The Maritime Cognitive Decision Support System (MARI-Sense) project is co-financed with 1 Million Euro by the European Development Fund and the Republic of Cyprus through the Research and Innovation Foundation (grant number INTEGRATED/0918/0032).
MARI-Sense develops intelligent systems that allow human operators to make sense of a complex maritime environment. These intelligent systems may apply to transport and shipping, coastal tourism, search and rescue and maritime spatial planning.
MARI-Sense is a strategic project for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth with a beneficial impact on society, technology and the economy, powered by the diverse capabilities of members of the quadruple helix and the general public.
Cyprus Subsea leads Work Package 6: MARI-Lab Integration and Setup. With expertise in practical maritime system implementations, CSCS will lead:
- Task 6.1: Design, develop and setup the MARI-Lab land base station, underwater node, intelligent buoy node and autonomous surface vehicle;
- Task 6.2: Perform preliminary acquisition of data and test communication links; and
- Task 6.3: MARI-Lab Setup.
In addition to leading the integration and setup of the MARI-Lab maritime laboratory, Cyprus Subsea will extend its experience in maritime sensing and data standardization by applying its expertise in the development of and utilize data standardization on new platforms.
The project’s scientific and technological objectives at the maritime laboratory designing marine nodes with onboard processing capabilities for smart sensing, power and bandwidth savings, remote sensing capabilities, sensor interconnectivity for swarm intelligence, and access to MARI-Lab.
Fellow consortium collaborators within this Work Package include:
- Cyprus Research and Innovation Center (CyRIC)
- AI Zerocaliber
- KIOS Research and Innovation Center of Excellence, University of Cyprus
- Limassol Nautical Club (LNC)
- Cyprus Technological University (CUT)
- PHOEBE Research and Innovation
- Cyprus Employers and Industrialists Federation (OEB)
In collaboration with a consortium of 12 high-profile partners, the overall goal of the project is to design and develop a one-stop Cognitive Decision Support System essential to entities that need to “make sense of the maritime environment” via intelligent collection, interpretation and meaningful presentation of maritime data.