RAPACE

Assisted recovery by on-board sensors

The project concerns a feasibility study into the concept of an airborne craft linked to land through an umbilical cable, equipped with sensors to assist naval and land based parties in the location of or intervention in environmental accidents such as marine hydrocarbon pollution.

Projet terminé

Project leader GEOCEAN
Industrials partners Thomsea et Cybernetix
Research partners CEDRE, EIGSI (École d’ingénieurs de la Rochelle), LNE (Laboratoire National d’Essais)
Budget 1 415 K€
Cofinanceur publics ANR
Year of labeling 2005 – Joint Certification by Pôle Mer Bretagne
Year of co-financing 2005

Visibility of scattered slicks on the surface of the water from the bridge of a ship is very limited. On-going location of slicks in the area around the support vessel can greatly increase the effectiveness of recovery operations and treatment, by assessing the amount of pollutant, locating it, and organizing work across the affected area: allocating resources, planning operations, positioning boats and recovery or treatment procedures. These are the aims of concept of this feasibility study.