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Underwater passive aquatic listening network system for smart monitoring of high impact weather events - myPAL-NET

Project description

Smart sensors detect underwater sound sources

Mooring systems are expensive and require large spaces for their deployment. A smart solution that reduces energy costs, has reliable performance, and can effectively replace different observation sensors is needed. The EU-funded myPAL-NET project proposes a low-cost solution for construction and maintenance to replace oceanographic or meteorological sensors connected to mooring systems. The solution has low power consumption, is easily operable, and can be immersed for a long period. The system consists of small and low-cost passive detectors (myPAL), each one provided with a smart algorithm. It detects and categorises a wide range of underwater sound sources. The project intends to commercialise myPAL technology and inquire about potential commercialisation in the marine instrumentation and oceanographic market.


"A smart passive aquatic listener network (myPAL-NET) is a user friendly and simple in use and inexpensive in deployment
system consist of two or three small in size and thus cheap in construction and maintenance low consumption passive
detectors (called myPAL). They are running autonomy (with their own power source). The ""smart"" algorithm that is
embedded in each myPAL works independently for the detection, classification and quantification of the different
environmental (rainfall rate and occurrence, wind speed, roughness of see, bubbles, salinity, landslides, etc.), biological
(marine mammal calls, etc.) and anthropogenic (seismic activity, off-shore drilling operations, shipping, construction, sonars,
fishing, mineral exploration, etc.) underwater sound sources. Appropriate algorithm will be developed for “smart” duty cycle
operation and data acquisition as well as automated pre-process analysis (called smart PAL). myPAL-NET covers a large
area. Each one talks to each other via the surface platforms. The system will be autonomous, interoperable, easy to
deployed with low power consumption and designed for prolonged immersion as required. myPAL-NET is a cost-effective
solution, which can replace various surface meteorological and oceanographic sensors attached on large mooring systems,
from one sensor (myPAL) or a network of myPALs (myPAL-NET) that covers a larger area and can replace the large and
expensive mooring systems. Finally, the system will be fully standardised to co-operate with existing observing mooring
systems, compatible with EU data collection policies and international standard requirements. The primary objective of the
feasibility study is to fully commercialize the technology behind the underwater passive aquatic recording system and to gain
an understanding to the potential opportunities of this technology in the marine instrumentation and oceanographic market."

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Net EU contribution
€ 50 000,00
Alepou 00
49100 Kerkyra

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

Κεντρική Ελλάδα Ιόνια Νησιά Κέρκυρα
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 21 429,00

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