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Funding:INTERREG Atlantic Area Transnational Programme 2007-2013. Funding amount €2.8M
Timeline:Start; January 2012. Duration; 33 months
Coordinator:Universidade do Porto, Faculdade de Engenharia - FEUP
HALPIN Team:Project Manager & lead researcher; Tom Tuohy. Researcher; Paul Shanahan, Fergie Heaton.
Overview: The project concerned the demonstration, evaluation and dissemination of new robotic systems, sensors and networking technologies in maritime incidents endangering human life, the environment and economic activities. Air and sea going robotic vehicles provide capabilities to operate in dull, dirty and dangerous environments. Networking technologies enable the orchestration of existing assets and new robotic systems and sensors for enhanced situational awareness and intervention. New command, control and visualization tools provide new capabilities for the coordination of existing assets, robotic systems, sensors and human operators over interā€operated networks. These tools contribute to environmental assessments with unprecedented resolution and sensing diversity, provide reality checks for events generated in social networks and motivate constructive forms of public participation. The project was organized around demonstrations led by the operational partners for 3 types of maritime incidents; harbour in the proximity of a metropolitan area, estuary and open sea. Universities and R&D institutions demonstrated new tools and technologies and evaluation methodologies. Planning and return on experience workshops contributed to transition tools and technologies to operational practice and to companies, local, regional, national and EU authorities; technological and business challenges were presented to EU networks of Excellence and funding agencies.
Theme(s): Maritime Operations
Partners: 14 partners across X countries:
Universidade do Porto, Faculdade de Engenharia - FEUP ,
Results & Outputs:
  1. Legal Consequences for HNS Spill across Partner Countries. Project paper, May 2015. Lt. Cmdr. Erika Downing BL, Irish Naval Service. Download.
  2. Report on Low-Cost Unmanned Aircraft in the Offshore Environment: Effectiveness and Constraints. February 2014. Download.

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