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Work Packages


Design, Construction and Operation of CART Hull Cleaning System (underwater vehicle)

WP1 Deliverables:

  • Electronic drawings of the CART system

  • The CART system

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Design, Construction and Operation of the FILTRATION SYSTEM hull cleaning system

WP2 Deliverables:

  • Electronic drawings of the filtration system

  • The filtration system

  • Instrument for performance analysis of the system

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Study of benthic organisms adhering to ship hull


WP3 Deliverable:

  • Qualitative and quantitative composition of biofouling material per ship’s origin area

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Testing the effectiveness of the instrument

WP4 Deliverable:

  • Report of results from the on-site analysis of the biological and environmental parameters of the water.


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Impact study


WP5 Deliverables:

  • Classified list of high, medium and low risk species

  • Report on the composition of the pelagic and benthic bio-communities after the system operation


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Management and Utilization of bio-waste from underwater ship cleaning

WP6 Deliverables:

  • Overview of the current situation and optimal systems applications for integrated bio-waste management

  • Report on the application of Life Cycle Analysis in bio-waste management of ships

  • Detailed feasibility study of the business model for the implementation of the bio-waste management cycle

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Dissemination of information


WP7 Deliverables:

  • Informational material of the proposed system

  • Meetings minutes

  • Scientific publications

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Feasibility study of the project in the primary field of operational  and business feasibility, philosophy and technical-economic analysis

WP8 Deliverables:

  • Feasibility study

  • Business Plan


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