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Robotic subsea exploration technologies

Obiettivo

There is a need to develop an autonomous, reliable, cost effective technology to map vast terrains, in terms of mineral and raw material contents which will aid in reducing the cost of mineral exploration, currently performed by ROVs and dedicated SSVs and crew. Furthermore there is a need to identify, in an efficient and non-intrusive manner (minimum impact to the environment), the most rich mineral sites. This technology will aid the seabed mining industry, reduce the cost of exploration and especially the detailed identification of the raw materials contained in a mining sites and enable targeted mining only of the richest resources existing.

The ROBUST proposal aims to tackle the aforementioned issue by developing sea bed in situ material identification through the fusion of two technologies, namely laser-based in-situ element-analyzing capability merged with underwater AUV (Autonomous Underwater Vehicle) technologies for sea bed 3D mapping. This will enable resource identification done by robotic control enabled by the synergy between AUV hovering and manipulator capabilities. The underwater robotic laser process is the Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS), used for identification of materials on the sea bed. The AUV Robotic vehicle will dive, identify the resources that are targeted for LIBS scanning through 3D real time mapping of the terrain (hydro-acoustically, laser scanners, photogrammetry) and position the LIBS in the required locations of mineral deposits on the ocean floor to autonomously perform qualitative and quantitative analyses.

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H2020-SC5-2015-one-stage
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Meccanismo di finanziamento

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinatore

TWI LIMITED
Indirizzo
Granta Park Great Abington
CB21 6AL Cambridge
United Kingdom
Tipo di attività
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contributo UE
€ 987 536,25

Partecipanti (8)

CGG SERVICES SAS

Partecipazione conclusa

Francia
Contributo UE
€ 9 036
Indirizzo
27 Avenue Carnot
91341 Massy
Tipo di attività
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ALS MARINE CONSULTANTS LTD
Cipro
Contributo UE
€ 663 250
Indirizzo
Serifos 17
3046 Lemesos
Tipo di attività
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
LZH LASERZENTRUM HANNOVER EV
Germania
Contributo UE
€ 1 237 784
Indirizzo
Hollerithallee 8
30419 Hannover
Tipo di attività
Research Organisations
HELMHOLTZ ZENTRUM FUR OZEANFORSCHUNG KIEL
Germania
Contributo UE
€ 549 000
Indirizzo
Wischhofstrasse 1-3
24148 Kiel
Tipo di attività
Research Organisations
GRAAL TECH SRL
Italia
Contributo UE
€ 789 967,50
Indirizzo
Via Egidio Tagliolini 26
16152 Genova
Tipo di attività
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NEOLASE GMBH
Germania
Contributo UE
€ 190 643,75
Indirizzo
Hollerithallee 17
30419 Hannover
Tipo di attività
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI GENOVA
Italia
Contributo UE
€ 900 130
Indirizzo
Via Balbi 5
16126 Genova
Tipo di attività
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CORONIS COMPUTING SL
Spagna
Contributo UE
€ 659 375
Indirizzo
Parc Cientific I Tecnologic De La Universitat De G Fici Giroempren, Calle Pic De Peguera, N Umero 15
17003 Girona
Tipo di attività
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)