SEACLEAR

Today's oceans contain 26-66 million tons of waste, with approximately 94% located on the seafloor. So far, collection efforts have focused mostly on surface waste, with only a few local efforts to gather underwater waste, always using human divers. No solution exists that exploits autonomous robots for underwater litter collection; the SeaClear project will develop the first.

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Breaking Lab features SeaClear

The youtube channel Breaking Lab has recently featured the SeaClear project in one of their episodes. Breaking lab is a channel that tries to explain complex scientific concepts to the general public. Jacob Beautemps and his team compiled a video that outlines the problem of plastics in the Ocean, the difficulty of cleaning it up with divers, and what are the advantages of using robotic solutions, before presenting the SeaClear concept.
Below you can watch the episode (in German)

SeaCat unmanned surface vessel first sea trials

Following up the news of SeaCat acquisition by Subsea Tech, we are proud to announce that SubSea Tech has completed the first trials of SeaCat in the sea. In the video below you see the deployment of the vessel in the port of Marseille and how it is able to navigate autonomously in the area.

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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 871295.

The SEACLEAR project spans four years, running from January 1st, 2020 to December 31st, 2023.

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