Swedish Centre for Ocean Observing Technology
In the current rapid transformation of ocean observations, SCOOT is the Swedish node and enabler. We focus on small and innovative companies in automation, sensor technology, communication and adjacent areas of ocean technology. Together we create a dynamic environment with collaboration and problem solving! SCOOT is hosted by University of Gothenburg.
Are you a researcher, entrepreneur, innovator or belong to small or medium sized enterprise? SCOOT wants to collaborate with you!
#1 Focus on autonomous vessels
We concentrate a lot of our efforts on autonomous vessels for ocean measurements. These are the tools of the future in science, monitoring, inspection, surveillance. Opportunities and challenges include sensor integration, communication, piloting and navigation, data processing and management… Do you have ideas or needs? Contact us and follow our news and tweets!
#2 Common goals – making it happen!
A continuous focus for SCOOT is to act as a forum and gathering point for people in the field of marine research and innovation. Together we identify common needs and solutions. We define goals and we make them feasible by finding resources, including different types of funding. Do you want to take part in this? Contact us and follow our news and tweets!
Ocean Data Factory Sweden
SCOOT is the initiator and coordinator of Ocean Data Factory Sweden, gathering a large consortium from industry, academia and public sector organisations. ODF Sweden is headed by professor Robin Teigland from Chalmers University of Technology.
Since 2019 ODF Sweden functions as Sweden’s national data lab for the marine/maritime domain, open to all who believe that crunching data from the ocean is 1) fun, 2) holds the answers to a sustainable blue economy and 3) gets really productive when different competences do it together!
Contact: Robin Teigland, firstname.lastname@example.org
Chalmers Revere Lab, Marine Research Platforms
SCOOT helped initiate Marine Research Platforms at Chalmers Revere Lab. This energetic group came out of the the innovation project Marine Drones. Chalmers Revere, (REsource for VEhicle REsearch) has worked a lot on autonomous cars and trucks, but that “starts to feel kind of done…”.
Contact: Robert Rylander, email@example.com
Standardization of charging infrastructure for the maritime transport sector
a national implementation of a PLatform for ANalysis of SUB-Sea IMages
Seacat – risk minimization during inspection from the sea surface
SeaFlipper – autonomous cost-effective measurements in coastal waters
Autonomous Monitoring of marine Invasive species
The challenge driving this project is the development of a sustainable strategy to significantly limit the spread of marine invasive species. Today invasive specie s are the main threat to biodiversity. The suggested solution is an early warning system for invasive species based on DNA- methods, tailor-made to find species on alert-lists. Shipping is the large st vector for spread of invasive species why ports and fairways are optimal for monitoring. Early detection is crucial in aquatic environments where mitigation else might be come very costly or even impossible.
Today, a cost-effective and easy-to-use technology is lacking to locate and identify fishing gears. We propose a cost-effective and passive technology to accurately identify and locate fishing gear under water, based on our expertise in microelectronics and sensor systems together with our knowledge in marine science. Our system offers simultaneous identification and localization and is more cost effective, compared to existing systems on the market today.
Marine Drones stage 2:
Marine drones with extreme endurance for more vigorous monitoring of the marine environment
- Chalmers Revere lab started with maritime platforms,
- RISE Maritime Research became a close ally,
- SeaCat, the 1 tonne autonomous surface vessel constructed during the project, remains a useful platform for testing new ideas.