Presentation on theme: "29th MAY 2014 2014 TEC4SEA – A Modular Platform for Research, Test and Validation of Technologies Supporting a Sustainable Blue Economy. Paulo Mónica de."— Presentation transcript:
29th MAY 2014 2014 TEC4SEA – A Modular Platform for Research, Test and Validation of Technologies Supporting a Sustainable Blue Economy. Paulo Mónica de Oliveira
How When AGENDA What (“as simple as possible, but no simpler”) Agenda Why ( TEC4SEA ) ( NOW ) ( TEC4SEA )
AGENDA (“as simple as possible, but no simpler”) Agenda What( TEC4SEA ) Why ( TEC4SEA ) When( NOW ) How( TEC4SEA )
Why Our Sea (a technical viewpoint) DimensionMostly deep and ultra-deep sea Metalic crusts Polymetallic nodules Polymetallic sulphides Methane hydrates Confort zone Data collectionSignal processingSensor developmentCommunications - Robotic platforms- Navigation- Data links- Better, smaller, cheaper- Robotic platforms- Data links - Waveform design - Detection algorithms - Acoustic signal processing - Energy harvesting- Better antennas - Navigation - Better low cost INS - Better endurance - Navigation And so on and so forth…
Why Our Sea (a technical viewpoint) Data collectionSignal processingSensor developmentCommunications - Robotic platforms- Navigation- Data links- Better, smaller, cheaper- Robotic platforms- Data links - Waveform design - Detection algorithms - Acoustic signal processing - Energy harvesting- Better antennas - Navigation - Better low cost INS - Better endurance - Navigation And so on and so forth… DSP Comms Sensors -Rally the troops under a common management structure; -Refocus resources into a common purpose and objective; -Transform duplications into redundancies; -Foster synergies; -Scale up, and obtain critical mass. -Create a Distributed Research Infrastructure: TEC4SEA
Research Develop Test What The TEC4SEA Research Infrastructure …to support research, development, and test of marine robotics, telecommunications, and sensing technologies. Sea TEC4SEA Laboratories of -robotics (with test tanks); -optical/radio communications (with access to an anechoic camera); -acoustic submarine signal processing; -instrumentation development for submarine exploration; -optical and image sensors, with access to infrastructure for fabrication of fiber optic based devices, microfabrication (clean room), and optoelectronics instrumentation; Maritime wireless networks testbed, with fixed stations and sea nodes deployed in fishing ships; Support facilities at Leixões sea port; Robotic platforms capable of supporting different payloads, including buoys and aerial, surface, and underwater vehicles.
TEC4SEA – DNA analysis - Multidisciplinary research - Fast deep sea access - Vertical integration
TEC4SEA – DNA analysis Research Innovation Education Producing knowledge through research Applying it through innovation Diffusing it through education Vertical integration - Multidisciplinary research - Fast deep sea access - Vertical integration
TEC4SEA – DNA analysis Strategic alignment (National strategy for the sea)
TEC4SEA – DNA Strategic alignment (National Strategic Defense Concept) — A correção dos desequilíbrios económico-financeiros, de forma a restaurar a credibilidade externa e a preservar a coesão social, reforçando, simultaneamente, a autonomia e a capacidade de ação externa do país; — A redução do desemprego, contribuindo para a coesão social e maior qualidade de vida dos cidadãos e respetivas famílias; — A correção de vulnerabilidades e dependências externas prejudiciais para a coesão nacional e o exercício da soberania; — A valorização da vocação atlântica de Portugal; —A consolidação da inserção de Portugal numa rede de alianças e de parcerias estratégicas estável e coerente; — O empenho na consolidação da CPLP; — O desenvolvimento da capacidade para enfrentar as ameaças e riscos mais prováveis e para cumprir os compromissos internacionais, incluindo a participação relevante das Forças Armadas em missões internacionais de paz; — A racionalização e rentabilização de recursos, mediante o desenvolvimento de capacidades civis e militares integradas; — O empenho na valorização do capital humano e no reforço e dinamização das capacidades científicas e tecnológicas nacionais e a promoção da investigação científica e da inovação. — A contribuição para o fortalecimento da coesão da UE e da OTAN; — A defesa do prestígio internacional de Portugal. National conjunctural objectives (6/11)
Strengths: -S1. Established in a geostrategic region and country with long tradition in the maritime area -S2. Research infrastructure with multidisciplinary user critical mass -S3. Unique, pioneer, open and multidisciplinary research infrastructure -S4. Geographic location enables fast deployments in deep sea -S5. Large scale infrastructure (from air to deep sea) including a collection of assets (e.g., autonomous vehicles, underwater acoustic network, communication systems) as well as other facilities (e.g., test tanks, fully equipped laboratories) available for use in a broad range of experiments; -S6. Supported by key high qualified people capable of maintaining the RI at state of the art -S7. Full scientific validation cycle (from simulation to prototyping) in the key scientific areas: maritime robotics, communications, imaging, ocean acoustics and sensors -S8. Offers flexible and customized testbed set up -S9. Support for technology transfer -S10. Strong links with businesses -S11. Main Stakeholders are all relevant universities in Portugal -S12. Supported by means and personnel with capability to deploy robotic tools and mooring equipments in real world conditions (sewage outfall monitoring, seabed mapping, acoustic noise measurements, search and rescue operations) -S13. The principal investigator (PI) has a large experience in deployments, research, scientific equipment and missions. TEC4SEA – DNA SWOT analysis Weaknesses: -W1. RI operational in an initial stage and not yet integrated with other international research infrastructures. Insufficient experience in Deep Sea -W2. Used by insufficient external researchers -W3. Lack of funding for permanent staff to ensure proper RI maintenance and accomplish the strategic plan over the 6 years -W4. Insufficient long-term partnerships with companies that contribute to make the RI sustainable -W5. Communication and dissemination plan in a preliminary stage Opportunities: -O1.Existing initiative for the integration with international RIs (e.g., Fed4FIRE) - O2.Recognition by EU, national and regional authorities of the importance of the “blue economy”.“Commission’s Atlantic Strategy”.“Action Plan for a Maritime Strategy in the Atlantic Area”.“Estratégia Nacional para o Mar” -O3.H2020 programme. Interest on deep sea mining and other related activities.Offshore aquaculture and renewable energy production.Security/border control -O4.UP action on the sea domain. Campus do Mar (http://goo.gl/tzh63H).Pólo do mar (http://goo.gl/SM0sbG).UPmar (http://goo.gl/SM0sbG) -O5.The RI can be used as part of existing and new PhD programs (INESC Porto integrates the main PhD programs, including all those in partnership with US universities) -O6.Reinforcement of links with South America Universities and Companies (exploring the existence of INESC P&D Brasil) O7.Increasing requirements for the monitoring, exploration and sustainable exploitation of the oceanic resources -O8.Increasing needs of autonomous systems operations in non segregated space (obstacle avoidance requirements) demand extensive testing in real scenarios -O9. To become an active member of sea cluster OCEANO XXI (http://goo.gl/qg4a1K) that belongs to a cluster of Atlantic clusters -O10.Reinforcement of the collaboration within the existing European Robotics Public Private Partnership (euRobotics PPP - http://goo.gl/crhEe4) network, co-founded by INESC Porto, member of the RI Threats: -T1. Decrease of national and international funding for experimentally-driven research, leading to the obsolescence of RI equipment -T2. The deployment of similar/competing research infrastructures worldwide that may weaken the RI importance and expected impact -T3. Political and public funding instability compromising long term investment -T4. Few companies with well defined long term R&D strategy -T5. Bureaucracy and lack of regulation -T6. Brain drain -T7. Sea economy not yet seen by the Portuguese companies as strategic
TEC4SEA – DNA SWOT analysis Strategi c Map Genetic Structural Operational Perceived vale MISSION VISION To be recogized as an european pole of excellence in automated and deep sea technologies. Excellency; Inovation; Motivation; Focus; Team work; VALUES To support technical training of human resources as well as advanced education programmes. To integrate with international infrastructures. To become a reference on experimentally-driven, multidisciplinary research on technology for the ocean. To support the specification and testing of draft standard technologies for the ocean environment. Broadband wireless communications, and underwater comms. Long term, deep water autonomus robotics. To support research in other scientific areas Fiber optic sensors and imaging systems. To support research, development, and test of marine robotics, telecommunications, and sensing technologies for monitoring and operating in the ocean environment. Acoustic systems for ocean monitoring and exploration To constitute a pole of attraction of foreign investigators SWOT analysisStrategic map
TEC4SEA – DNA Action Plan Objective cross- reference SWOT cross- reference Deliverables A1 Delineate a long term strategy supported by partnerships with key academic and industrial entities and funding sources that keep the RI at state-of-the-art. Objective 1 S1-7,12, W1-3,5, O2-3,6,8, T1-3,6 Strategic Plan A2 Define the communication and dissemination plan regarding the capabilities and services offered by the RI. Objective 1 S1-7,12, W1-3,5, O2-3,6,8, T1-3,6 Communication & Dissemination Plan A3 R&D roadmap - Identify and prioritize common and individual research challenges of the scientific areas supported by the RI. Objective 2 S2-8, O2,3,6-8, T1,3 R&D Roadmap A4 Identify standardization areas that the RI can address and define the strategy to participate in these standardization bodies. Objective 3 S2,3,5,7-9, W2,5, O6-8, T1-5.... A5Participate in multi disciplinary projects from different scientific areas.Objective 4 S3,4,8,11,12, W5, O2-4,8, T1,5.... A6 Identify the main national and international RIs in related areas, evaluate their positioning and reputation. Objective 5 S1-7, W1,2,5, O1-4, T1.... A7 Support technical and advanced training programmes of human resources as well as advanced education programmes in the scientific areas of the RI (obj.6, SWOT: S1-8, S10-12, W1, O5-8, T1- 3,6): Objective 6 S1-8,10-12, W1, O5-8, T1-3,6....
Open call: National roadmap of strategic RIs (2014-2020) (30Jul 2013 – 24Sep2013) 1ª Phase – Selection of RIs to be included in the Roadmap; 2ª Phase – Financing negotiations (2014-2020); 3ª Phase – Revision and updating (first revision in 2016). Horizon 2020 The biggest EU Research and Innovation programme ever (~ €80 billion of funding for the period 2014 to 2020) -Horizon 2020 - 2478 M€ for RIs. (1.7 billion euros under FP7- Capacities) I said “now”, but….
SUN Sunny - Smart UNmanned aerial vehicle sensor Network for detection of border crossing Summary To contribute to EUROSUR by defining a new tool for collecting real-time information in operational scenarios, capable of improving the effectiveness of the EU border monitoring. Portuguese Partners and roles INESC TEC – Architecture definition, Network sensing, On board processing, Data fusion, situational awareness, UAV UAV Communications CINAV – User requirements, Data processing, Target identification
TURTLE – Autonomous Support System for SubSea Operations Summary To produce new robotic ascend and descent energy efficient technologies to be incorporated in robotic vehicles used for dual-use (civil and military) stakeholders for underwater operations. In the defense sector, the technology will allow underwater unmanned marine systems and robotics to operate at lower cost and added capabilities. Portuguese Partners and roles Silva Matos Metalomecanica S.A (Small-Medium Enterprise): The main promoter, responsible for all mechanical and market introduction; Ply Engenharia – Mechanical design; INESC PORTO (Technology & Science Laboratory): Responsible with ISEP for the robotization of the TURTLE project ISEP (School of Engineering, Porto Polytechnic Institute) and CINAV (Portuguese Navy Research Center): responsible to develop acoustic detection adapted to the solution and demonstrate the use in security application.
ICARUS - Integrated Components for Assisted Rescue and Unmanned Search operations Summary Development of unmanned SAR technologies for detecting, locating and rescuing humans. The ICARUS project aims to bridge the gap between the Research community and end- users, by developing a toolbox of integrated components for unmanned Search and Rescue. Portuguese Partners and roles INESC TEC – capsule development, situational awareness, operator certification and training, robotic platform coordination CINAV – user requirements, capsule development