology will be regarded as standard maritime equipment to protect captains, crew, passengers and yacht owners within 10 years. They are currently working towards commercializing this disruptive, patented technology and have already established proof-of-concept product as well as completed market research. The maritime industry agrees that anchoring is still too dangerous and is ready to receive a solution like AnchorGuardian for maritime navigation.

Field of science

  • /agricultural sciences/agriculture, forestry, and fisheries
  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/information engineering/telecommunications/radio technology/radar
  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce

Call for proposal

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Funding Scheme

SME-1 - SME instrument phase 1


Birrenbergstrasse 26
5620 Bremgarten Ag
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 50 000