Zarząd Morskiego Portu Gdynia S.A.

Following the path of development and innovation, in order to implement the strategy aimed at eco and smart port, the PoGA S.A. together with the Partners of the project entitled "Marine port surveillance and observation system using mobile unmanned research units" is carrying out an undertaking whose aim is to verify the validity of using the unmanned platform as a carrier for specialized measuring equipment. The project was created as a result of involvement of entities from Poland and Norway and is implemented by an international consortium consisting of five entities:

  1. Port of Gdynia Authority S.A. - leader,
  2. Gdansk University of Technology - partner,
  3. Gdynia Maritime University - partner,
  4. Norwegian Institute of Water Research - partner,
  5. Miros AS. - partner.

The project is related to the current trends in the development of the unmanned platforms sector, prevailing in the offshore industry worldwide.

The results of the tests carried out will determine the degree of reliability of bathymetric surveys and automatic water sampling conducted in this way. Based on the data obtained in the course of the project, 3D models will be created to predict the movement of specific substances such as oil spills. Tests in the real environment of the potential user will provide a number of practical insights and allow for faster improvement of implemented pro-ecological solutions. Based on the analysis, reports and observation, in the final stage of the project the PoGA S.A. will create a document with recommendations for the operation of unmanned units in sea ports, which will be sent to various state institutions dealing with this subject.

The project begins on February 1, 2021 and will last three years. During the first stage, specialist measurement equipment will be installed, including a weather station and a radar to detect oil spills. These devices are to collect as much data as possible on the condition of water and transmit it in real time to the recipient. The next step is to select, through a tender, a contractor for the provision of services necessary for the implementation of the project. The required elements to be provided by the external supplier include specialized measuring equipment carried by an unmanned platform controlled from the land with the possibility of independent movement along a specified route. The next task performed under the project assumes data integration and development of a user-friendly interface. The subsequent stage of work assumes using the unmanned unit as a carrier of equipment for bathymetric measurements and water sampling. Thanks to the analysis of research results physical and chemical profiles of water and bottom models will be created. Other tasks include data integration, creation of 3D models with prediction and management.

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