PROJEKTI
   

Project
Acronym: EUROS 
Name: Expanded underwater robotics ready for oil spills 
Project status: From: 2017-01-01 To: 2018-12-31 (Execution)
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Type (Programme): Ostali 
Instrument: Ostalo 
Project cost: 798.105,99 EUR
Project funding: 798.105,99 EUR
Project coordinator
Organisation Name: Universidad Politecnica de Cartagena, Spain 
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Organisation country: Spain 
Contact person name: Javier Gilabert 
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Croatian partner
Organisation name: Fakultet elektrotehnike i računarstva 
Organisation address: Unska 3 
Contact person name: prof. dr. sc. Zoran Vukić
Contact person tel:
6129-840  Contact person fax:  
Contact person e-mail: Email 
Partners
Organisation nameCountry
University of Porto  Portugal 
University of Cyprus  Cyprus 
University of Girona  Spain 
Norwegian University of science and technology  Norway 
Tallin University of technoogy  Estonia 
The Scotish association for marine science  United Kingdom 
University of Balearic islands  Spain 
Irish coast guard  Ireland 
Spanish society for salvage and security  Spain 
Short description of project
The general aims of this project are to: 1) Expand the already existing URready4OS fleet (from 5 to 12 assets), 2) Provide training to new vehicles teams joining the fleet, 3) Improve the current URready4OS system and 4) Transfer the know-how to Maritime Safety Agencies.   e-URready4OS project will enable larger number of Maritime Safety Agencies from more European countries to use the fleet of unmanned autonomous vehicles (underwater, surface and aerial) and track the oil spills movements in European Seas, and react swiftly to such events. Distributed intelligence of this robotic system will enable building the reliable picture of the oil spill (on the surface and bellow the surface) and consequently establish the dynamic model for better tracking and predicting the movements of the oil spill. This robotic system will be able to self-organize in order to improve tracking and sending realiable measured data about the oil spill to the command centre(s). The system configuration allows the flexibility and expandability to scale up according to the spill magnitude. The challenge of this project is to provide a larger number of trained teams as to be better prepared to deal with an emergency. Underwater robotics is widely used in the military and scientific domains, but not yet by Maritime Safety Agencies (MSAs). Our proposed strategy to accelerate the use of robotics against oil spills is twofold. On one hand, we will expand the number of different countries trained teams with available vehicles from universities and research centres to increase the capabilities to handle an emergency elsewhere in European Seas. Secondly, we will transfer the know-how of these institutions to MSAs performing training exercises on board of their rescue vessels and giving courses to their technical personnel in charge of this technology in a near future.  
Short description of the task performed by Croatian partner
The general aims of this project are to: 1) Expand the already existing URready4OS fleet (from 5 to 12 assets), 2) Provide training to new vehicles teams joining the fleet, 3) Improve the current URready4OS system and 4) Transfer the know-how to Maritime Safety Agencies.   e-URready4OS project will enable larger number of Maritime Safety Agencies from more European countries to use the fleet of unmanned autonomous vehicles (underwater, surface and aerial) and track the oil spills movements in European Seas, and react swiftly to such events. Distributed intelligence of this robotic system will enable building the reliable picture of the oil spill (on the surface and bellow the surface) and consequently establish the dynamic model for better tracking and predicting the movements of the oil spill. This robotic system will be able to self-organize in order to improve tracking and sending realiable measured data about the oil spill to the command centre(s). The system configuration allows the flexibility and expandability to scale up according to the spill magnitude. The challenge of this project is to provide a larger number of trained teams as to be better prepared to deal with an emergency. Underwater robotics is widely used in the military and scientific domains, but not yet by Maritime Safety Agencies (MSAs). Our proposed strategy to accelerate the use of robotics against oil spills is twofold. On one hand, we will expand the number of different countries trained teams with available vehicles from universities and research centres to increase the capabilities to handle an emergency elsewhere in European Seas. Secondly, we will transfer the know-how of these institutions to MSAs performing training exercises on board of their rescue vessels and giving courses to their technical personnel in charge of this technology in a near future.  


   

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