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Autonomous Unmanned Aerial Systems for Marine and Coastal Monitoring

Autonomous Unmanned Aerial Systems for Marine and Coastal Monitoring

Objective

European countries have vast coasts and economic zones that go far into the Atlantic and Arctic oceans and are challenging to monitor and manage. The need to protect and manage the vulnerable natural environment and marine resources in a sustainable manner is an important policy that is manifested in European legislation such as the European Strategy for Marine and Maritime Research. Moreover, the drive towards activities in more remote locations and harsher environment demands new approaches and technologies. A key technology is the increased use of autonomous unmanned aerial vehicle systems (UAS) instead of manned aircraft, buoys, ships or satellite-based remote sensing. UAS offers potential advantages such as high endurance, reduced cost, increased flexibility and availability, rapid deployment, higher accuracy or resolution, and reduced risk for humans and negative impact on the environment.

Development of UAS technology is complex, inter-disciplinary and requires extensive field testing and airworthiness qualifications to meet the demands by aviation authorities and end-users.
No single nation has enough of the intellectual competences (in research, and researcher training) to adequately prepare Europe's researchers for these demanding tasks - which is why this consortium of partners has been brought together in this ETN.

The ETN MarineUAS is designed to facilitate a comprehensive researcher training programme across a range of partners in several countries designed to have a high impact on the training of individual researchers, their knowledge and skills, and their future careers. The ETN will establish a unique cooperative environment benefiiting from the partners' extensive and complementary knowledge, field operational experience, and experimental facilities.
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Coordinator

NORGES TEKNISK-NATURVITENSKAPELIGE UNIVERSITET NTNU

Address

Hogskoleringen 1
7491 Trondheim

Norway

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 572 550,48

Participants (9)

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INSTITUTO SUPERIOR TECNICO

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 476 712,72

UNIVERSIDADE DO PORTO

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 476 712,72

LINKOPINGS UNIVERSITET

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 527 318,64

UNIVERSIDAD DE SEVILLA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 495 745,92

MARITIME ROBOTICS AS

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 535 491,72

NORUT NORTHERN RESEARCH INSTITUTE AS

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 286 275,24

FUNDACION ANDALUZA PARA EL DESARROLLO AEROESPACIAL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 247 872,96

HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL SRO

Czechia

EU Contribution

€ 232 422,48

INNOVATIONSGESELLSCHAFT TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT BRAUNSCHWEIG MBH

Germany

Partners (4)

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IMAR- INSTITUTO DO MAR

Centro Interdisciplinar de Investigacao Marnha e Ambiental da Madeira (CIIMAR)

INSTITUTO PORTUGUES DO MAR E DA ATMOSFERA IP

DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUER LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 642153

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 January 2015

  • End date

    31 March 2019

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.3.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 851 103,31

  • EU contribution

    € 3 851 102,88

Coordinated by:

NORGES TEKNISK-NATURVITENSKAPELIGE UNIVERSITET NTNU

Norway