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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.
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Coordinator

UNIVERSIDADE DO PORTO

Address

Praca Gomes Teixeira
4099 002 Porto

Portugal

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 419 261,75

Participants (15)

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UNIVERSITAET BREMEN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 469 998,50

ASSOCIACAO DO INSTITUTO SUPERIOR TECNICO PARA A INVESTIGACAO E DESENVOLVIMENTO

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 300 000

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI GENOVA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 311 250

SVEUCILISTE U ZAGREBU FAKULTET ELEKTROTEHNIKE I RACUNARSTVA

Croatia

EU Contribution

€ 301 250

UNIVERSITAT DE GIRONA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 304 269

UNIVERSITY OF LIMERICK

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 339 911

CONSORCIO PARA EL DISENO, CONSTRUCCION, EQUIPAMIENTO Y EXPLOTACION DE LA PLATAFORMA OCEANICA DE CANARIAS

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 279 727

NATO SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY ORGANISATION

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 374 807,50

HERIOT-WATT UNIVERSITY

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 279 509,25

NORGES TEKNISK-NATURVITENSKAPELIGE UNIVERSITET NTNU

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 349 582,50

MARINE INSTITUTE

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 252 345

DISTRETTO LIGURE DELLE TECNOLOGIE MARINE SCRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 250 988,75

UNITED KINGDOM RESEARCH AND INNOVATION

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 295 941

NATURAL ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH COUNCIL

United Kingdom

INSTITUT FRANCAIS DE RECHERCHE POUR L'EXPLOITATION DE LA MER

France

EU Contribution

€ 469 895,50

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 731103

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 March 2018

  • End date

    28 February 2021

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.4.1.2.

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 998 736,75

  • EU contribution

    € 4 998 736,75

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSIDADE DO PORTO

Portugal