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Surveillance of MARiTime surroundings through lasER technology

Total Cost €


EC-Contrib. €






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Project "SMARTER-2" data sheet

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Organization address
address: HIBEL ROAD 12
postcode: SK10 2AB

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 Coordinator Country United Kingdom [UK]
 Project website
 Total cost 3˙571˙406 €
 EC max contribution 2˙499˙984 € (70%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.3.4. (SOCIETAL CHALLENGES - Smart, Green And Integrated Transport)
2. H2020-EU.2.3.1. (Mainstreaming SME support, especially through a dedicated instrument)
 Code Call H2020-SMEINST-2-2015
 Funding Scheme SME-2
 Starting year 2016
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2016-09-01   to  2019-11-30


Take a look of project's partnership.

# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
2    HJELMSTAD AS NO (LILLESTROM) participant 622˙015.00
3    O.M. OFFSHORE MONITORING LIMITED CY (LIMASSOL) participant 615˙300.00
4    LADAR LIMITED AI (THE VALLEY) participant 322˙000.00


 Project objective

Contact and collision incidences are now the most increasing, most frequent and overall the most costly type of accidents in the maritime transport sector, representing 40% of yearly insurance claims and force 1 out of 10 ships to an unplanned dry dock every year costing on average €400,000 per incident. Semi and fully submerged objects are particularly causing havoc to shipping and offshore platforms because they go undetected by state-of-the-art sensors (radars, sonars, optical sensors) presenting an acute need for improved observation capability of the ocean surface layer. A major concern considering the importance of shipping in general (90% of world’s trade), their asset value (up to € 1 Billion cost to build) and the number of people at sea (about 2 Billion transported yearly). Similarly, the maritime security situation is worsening forcing vessels in average to spend €170,000 a year on security related solutions. The project opportunity arises from today’s inability to observe this challenging ocean layer, causing unsatisfying operational risks in a greatly expanding market (with more frequent and more costly security and safety incidents in line with the strong industry expansion). These incidents can be reduced by an appropriate observational sensor like a ladar. It can detect for example drifting growlers (ice floes) or floating containers ahead of a vessel, preventing damaging collisions. The information that the sensor collects can also be directly used for operators to reduce operational cost, for example by accurately observing the sea state as to optimize sail plan models and vessel trim for fuel and emission savings. Such benefits have value for the operators, allowing them to purchase a relatively low cost sensor compared to the costs of an offshore or maritime incident. Moreover, the ladar is complementary to radar, sonar, and other maritime sensors. It would therefore fill a market gap rather than outcompeting existing sensor technologies.


List of deliverables.
Customer Relations Documentation Documents, reports 2020-03-06 14:55:20
Report on completed & planned commun. activities Documents, reports 2020-03-06 14:55:27
Demonstration Video Open Research Data Pilot 2020-03-06 14:55:21
Assembly/Manufacturing Manual/Video Websites, patent fillings, videos etc. 2020-03-06 09:27:47
Plan for the dissemin. and exploitation of results Documents, reports 2020-03-06 10:19:40
Data management plan Documents, reports 2019-07-18 18:53:38
Sales plan and marketing material Documents, reports 2019-07-18 18:53:38
Operational & Commercial Requirements document Documents, reports 2019-07-18 18:53:38

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