H2020  WORK PACKAGES  3. PROGRAMMING

 

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LITTER CLEANER - This 44m machine is designed to be operated in fleets to target ocean waste in blue water and in rivers. This present proposal is for a pilot derivation of the above machine, limited to around 16 meters in length, with an active cleaning head spanning 6.75 meters. This 1:20 model did not feature moveable wind turbines and the solar wings had limited angular movement. The proposed Pilot vessel will be around 7.5 times the size of this proof of concept machine.

 

 

Divided into ten Work Packages (WPs), COF’s project structure aims to harness the potential of each individual partner and at the same time promote collaboration within a consortium of expert organizations, while also covering all its research, technology and management aspects.

 

Work Package 3 involves all aspects of computers and programming such as to interface with sensors in D. to control the marine litter collecting (head) machinery and other vessel systems, such as energy harvesting and management.

 

This also involves the testing of the 'filtration head' in controlled (test tank) conditions off board in scale simulations and subsequently as full size versions taking the litter harvesting system to TRL5

 

 

 

WEATHER STATION - Reading the environment is necessary to be able to trim the wind turbines and solar arrays. In one experiment a Raspberry pi is used to operate the hydraulics that position the wind turbines according to wind speed as read by this anemometer. Banks of relays trigger the solenoids in sequence to open and close the hydraulic valves for the lifting and lowering rams. Copyright © diagrams 29 April 2019. All rights reserved, Cleaner Ocean Foundation Ltd.

 

 

Programming computers to read weather sensors

 

PROGRAMMING - It's a lot of hard work, building a program to read all the elements needed to control an energy harvesting station. Some code is available as free source, but most of what is needed to make a workable solution has to be custom written. A Belgian student is seen here working on coding for wind speed measurement sensors. She worked on site for 3 months, returning to Belgium to further develop a software model. Copyright © photograph 9 May 2019. All rights reserved, Cleaner Ocean Foundation Ltd.

 

 

 

PROJECT WORK PACKAGES - 

 

1.   PLATFORM DESIGN

2.   COLLECTOR DESIGN

3.   PROGRAMMING

4.   EARTH OBSERVATION

5.   PLATFORM CONSTRUCTION

6.   REMOTE CONTROL

7.   OPERATIONS

8.   RECYCLING

9.   BUSINESS MODEL DEVELOPMENT

10. DATA DISSEMINATION

 

 

 

 

SOLAR VAWT PLATFORM - This 16m (LWL) design features a collecting head approximately 6.75 meters wide and a 20 ton storage capacity. The machine is solar and wind powered for sustainable long endurance tours of duty. In this case featuring vertical axis wind turbines. 

 

 

 

12 METER - In this diagram we see how a cleaning head at the operating end of this vessel (shown in red on the left) might be incorporated as part of a dedicated litter collecting machine. This design has limited storage and energy harvesting capacity, hence may not fare as well in operations over six months.

 

 

TECHNOLOGY SUPPLIERS

 

No

COUNTRY

DESCRIPTION

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1

Denmark

Optimal routing for wind/solar

2

France

Automation energy harvesting

3

UK

Engineering & design

4

Spain

Micro plastics

5

Turkey

Automation litter harvesting

6

Spain

Platform design

7

Greece

Naval architects

8

Germany

Commercialization finance

9

Netherlands

Remote navigation

10

Spain

Water treatment

11

Spain

Solar panel design

12

Portugal

Comms

13

Turkey

Energy management

14

UK

Plastic recycling

15

Switzerland

Friction reducing coatings

16

UK

Wind turbines

17

Spain

Solar energy systems

18

Spain

Object recognition

19

France

Earth observation prediction

20

UK

Litter harvesting machinery

21

Slovenia

Weather information

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Micro and macro plastics on beaches

 


SUSTAINABILITY

This project ticks the United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs):

SDG 2   – Zero Hunger

SDG 6   – Clean Water and Sanitation;

SDG 8   – Inclusive and sustainable economic growth;

SDG 9   – Sustainable Industrialisation;

SDG 11 – Sustainable Cities and Communities;

SDG 12 – Responsible Consumption and Production;

SDG 13 – Climate Action;

SDG 14 – Life Below Water;

SDG 15 – Life on Land.

 

 

 

PROBLEMFrom 2000 to 2012, the National Marine Fisheries Service reported an average of 11 large whales entangled in ghost nets every year along the US west coast. From 2002 to 2010, 870 nets were recovered in Washington (state) with over 32,000 marine animals trapped inside. Ghost gear is estimated to account for 10% of all marine litter.

 

 

LINKS & REFERENCE

 

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A Honduras beach littered with marine plastic

 

COASTAL TOURISM - Beaches like this all over the world tell the story, affecting coastal tourism and killing wildlife.

 

 

H2020 WORK PROGRAMME - Pilot action for the removal of marine plastics and litter. Cleaner Ocean Foundation Ltd would be interested in forming or joining a consortium for this call and are currently seeking eligible collaborative partners within and outside of the EU.

 

 

 

 

 

 

"Be the solution, not the pollution."

 

 

ABS - BIOMAGNIFICATION - CANCER - CARRIER BAGS - COTTON BUDS - DDT - FISHING NETS - HEAVY METALS - MARINE LITTER - MICROBEADS  

MICRO PLASTICS - NYLON - OCEAN GYRES - OCEAN WASTE - PACKAGING - PCBS - PET - PETROLEUM - PLASTIC - PLASTICS -  POLYCARBONATE

POLYOLEFINS - POLYPROPYLENE - POLYSTYRENE - POLYTHENE - POPS PVC - SHOES - SINGLE USE - SOUP - STRAWS - WATER

 

 

 

 

 

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