SHOAL

Search and monitoring of Harmful contaminants, Other pollutants And Leaks in vessels in port using a swarm of robotic fish

 Coordinatore BMT GROUP LIMITED 

 Organization address address: GOODRICH HOUSE WALDEGRAVE ROAD 1
city: TEDDINGTON - MIDDLESEX
postcode: TW11 8LZ

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Rory
Cognome: Doyle
Email: send email
Telefono: +44 20 89435544
Fax: +44 20 89779304

 Nazionalità Coordinatore United Kingdom [UK]
 Totale costo 4˙227˙770 €
 EC contributo 2˙750˙000 €
 Programma FP7-ICT
Specific Programme "Cooperation": Information and communication technologies
 Code Call FP7-ICT-2007-3
 Funding Scheme CP
 Anno di inizio 2009
 Periodo (anno-mese-giorno) 2009-03-02   -   2012-07-01

 Partecipanti

# participant  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    BMT GROUP LIMITED

 Organization address address: GOODRICH HOUSE WALDEGRAVE ROAD 1
city: TEDDINGTON - MIDDLESEX
postcode: TW11 8LZ

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Rory
Cognome: Doyle
Email: send email
Telefono: +44 20 89435544
Fax: +44 20 89779304

UK (TEDDINGTON - MIDDLESEX) coordinator 0.00
2    AUTORIDAD PORTUARIA DE GIJON

 Organization address address: CLAUDIO ALVARGONZALEZ
city: GIJON
postcode: 33201

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Humberto
Cognome: Moyano
Email: send email
Telefono: +34 985 179600

ES (GIJON) participant 0.00
3    THALES SAFARE SA

 Organization address address: ROUTE DES DOLINES
city: VALBONNE
postcode: 6560

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Richard
Cognome: Beltrame
Email: send email
Telefono: 33492964712
Fax: 33492964900

FR (VALBONNE) participant 0.00
4    UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, CORK

 Organization address address: Western Road
city: CORK
postcode: -

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Conor
Cognome: Delaney
Email: send email
Telefono: +353 21 490 4263
Fax: +353 21 490 4058

IE (CORK) participant 0.00
5    UNIVERSITY OF ESSEX

 Organization address address: WIVENHOE PARK
city: COLCHESTER
postcode: CO4 3SQ

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Sheeren
Cognome: Anderson
Email: send email
Telefono: +44 1206 872169
Fax: +44 1206 873894

UK (COLCHESTER) participant 0.00
6    UNIVERSITY OF STRATHCLYDE

 Organization address address: Richmond Street
city: GLASGOW
postcode: G1 1XQ

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Martin
Cognome: Gregory
Email: send email
Telefono: +44 141 548 4416
Fax: +44 141 552 4409

UK (GLASGOW) participant 0.00

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intelligence    group    robots    swarm    pollution    ports    robotic    chemical    fish    port    surface    shoal    techniques    robot    pollutants    underwater    real    map    water    time    monitoring   

 Obiettivo del progetto (Objective)

We have identified a cutting-edge method for monitoring pollution in ports as specified in EU Directive 2005/35. This monitoring process is currently costing approximately 350 million Euros per year in the EU. SHOAL will develop a shoal of robotic fish to analyse contaminants in water and produce a real-time map of which pollutants are in the water, in what concentrations and where these are on a 3D map of the port. SHOAL will use advanced swarm intelligence techniques to control the robots, utilising hybrid particle swarm/ant colony optimisation techniques in order to coordinate the group efficiently and adapt quickly to changes in the environment. This will benefit not only monitoring operations in ports across the EU, but also lead to important advances in robotics, chemical analysis, underwater communications and robot intelligence. At present there are no fully autonomous systems for monitoring pollution in ports. SHOAL is innovative in that it can analyse chemicals not only on the surface of the water (e.g. oil) but also those that are dissolved in the water (e.g. nitrates). This will allow the fish to find pollution from agriculture as well as leaks from vessels in a port.nSHOAL will build robot fish which will function independently and as part of a larger group to analyse and monitor pollution in a port. These robotic fish will be equipped with chemical sensors to find pollutants in the water and modems to create an ad hoc network for communication within the swarm. This will allow the shoal of robot fish to build up a broad map of the pollutants moving through the port in real time whilst adapting naturally to changes in environmental conditions in the port. Beyond this, due to the design of the robots, they will be able to search underwater rather than simply on the surface, meaning that if a leak is still occurring they will be able to isolate it even if it originates underwater (for example from the hull of a ship or an underwater pipeline).

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