Autonomous Robotic Sea-Floor Infrastructure for Bentho-Pelagic Monitoring
Dr Henning Wehde, Institute of Marine Research, Norway
The aim is to establish a science-based infrastructure for continuous online monitoring of the ocean interior including benthic, pelagic and the demersal habitats. Merging cable-based observation technologies, mobile robotic seafloor technologies and image processing and modelling methods into one operational autonomous product will renew monitoring and support the assessment of human impact in the marine environment. Compared to today’s ship-based systems, this new technology will drastically reduce monitoring costs associated to offshore and coastal industries.
ARIM is funded by the MarTERA partners Research Council of Norway (RCN), German Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) and Spanish Centre for the Development of Industrial Technology (CDTI) and co-funded by the European Union.
Total Cost: 3.1 M€
Funding: 2.2 M€