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.

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.

Porteur du projet
Partenaires industriels
Thomsea et Cybernetix
Partenaires recherche
CEDRE, EIGSI (École d’ingénieurs de la Rochelle), LNE (Laboratoire National d’Essais)
1 415 K€
Cofinanceurs publics
Année de labellisation
2005 – Joint Certification by Pôle Mer Bretagne
Année de cofinancement