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Ocean Surface Layer Observations

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 286220

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    24 October 2011

  • End date

    23 October 2013

Funded under:

FP7-SME

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 152 783,60

  • EU contribution

    € 1 499 700

Coordinated by:

O.M. OFFSHORE MONITORING LIMITED

Cyprus

Objective

Offshore activities in general face numerous risks in terms of safety, security and navigation. Above surface layer objects and (to less extent) below surface objects can be observed (detected, characterised and tracked) with numerous sensor solutions (radar, sonar, etc.) on various platforms (satellites, ships, offshore energy platforms, etc.). However, objects in the surface layer (small boats, swimmers, buoys, markers, etc.) cannot be properly observed by any of the conventional sensor technologies, especially in non-clam sea states. Such objects exposes various risks to the offshore and maritime sectors.
The project aims to adapt a prototype sensor technology that (when fused with conventional observations) will enable surveillance of the ocean surface layer. The prototype solution has preliminary been tested for safety, security and navigation applications showing results way beyond the capabilities of conventional sensors. An adaptation and cost-reduction activity can allow this technology to reach a large customer base. Eight realistic demonstrations representing high-priority offshore industry exposed risks will be conducted to show the true potential of this promising technology. This will be performed with the help of a significant end-user that will be involved to assist the adaptation and operational feasibility as well as to facilitate promotion of the technology.
The three leading SMEs will receive the industrial designs (including all the IPR) of the total system and the end-user will have rights to use the system developed during the project. Three industrial RTD-performers are selected to perform the majority of the cost-reduction and industrialisation work.

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

€ 570 538

Administrative Contact

Jacek Gruszka (Mr.)

Participants (8)

HJELMSTAD AS

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 580 780

G.M.S. GLOBAL MARITIME SERVICES LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 278 869

NORBIT ODM AS

Norway

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY BV

Netherlands

DNV GL AS

Norway

ROYAL CARIBBEAN CRUISE LINE

United Kingdom

PREVAS DEVELOPMENT AS

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 19 440

RCL CRUISES LTD

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 50 073

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 286220

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    24 October 2011

  • End date

    23 October 2013

Funded under:

FP7-SME

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 152 783,60

  • EU contribution

    € 1 499 700

Coordinated by:

O.M. OFFSHORE MONITORING LIMITED

Cyprus