H2020  WORK PACKAGES  6. REMOTE CONTROL

 

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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.

 

 

 

Work Package 6 is the integration of satellite communications to remotely (wirelessly) control the navigational position of the cleaning equipment. This includes environmental awareness to avoid contact with other vessels and steering commands during operations.

 

Not included in this package is the prediction of litter patterns using satellite data, to enhance cleaning operations, but where the operators feed from that data to determine best harvesting practice and guide operations accordingly.

 

This WP includes the choices of instrumentation and sensors for navigational purposes and the end effectors, such as steerage (autopilot derived) hardware, to include fitting out and testing of the litter cleaning platform.

 

 

COMBINED HARVESTER - This diagram shows the storage chambers, offloading tube extended for dockside transfers and the collector head at three different heights, raised out of the sea for transit, normal operations down to 1 meter, and lowered for microplastics in rivers and shores.

 

 

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 objectives.

 

The lead partner for WP 6 is .............. of ...............

 

 

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. 

 

 

 

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

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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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