ARIM

Autonomous Robotic Sea-Floor Infrastructure for Bentho-Pelagic Monitoring

Coordinator

Dr Olav Rune Godø, Institute of Marine Research, Norway

Consortium

Research institute
Norway

SME
Norway

Research institute
Germany

Start-up
Germany

SME
Germany

Large scale enterprise
Spain

Project Abstract

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.

Project Start

June 2018

Duration

36 months

Project Budget

Total Cost: 3.1 M€
Funding: 2.2 M€