SeaFlipper - autonomous cost-effective measurements in coastal waters
|Coordinator||OCEAN ORIGO AKTIEBOLAG - Ocean Origo AB|
|Funding from Vinnova||SEK 395 000|
|Project duration||April 2020 - July 2021|
|Venture||Innovation projects in enterprises|
|Call||Innovation projects in small and medium-sized companies - autumn 2019|
Purpose and goal
The aim is to develop a completely new measurement method and new measuring instrument - SeaFlipper - for automated marine surveillance, research and other activities. SeaFlipper - shall automatically take measurement profiles in coastal areas from the sea surface to the sea floor - can be handled by one person - shall have a target price of around 300 kSEK - will be demonstrated in real environment in June 2021.
Expected results and effects
We expect to be able to show that SeaFlipper has potential to meet customer needs in a better way than today´s alternatives. This applies to universities, authorities and companies that conduct field activities. With the help of subsequent demonstrations, targeted marketing, good follow-up and high customer presence, we expect to be able to show the customer that SeaFlipper delivers better marine data at a significantly lower price and with greater flexibility (which is customer´s needs). We believe that this will eventually lead to significant international sales of SeaFlipper.
Planned approach and implementation
The project is carried out in 4 main phases: 1) Construction, 2) Production, 3) Assembly 4) Tests. Construction is carried out in Ocean Origo premises. Mechanical production will be leased to Swedish workshops in Ocean Origo´s drawings. Electronic production takes place within the company. Assembling is done by Ocean Origo. Lab tests will be conducted on Ocean Origo´s premises. The field tests will be conducted in Gothenburg and Bohuslän. Initial tests (landing, flipping, cruising) take place on shallow water (beach, bridge). We cooperate with GU and SMHI during the development.