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Funding programme and call:

Call: H2020-BG-2016-2017 /

Topic: BG-14-2017: Monitoring and assessing fish stocks, other pelagic species and habitats with an automated, non-invasive, opto-acoustic system. / Deadline Id: H2020-BG-2017-1

Start Date:

01/11/2017

End Date:

31/10/2020

Duration:

36 months

Total budget:

1,602,460.00 €

Budget for PLOCAN:

16,000.00 €

Total funding:

1,399,960.00 €

Funding for PLOCAN:

16,000.00 €

Coordinator:

University of Haifa (IL)

Partners:

UNIHAIFA (IL) - IMDEA (ES) - EVOLOGICS (DE) - WIRELESS AND MORE (IT)

Web:

http://symbiosis.networks.imdea.org/

A Holistic Opto-Acoustic System for Monitoring Marine Biodiversities

We present the SYMBIOSIS project to provide a mature, cost effective autonomous opto-acoustic prototype for the characterization, classification, and biomass evaluation of six target pelagic fish that are important to the fishery industry and that reflect on the health of the environment. The processing will be made in a real-time fashion onsite, and the results will be sent to a shore station. The system will be completely autonomous and will withstand three month deployment without recharging. We will demonstrate the capabilities of the system and its readiness to a TRL6 stage over three sea and ocean mooring sites.


SYMBIOSIS is devised as a blend of acoustic and optical components. The acoustic unit will include an active underwater acoustic array of 2X3 elements, to detect, classify, evaluate the biomass, and localize the predefined pelagic fish in the far field of 500m. The optical component will comprise of a fixed frame of six underwater optical cameras, and will perform machine learning-based classification and biomass evaluation in the near field of 2-3 attenuation lengths in low-light conditions. To conserve power the optical unit will be triggered upon detection from the acoustic unit, and will use the results from the acoustic localization. The system will
be modular, both in term of performance and in terms of composition, and will adapt to different scenarios and cost requirements.

SYMBIOSIS will involve the university of Haifa, Israel (four groups); IMDEA Networks, Spain (two groups); Patavina Technologies, Italy; and EvoLogics, Germany. The academic partners have already developed all the technical components of the system, and have demonstrated preliminary results in multiple sea experiments. The industry partners have substantial experience with integrating acoustic and optical components for long-term sea development, and is a leading firm for the development of realtime underwater signal processing.

Funding programme and call:

First OCEANERA-NET COFUND Joint Call.

Start Date:

01/09/2018

End Date:

29/02/2020

Duration:

18 months

Total budget:

1,025,547.00 €

Budget for PLOCAN:

0 €

Total funding:

645,635.00 €

Funding for PLOCAN:

0 €

Coordinator:

Nereus Technologies (ES)

Partners:

NEREUS (ES) - ECN (FR) - AQUATERA (UK) - APLP (ES) - PLOCAN (ES) - UniNantes (FR)

Wave+ Energy Project

This project aims to improve and demonstrate the reliability and performance of W1 wave energy converter electronics while demonstrating and validating in real sea environment grid connected to Las Palmas Harbor grid.

Lessons learned from this project can be applied by Centrale Nantes in the surrounding of SEM-REV test site (Le Croisic Peninsula and local fishing harbor such as La Turballe) and Aquatera worldwide presence in harbors around the globe.
The intention is to progress Wedge Global technology from TRL 6 through to TRL 7.

TRL 6. Since January 15 th 2014, Wedge Global has been continuously testing its W1 floating point absorber with direct drive linear generator PTO in the ocean, at PLOCAN and at Las Palmas Harbor.

TRL 7. Scope of work under WEP+ will include design, manufacturing and installation of power and control electronics for connection of W1 device to the Las Palmas Harbor grid.

The energy systems of interest in this project are grid-connected wave energy converters (WEC) that convert energy carried by waves into electricity. The project objective is to reduce the levelized cost- of-energy (LCOE) to be economically attractive in island harbors plagued by high energy costs.

The project leverages and builds upon an existing WEC design that embodies the results of nine years of development, full-scale laboratory validation tests and open-ocean tests. This development and operational experience has identified design improvements and further innovations that will result in a reduction of the cost of energy. The improvements and innovations include power electronics modifications that will enable grid connection, sensor and controller changes that will provide the basis for advance knowledge of wave characteristics and configuration changes that will increase the efficiency of wave-to-electricity conversion. The resulting WEC system will undergo rigorous testing and characterization at Las Palmas Harbor, Canary Islands.

Funding programme and call:

Convocatoria en tramitación anticipada para el ejercicio 2018, de subvenciones a empresas de alta tecnología e intensivas en conocimiento en áreas prioritarias de la RIS3 (EATIC 2018)

Start Date:

01/04/2018

End Date:

31/03/2019

Duration:

12 months

Total budget:

138,000.00 €

Budget for PLOCAN:

0 €

Total funding:

96,810.00 €

Funding for PLOCAN:

0 €

Coordinator:

Unmanned Teknologies Applications S.L. (ES)

Partners:

UTEK (ES)

Environmental Control with Unmmaned Vessels

The proposed R&D activity consists in the realization of an innovation project related to a product oriented to the development of USVs. USVs appear as a complementary solution to manned boats, although for some applications they can be an alternative. In short, it can be said that USVs are appropriate for maritime activities that are dangerous for crews or are repetitive or those needing continuous operation. The advantages of using USVs versus manned systems for the above mentioned applications are:

  • Risk reduction for crews in hazardous situations.
  • Reduced costs by not having to ship crews.
  • Allow continuous operation only limited by available fuel.
  • Ability to operate in adverse maritime conditions.
  • Faster deployment of the boat by not carrying crew.
  • They can be deployed and operated from land or from a mother ship allowing to increase their range of action

The general objective of the ECUVE project is to develop a system based on unmanned vessels known as USV. With regard to the uses, this product is suitable for various naval applications, in particular those of repetitive type, which require a rapid intervention or which represent a risk for the crews. In particular, the specific objective of the project is to orient it to environmental surveillance and control in the marine field. Another specific objective is that the exploitation of the system will be made jointly between UTEK and PLOCAN in the facilities of the latter.

Funding programme and call:

Convocatoria de ayudas para el fomento de la cultura científica, tecnológica y de la innovación 2017

Start Date:

01/01/2018

End Date:

31/12/2018

Duration:

12 months

Total budget:

53,310.00 €

Budget for PLOCAN:

53,310.00 €

Total funding:

15,000.00 €

Funding for PLOCAN:

15,000.00 €

Coordinator:

Plataforma Oceánica de Canarias (ES)

Partners:

PLOCAN (ES)

Web:

http://divulgacion.plocan.eu/

Communication and Dissemination of Activities in the Marine-Maritime Sector

The scientific community requires international scientific and technological cooperation to achieve a sustainable observation of the ocean and an understanding of the involved processes. At the same time, it is essential to be able to bring to society the uniqueness of the work carried out by PLOCAN and the facilities and services that derive from it. Therefore, a series of Communication and Dissemination activities in the Marine-Maritime sector (CODIMAR) are proposed, which serve as planning for 2018 to the Scientific Culture and Innovation Unit (UCC+i) of PLOCAN created in August 2017.

The CODIMAR project seeks to generate new communication and scientific dissemination mechanisms, as well as to take advantage and reinforce the projects in execution and the events held in PLOCAN with specific actions. The proposed actions are aimed at society in general, although they consider different target audiences depending on the used means of communication. The project integrates both face-to-face actions, based on interactive exhibitions and workshops; as online actions, making use of the corporate website of PLOCAN and the social networks Facebook and Twitter and the videos container service YouTube. Online actions make visible the projects and events of PLOCAN and consider a contest of dissemination videos oriented to students of different ranges of age.

The main axis around which the actions developed will focus will be the lines of activity of PLOCAN, to bring the activities carried out to society, especially considering the inauguration of the marine headquarters, scheduled for 2018, and which will involve a large media repercussion.

The CODIMAR project is executed with the collaboration of the Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology (FECyT), the Cabildo (Island Government) of Gran Canaria and the Obra Social Charity of La Caixa bank. 

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