This project, part of the Horizon 2020 programme, aims to promote research training on autonomous systems and unmanned aerial systems for use in maritime operations and coastline monitoring

The Center for Experimental Flights ATLAS, located in Villacarrillo (Jaén) and managed by FADA, has recently hosted the celebration of a technological conference on aircraft and unmanned aerial systems (UAS / RPAS) in which participated 25 experts and researchers from twelve European countries from leading universities, research centers and companies in the aerospace, technology and marine sector.

The seminar was held under the MARINE-UAS project for the new research program of the European Union “Horizon 2020”, which aims to promote and strengthen research training on autonomous systems and unmanned aerial systems for use in operations maritime and coastline monitoring.

Organized by CATEC, during the seminar an introduction at the RPAS sector was made and various workshops and demonstrations in flight were carried out. In addition, participants visited the ATLAS Center to know its facilities. Technical lectures also were given by relevant speakers from the University of Seville and the international association UVS International, a world leader in the area of RPAS / UAS.

Universities, research centers, and companies attending were the University of Seville, CATEC, the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), the Higher Technical Institute of Lisbon (Portugal), the University of Porto (Portugal), the University of Linköping (Sweden), the Research Institute of Northern Tromsø (NORUT) of Norway, the Institute of the Sea of Azores (IMAR) of Portugal, the Portuguese Institute of Marine and Atmospheric Administration, the Centre for Environmental and Marine Research Interdisciplinary Madeira (Portugal), and the companies Honeywell International SRO (Czech Republic) and Maritime Robotics (Norway).