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Bringing together Research and Industry for the Development of Glider Environmental Services

Time frame: 3/2015 - 2/2019


Description: BRIDGES aims to develop a glider (Autonomous Underwater Vehicle) for monitoring and exploring the deap sea. In addition, a system for administering the glider shall be developed., i.e. mission planning and data collection. 52°North's tasks are to

  1. design the architecture for accessing (uploading) the compiled data and meta data;
  2. integrate SWE technology to provide the data (SOS) and control the glider (SPS);
  3. develop best practices for the data transfer (e.g. use of Binary XML, decentralized metadata administration).

Commissioned/Funded by: European Commission  H2020 (grant agreement no. 635359)


  • ARMINES - Association pour la Recherche et le Développement de Méthodes et Processus Industriels (coordinator)
  • University of Cyprus
  • ACSA - Architecture et Conception de Systèmes Avancés
  • NERC-NOC - The Natural Environment Research Council
  • UPMC - Université Pierre et Marie Curie
  • CSCS - Cyprus Subsea Consulting and Services
  • MST - OceanScan Marine Systems & Technology
  • Universidade do Porto
  • AMT - Albatros Marine Technologies S.L.
  • ENITECH Energietechnik-Elektronik GmbH
  • CMR - Christian Michelsen Research AS
  • IRIS - International Research Institute of Stavanger
  • The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  • 52°North GmbH

Contact: Simon Jirka (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

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