Promoter: OceanScan - Marine Systems & Technology, Lda.


FEUP - Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto

Maritime Robotics, A.S.

EEA Grants: 424.782,00€

Total Amount: 499.744,00€



The demand for cost-effective solutions to seabed surveys has grown significantly, at the same time as the advance of autonomous systems.

CoMap project will combine the strengths of two vehicle type: the Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs) high position accuracy and the Autonomous Surface Vehicles (ASVs) capability to gather high resolution sonar data close to the seabed. Using collaborative mapping with ASV and AUV, CoMap offers an innovative solution to the survey market. Sonar data can be gathered is a faster and efficiently way, with higher accuracy and spatial resolution.

Therefore, CoMap system proposes the following innovations and advantages: i) A modular multi-vehicle system for bathymetric mapping, ii) Dynamic allocation of AUV and ASV for optimal area coverage and efficiency, iii) A lightweight multi-vehicle system to reduce Operational Expenditure (OPEX) and Capital Expenditure (CAPEX), iv) Low operator footprint and v) Synergistic capabilities arising from coordinated planning and execution control.