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Swarms of underwater robots for fast & accurate water quality measurements

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Project "VERTEX" data sheet

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 Coordinator Country Switzerland [CH]
 Project website
 Total cost 71˙429 €
 EC max contribution 50˙000 € (70%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.3. (PRIORITY 'Societal challenges)
2. H2020-EU.2.3. (INDUSTRIAL LEADERSHIP - Innovation In SMEs)
3. H2020-EU.2.1. (INDUSTRIAL LEADERSHIP - Leadership in enabling and industrial technologies)
 Code Call H2020-SMEInst-2018-2020-1
 Funding Scheme SME-1
 Starting year 2018
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2018-06-01   to  2018-09-30


Take a look of project's partnership.

# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    HYDROMEA SA CH (LAUSANNE) coordinator 50˙000.00


 Project objective

The world's oceans & lakes are under increasing stress caused by the climate change & increasing pollution (primarily driven by increasing urbanization in developing countries), but littleThe world's oceans & lakes are under increasing stress caused by the climate change & increasing pollution (primarily driven by increasing urbanization in developing countries), but little is known about them as data is difficult & expensive to obtain. State-of-the-art technology is mostly high OPEX dedicated ships with a lot of labor needed to survey for hours. Hydromea has developed the miniature robotic Vertex submersible that can operate in swarms & measure the quality of large bodies of water much faster & more cost efficiently than the existing alternatives. Using swarms of miniature underwater robots. Hydromea provides a high-resolution underwater sensing service. Using the Vertex AUV, a small underwater robot, specifically designed in-house to be deployed in large swarms by 1-2 operators, Hydromea can provide consistent, high-density, 3D maps of many physical & chemical water parameters. Vertex swarms can collect 10-100x more information about environmental qualities in a single pass than is possible to collect with the current methods. With this technology we will commercialize a service where we will detect & map oil spills or discharged wastewater plumes, assess the environmental impact of construction projects & create detailed high-resolution maps charting the health of marine ecosystems. We will improve the state-of-the-art in coastal oceanology & limnology by drastically cutting the measurement costs with swarms of Vertex underwater drones. We have already had 1st market traction by selling custom high-performance components, developed in-house & signed commercial NDAs with major global oil/gas, dredging & research prospects like Schlumberger, Boskalis & Deltares. By 2022 we are aiming to build ~400 AUVs reaching the overall sales revenues of ~15m & ~35 employees.

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