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Advanced mapping with sonar and video

Objective

Marine scientists need more affordable, better coverage & faster access remote survey & data processing systems for monitoring & enforcement of sustainable ecosystem policies. AMASON will support this by implementing an inexpensive, modular, reconfigurable sonar & video sensor system, with advanced data processing readily deployable from ROV's, AUV's & tow fish of opportunity. Automatic object ®ion classification & 3D shape reconstruction will be carried out by fusion of concurrent data sets from video & sides can, sub-bottom & multibeam bathymetricsonars. Carefully designed modular systems architecture will ensure a scaleable& reconfigurable system. Scientific validation on trawling impacts, sediment stability & coral carbonate mounds will be undertaken. The research aims to substantially reduce survey sensor capital/operational costs, and labour in data analysis while increasing result quality, access and coverage.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

HERIOT-WATT UNIVERSITY
Address
Riccarton
EH14 4AS Edinburgh
United Kingdom

Participants (6)

IFREMER - INSTITUT FRANÇAIS DE RECHERCHE POUR L'EXPLOITATION DE LA MER
France
Address
Zone Portuaire De Brégaillon
83507 La Seyne Sur Mer
INFORMATIC MANAGEMENT INTERNATIONAL LTD.
Ireland
Address
Centrepoint Business Park Oak Drive Unit E1
12 Dublin
NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, GALWAY
Ireland
Address

Galway
SWIFT 943 LTD. - TRADING AS 'SYSTEM TECHNOLOGIES'
United Kingdom
Address
Lightburn Trading Estate, Lightburn Trading Road
LA12 7NE Ulverston
TRITECH INTERNATIONAL LTD
United Kingdom
Address
Albyn Place 34
AB9 1FW Aberdeen
UNIVERSITAT DE BARCELONA
Spain
Address
C/ Marti I Franques S/n
08028 Barcelona