EUMarineRobots

Marine robotics research infrastructure network

Initiative Type: Projects

BeleĢm Statement Area: Climate Variability, Emerging Pollutants, Ocean Observation, Ocean Resources, Ocean Technology, Polar Research

Initiative Location: Belgium,Croatia,France,Germany,Ireland,Italy,Norway,Portugal,Spain,United Kingdom

Time Frame: 2018-2021

Description:

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 main objective of the EUMR project is to open up key national and regional marine robotics research infrastructures (RIs) to all European researchers, from both academia and industry, ensuring their optimal use and joint development to establish a world-­class marine robotics integrated infrastructure: O1. The provision of access for researchers from academia and industry to state-of-the-art infrastructures; O2. The provision of access for researchers from academia and industry to large-scale sea experiments; O3. The provision of opportunities for researchers from academia and industry to develop and evaluate operating concepts for high added-value applications; O4. The provision of access for researchers from academia and industry to data; O5. Provide uniform access to RIs to facilitate distributed experimentation and testing and to contribute to standardization; O6. Provide uniform training for users of the infrastructures; O7. Enhance the utilization of marine robotic infrastructures; O8. Contribute to address current and future societal marine challenges; O9. Develop business plans with the goal of ensuring sustainability of the proposed infrastructures; O10. Contribute to the extension of the “robotics revolution” to marine robotics; O11. Contribute to the cross-fertilization of ideas, tools, technologies, and methods; O12. Contribute to the efficient and effective utilization of infrastructures in Europe.

Contact: Universidade do Porto

Initiative Website: https://www.eumarinerobots.eu/