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Maritime LAseR for collisIon avoidance in high speed shippiNg and vessel traffic mAnagement

Project description

New technology allows ships to 'see' in the oceans

Maritime transport remains the backbone of global trade. While this has been the case for thousands of years, shipping is embarking on a new driverless route. With automakers racing to build autonomous cars, remote-controlled commercial ships may not be too far-fetched an idea. The EU-funded MARINA project will take the first steps, addressing a market need to increase the global maritime transport industry’s safety, decrease its environmental impact due to collisions and prepare for a future of autonomous shipping. Specifically, it is developing an innovative solution using a unique and novel LADAR system. To reduce the risk of collision with other ships, mammals or even driftwood, the project will combine state-of-the-art real-time processing with an advanced object detection and classification algorithm based on machine learning techniques.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/social and economic geography/transport
  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/electronic engineering/sensors

Call for proposal

H2020-EIC-FTI-2018-2020
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Funding Scheme

IA - Innovation action

Coordinator

O.M. OFFSHORE MONITORING LIMITED
Address
Nikou Pattichi 26
3071 Limassol
Cyprus
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 819 612,50

Participants (4)

G.M.S. GLOBAL MARITIME SERVICES LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 773 074,75
Address
85 Great Portland Street
W1W 7LT London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
LADAR LIMITED
Anguilla
EU contribution
€ 354 921,88
Address
201 Rogers Office Building Edwin Wallace Rey Drive
AI-2640 The Valley
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
HJELMSTAD AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 696 871,88
Address
Torggaten 20 B
2000 Lillestrom
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
GRAND LARGE YACHTING SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 253 750
Address
420 Rue De La Pyrotechnie
50110 Cherbourg En Cotentin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)