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Reference Number InnUK/102304/01
Title Autonomous Surface / Sub-surface Survey System
Status Completed
Energy Categories FOSSIL FUELS: OIL, GAS and COAL(Oil and Gas, Other oil and gas) 25%;
FOSSIL FUELS: OIL, GAS and COAL(CO2 Capture and Storage, CO2 storage) 25%;
Research Types Applied Research and Development 100%
Science and Technology Fields ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Electrical and Electronic Engineering) 25%;
ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Mechanical, Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering) 50%;
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES (Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences) 25%;
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 100%
Principal Investigator Project Contact
No email address given
Autonomous Surface Vehicles Limited
Award Type Collaborative Research & Development
Funding Source Innovate-UK
Start Date 01 July 2015
End Date 30 June 2018
Duration 36 months
Total Grant Value £714,196
Industrial Sectors
Region South East
Programme Competition Call: 1410_CRD2_TRANS_MAS - Maritime Autonomous Systems. Activity Maritime autonomous systems
Investigators Principal Investigator Project Contact , Autonomous Surface Vehicles Limited (37.760%)
  Other Investigator Project Contact , SeeByte Limited (3.892%)
Project Contact , Sonardyne International Limited (31.372%)
Project Contact , NERC (26.976%)
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This programme combines unmanned surface vessels (USVs), unmanned underwater vehicles (UUVs) and novel communications technology into an integrated system to provide a means of conducting low-cost shore-based full water column marine surveys. Success will accelerate the wider adoption of unmanned systems and will enable long term, low-cost survey and monitoring operations for offshore energy applications, deep sea mining prospecting and Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) monitoring. There will also be a consequential reduction in the need to place humans in dangerous environments and greater acceptability of unmanned systems by operators and regulators.

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Added to Database 12/01/16