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SeaClear project tests and demo in Marseille

Date: 15 Sep 2022 Author: Chief Editor

🎯 SeaClear, the robotic solution for cleaning the seabed, will be demonstrated for the first time in France! Subsea Tech, a company based in l’Estaque, Marseille, is organizing on 📆 Thursday, September 15, 2022 from 2 to 4 pm from the dock in front of its premises (167 plage de l’Estaque, 13016 Marseille) a demonstration of the solution of search, identification and collection of underwater waste conducted by a fleet of autonomous robots: SeaClear.

Subsea Tech, a Marseille-based SME specializing in marine and subsea engineering, is contributing all the robotic equipment, including its SeaCat surface drone (USV), its TORTUGA Mini ROV and its Tortuga inspection ROV. The group of multi-milieu drones, underwater, surface and aerial, is used to locate and collect debris from the seabed. The aerial drone is used to study the correlation between surface and underwater trash, including the migration flows of trash from the surface to the seabed. The underwater vehicles are equipped with various detection sensors such as multibeam sonars, highresolution cameras, as well as intelligent gripping systems for the collection of small and large waste.

Based on Artificial Intelligence techniques, the Seaclear system is the first system in the world capable of cleaning the seabed without human intervention. It is specially developed for the cleaning of harbors, marinas and bathing areas.

📆 The SeaClear system should be available on the market in 2023.

Project is funded by Europe Union via Horizon 2020 initiative and total funding value is € 4 981 267,50. It is led by a consortium of eight European partners from Croatia, France, Germany, Netherlands and Romania:
🔹Technical University of Munich
🔹Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)
🔹Regional Development Agency Dubrovnik-Neretva County-DUNEA
🔹Fraunhofer CML
🔹Hamburg Port Authority AöR (HPA)
🔹Subsea Tech
🔹Technical University of Cluj-Napoca (UTC)
🔹University of Dubrovnik

📃📷 Source: SubSeaTech