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Published 03.01.2020

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MarineUAS

Autonomous Unmanned Aerial Systems for Marine and Coastal Monitoring


Azores

 | Public Project

Autonomous unmanned aerial vehicle systemsEconomic zonesMarine monitoringMaritime researchSatelliteSustainability

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.

 

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IMAR (Açores- Portugal ;CIIMAR (Madeira - Portugal)

Other european and international partners

  • IMAR – INSTITUTO DO MAR (AZORES – PORTUGAL)
  • CENTRO INTERDISCIPLINAR DE INVESTIGAÇÃO MARINHA E AMBIENTAL DA MADEIRA – CIIMAR (MADEIRA – PORTUGAL)
  • NORGES TEKNISK-NATURVITENSKAPELIGE UNIVERSITET NTNU (NORWAY)
  • INSTITUTO SUPERIOR TECNICO (PORTUGAL)
  • UNIVERSIDADE DO PORTO (PORTUGAL)
  • LINKOPINGS UNIVERSITET (SWEDEN)
  • UNIVERSIDAD DE SEVILLA (SPAIN)
  • MARITIME ROBOTICS AS (NORWAY)
  • NORUT NORTHERN RESEARCH INSTITUTE AS (NORWAY)
  • FUNDACION ANDALUZA PARA EL DESARROLLO AEROESPACIAL (SPAIN)
  • HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL SRO (CZECHIA)
  • INNOVATIONSGESELLSCHAFT TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT BRAUNSCHWEIG MBH (GERMANY)
  • INSTITUTO PORTUGUES DO MAR E DA ATMOSFERA IP (PORTUGAL)
  • DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUER LUFT – UND RAUMFAHRT EV (GERMANY)