The POSEIDON proposal is focused on PA(Priority Area)3: “Sensors, automation, monitoring and observation”.
Sea pollution is an issue that has attracted the attention of researchers worldwide in the last decades. The amount of pollution is increasing in the last few years, posing a serious threat for marine life as well as affecting boats and the coastal ecosystem. Deliberate or accidental disposal of man-made waste, such as fishing nets and plastic bags among others, as well as oil spills from large vessels, are two of the main sources of marine pollution.
POSEIDON aims to contribute with the provision of an efficient, innovative and expertly designed response for the alarming rise of marine pollution and its consequences.
The POSEIDON solution is a compact multisensor system carried on small UAVs that integrates radar sensors jointly operating with EO/IR cameras to monitor marine areas and detect sea debris and oil spills. The main novelties of the proposed system are: