‘Commercial Applications for New Underwater Drone Capabilities’ ‘Can they Gather More High-Value Data, More Cheaply and More Quickly?’
Wednesday, 29th June 2016 at 10am - 4pm
Location:HR Wallingford Ltd, Howbery Park, Wallingford, Oxfordshire, OX10 8BA
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Advanced data analytics and the 'Internet of Things' (IoT) are now penetrating the marine world, alongside developments in underwater drone technology and associated sensor devices. This combination is creating unprecedented potential for novel maritime information services, across a wide range of applications. However, feasibility of these information services is not just a question of technology; it also requires the necessary data infrastructure and end-user demand. Making the case for investment depends on an understanding not only of how future clients could utilise novel information services, but also the business models that could deliver services in a commercially attractive way.
This workshop will explore these questions interactively. It will present the achievements of the EXPOSURES pilot development of information services that assist management of sediment transport risk. Using low-cost drones (Autonomous Underwater Vehicles) and advanced analytics to gather, fuse and share the data, the technology has been trialled at the 'SUNRISE 'IoT' facility in Porto, Portugal to demonstrate how the technology significantly reduces the time to provide high-value information. It also has the potential to allow many tasks to be undertaken in totally new ways.
This innovative technology has a broad range of applications which have significant socio-economic importance to the marine industry and government agencies. Attendees at the workshop will be discussing this in the context of emerging requirements by practitioners in marine surveying and asset management. An open forum will explore the kind of informationservices that might be attractive solutions to these requirements, and consider different ways in which customers could access these solutions. A wrap-up will highlight priorities for further development and demonstration.
There will also be an opportunity to tour HR Wallingford's Froude Hall hydraulic modelling equipment.