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Marine robotics research infrastructure network

Objective

Our oceans are the least-explored region of planet Earth. Protection and sustainable development of ocean resources presents formidable challenges. Robots will play an increasingly key role in the near future and this role will expand and become more challenging as we extend into deeper, remote and hostile marine environments. Europe leads in many aspects of maritime, but lacks well integrated and coordinated oceanic robotic infrastructure or presence.
The marine-robotics industry is growing rapidly. It is a crucial high-value/high-cost sector with considerable entry-barriers to R&D. The full growth potential of this industry will be greatly enhanced with access to shared robotic research infrastructure.
EUMarineRobots (EUMR) proposes an access-infrastructure for the deployment of a full-range of aerial, surface and sub-surface marine robotic assets, the combined value of which is far greater than the sum of their parts. EUMR will open transnational access to significant national marine robotics R&D assets across Europe.
The EUMR consortium comprises 15 partners from 10 countries who, collectively, can deploy a comprehensive portfolio of marine robotic assets with required associated support assets and expertise. The network is a strong and balanced grouping of globally distinguished key players with diverse, track-record of excellence across marine / robotic sectors. Partners are members of a wide variety of existing networks, and research infrastructure collaborations both formal and informal across Europe and the world. EUMR is a first stage in aggregating these networks and assets as world-leading for support and growth of a strong community of practice in marine robotics and marine.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/other social sciences/social sciences interdisciplinary/sustainable development
  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/electronic engineering/robotics

Call for proposal

H2020-INFRAIA-2017-1-two-stage
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

UNIVERSIDADE DO PORTO
Address
Praca Gomes Teixeira
4099 002 Porto
Portugal
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 441 994,80

Participants (15)

UNIVERSITAET BREMEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 469 231,56
Address
Bibliothekstrasse 1
28359 Bremen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ASSOCIACAO DO INSTITUTO SUPERIOR TECNICO PARA A INVESTIGACAO E DESENVOLVIMENTO
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 299 233,06
Address
Avenida Rovisco Pais 1
1049 001 Lisboa
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI GENOVA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 310 483,06
Address
Via Balbi 5
16126 Genova
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SVEUCILISTE U ZAGREBU FAKULTET ELEKTROTEHNIKE I RACUNARSTVA
Croatia
EU contribution
€ 311 987,16
Address
Unska 3
10000 Zagreb
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITAT DE GIRONA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 303 502,06
Address
Placa Sant Domenec 3
17004 Girona
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY OF LIMERICK
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 357 828,38
Address
National Technological Park, Plassey
- Limerick
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CONSORCIO PARA EL DISENO, CONSTRUCCION, EQUIPAMIENTO Y EXPLOTACION DE LA PLATAFORMA OCEANICA DE CANARIAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 278 960,06
Address
Carretera De Taliarte
35200 Telde
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
NATO SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY ORGANISATION
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 374 040,56
Address
Boulevard Leopold Iii
1110 Bruxelles
Activity type
Research Organisations
HERIOT-WATT UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 278 742,31
Address
Riccarton
EH14 4AS Edinburgh
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
NORGES TEKNISK-NATURVITENSKAPELIGE UNIVERSITET NTNU
Norway
EU contribution
€ 351 315,56
Address
Hogskoleringen 1
7491 Trondheim
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
MARINE INSTITUTE
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 251 578,06
Address
Rinville Oranmore
H91 R673 Galway
Activity type
Research Organisations
DISTRETTO LIGURE DELLE TECNOLOGIE MARINE SCRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 205 537,50
Address
Via Delle Pianazze 74
19136 La Spezia
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNITED KINGDOM RESEARCH AND INNOVATION

Participation ended

United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Polaris House North Star Avenue
SN2 1FL Swindon
Activity type
Research Organisations
INSTITUT FRANCAIS DE RECHERCHE POUR L'EXPLOITATION DE LA MER
France
EU contribution
€ 469 128,56
Address
1625 Route De Sainte Anne Zone Industrielle De La Pointe Du Diable
29280 Plouzane
Activity type
Research Organisations
NATIONAL OCEANOGRAPHY CENTRE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 292 690,37
Address
European Way
SO14 3ZH Southampton
Activity type
Research Organisations