Port of Gdynia completed a project of mapping water areas financed by Norwegian Grants

By Marek Grzybowski

The Port of Gdynia implemented the project “Monitoring and observation system for port areas using floating unmanned mobile research platforms”. The project budget amounted PLN 6,7 million. The project was financed in the amount of 85% from the Norwegian Financial Mechanism and 15% from the Polish state budget.

The aim of the project was to investigate the possibilities and effectiveness of using unmanned surface platforms without interrupting the operation of seaports.

The project was carried out in the years 2021 – 2024. The project was carried out by partners from Poland and Norway: Port of Gdynia Authority S.A. (project leader), Gdańsk University of Technology, Gdynia Maritime University, Norwegian Institute of Water Research and Miros AS. Members of the Baltic Maritime and Space Cluster took part in the project: Port of Gdynia, Gdynia Maritime University, Marine Technology (hydrodrone operator).

A team of scientists conducted a number of bathymetric and sonar studies using a hydrodrone (unmanned platform). The research team consisted mainly of women. The hydrodrone was equipped with devices that automatically collected bottom and sediment samples. Test results are the basis for recommending technical standards. The project results constitute the basis for verifying the possibility of obtaining accreditation of such research by the state administration.

The first 100 people interested in the project will receive a free copy of the book signed by selected authors.
To receive the project report, please contact the project coordinator, Anna Salomon, at the following e-mail address: mpss@port.gdynia.pl.

More info: Port Gdynia Authority