From 12th to 16th of September 2022, the SEACLEAR team gathered at the SubSea Tech headquarters in Marseille for another round of trials and tests. During this meeting, we tested the upgraded components of the system and their interaction. More specifically, a new version of the collection basket was tested with the Tortuga collection UUV, the pose estimation of the mini Tortuga observation UUV was validated online with real data, and we further tested the capabilities of the AUV for detecting litter and the UUVs.
The meeting was a great opportunity to update all the partners on the progress, and discover what are the elements that need to be fine-tuned before the final trials next year. The meeting was also covered by media appearances both in the local and european level.
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.