Marine Technology Company is a non-profit organization, and its main activity is research and development in the field of technical sciences. Since its inception in February 1998, the company has been undertaking various research topics, including artificial intelligence, and the use of modern technologies and focus on innovation is the common denominator of the issues raised. Marine Technology is 100% in the hands of Polish shareholders.
Marine Technology participated in many research projects among them 5 individual projects was financed by National Research and Development Center (3 are in the progress):
„Autonomous navigation and automatic 3D hydrography system of unmanned floating platform”, 2019 – 2022. The project subject is a significant improvement of the autonomous/remote-controlled multi-purpose surface by developing an autonomous system 3D navigation and automatic hydrography platform. Improved unit could perform measurement missions in the field of bathymetric, sonar and other measurements in autonomous mode by implementing an adaptively planned trajectory and conducting an automatic analysis of 3D measurement data in near real-time included automatic classification of a bottom type, recognition and identification of bottom objects, construction of numerical model of bottom and sonar mosaic and multisensory shoreline extraction to determine the area of permissible maneuvers.
„Development of autonomous/remotely controlled floating platform dedicated to hydrographic measurements in limited waters”, 2016- 2019. Project object was to develop an autonomous / remote-controlled multitasking water platform to the implementation of the hydrographic survey missions in the ports, estuaries, anchorages, bays and lakes, rivers and other restricted areas. As part of the project, an innovative world-class autonomous hydrographic survey platform equipped with state-of-the-art sensors was built.
Research projects financed by the National Research and Development Centert under the LIDER program:
„Innovative system for multidimensional and multitemporal monitoring of the coastal zone using an autonomous unmanned vessel”, 2022-2025. The prototype of a multidimensional and multitemporal coastal zone monitoring system using autonomous unmanned floating platforms platforms at a single survey pass.
„Innovative autonomous unmanned bathymetric monitoring system for shallow water bodies”, 2021-2024. The system enables synchronous bathymetric and LiDAR measurements of ultra-shallow water bodies and the coastal zone from an autonomous floating and flying platform.
„Automatic identification and identification system for vessels in waters covered by video surveillance”, 2018-2021. The system allows the process automation of unit recognition, identification of these units as automatic and structured information in the target system and its transmission to other systems the purpose of alerting services about the threat).
„Mobile Inland Navigation”, 2013-2016. Main scientific purposes was to development of spatial data processing method for needs of mobile cartographic and efficient navigation on inland waterways.
Marine Technology is a leader among companies in the LIDER program. All projects are carried out in accordance with the PRINCE2 methodology.
The company filed the following patent applications:
„Supervision and response system for a collision situation around a small autonomous and unmanned vessel” Pat.240063
„Automatic system for controlling the movement of a vessel in sea, inland and near-sea areas, especially for autonomous and unmanned vessels” P.432992
„System for creating hydrographic omnidirectional and spatial spherical maps using hydroacoustic and optoelectronic techniques” P.436208
„Combined module of unmanned hydrographic units - surface and air for conducting bathymetric measurements of coastal waters, especially coastal shallow waters” P.437942
More than 60 articles have been published with the affiliation of Marine Technology (47 in WoS, IH 16, 597 citations), incl. w Remote Sensing, Sensors, Journal of Navigation, Polish Maritime Research, Information Technology and Control, ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information and others.
Examples of references:
Designing navigation infrastructure in sea and inland waters and many years of research in the field of electronic maps (ENC), including those acquired during the development of the ENC for the River Information System (RIS). Marine Technology performed in 2013. a collection of the first inland ENCs in Poland covering the entire implementation area of the Lower Oder RIS system. These maps have been implemented at the RIS Center.
In 2018, at the request of the WWF foundation, tests were carried out using its own 3D sonar, aimed at checking the effectiveness of detecting lost fishing gear with acoustic methods in the waters of the Baltic Sea as part of the international project „Marelitt Baltic”.
In 2013-2015, hydrographic measurements were carried out: bathymetry and sonar during the LNG construction in Świnoujście; before, during and as-built.
Performing the audit and PFU as part of the construction of the system project „Regional Infrastructure of Spatial Information for the West Pomeranian Voivodeship” (PLN 504 300).
Technical design of the Smart Buoy (SMB) system in accordance with the assumptions of the conceptual project entitled Efficient, Safe and Sustainable Trafic at Sea - EfficienSea 2 financed under the H2020 program and in 2018 „Development of operational recommendations and operating parameters of the R-Mode terrestrial radio navigation system using the land infrastructure of DGPS and AIS stations” for the Maritime Office in Gdynia.
RIS (River Information Services) is a system that aims to improve the safety of navigation and streamline water transport on inland rivers. RIS are information technology (IT) related services designed to optimise traffic and transport processes in inland navigation, i.e. to enhance a swift electronic data transfer between water and shore through in-advance and real-time exchange of information… Czytaj więcej