The NETMAR project concerns the demonstration, evaluation and dissemination of new robotic systems, sensors and networking technologies in maritime incidents endangering human life, the environment and economic activities.
It is organized around demonstrations for 3 types of maritime incidents: harbor in the proximity of a metropolitan area, estuary and open sea. The goal is to optimize action for the 5 stages of these kind of incidents: indentify, prevent and protect, prepare, respond and recover.
Benefit of the added value of transnational cooperation
The benefit of the added value of transnational cooperation stems from the type of problems addressed in this project: maritime incidents and environmental impact. These may affect the whole Atlantic Area, as inferred from previous accidents, and require coordinated efforts and planning. This can only be achieved through international cooperation as proposed in this project.