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Finding & Collecting Litter from Seabeds

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Results

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80% detection success rate

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90% collection success rate

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70% reduced cost to divers

Client

Overview

Up to 5 years

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Project Time

FCMLS, TU Delft, DUNEA, HPA, SubseaTech, UHCluj-Napoca, TU Munich, Dubrovnik Uni

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Collaborators

€5M funding from EU Horizon 2020

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Funding

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Industry Sector

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Task

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Business Problem

Oceans contain 26-66 million tons of waste, with 94% located on the seafloor.

Collection efforts have focused mostly on surface waste, with a few local efforts to gather underwater waste using divers. No solution exists that uses autonomous robots for underwater litter collection; the SeaClear project will develop the first.

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The project will combine efforts from a variety of sea & air drones

The project will combine efforts from a variety of sea & air drones

Sources: https://seaclear-project.eu/ | https://seaclear-project.eu/images/news/project-start-press-release-final-version.pdf