SG in major EU Maritime Technology project
SignalGeneriX is proud to announce its participation as the technical leader in LYNCEUS, a new project focusing on developing advanced wireless sensor technologies for the safe evacuation of people from ships during emergency. The LYNCEUS project was launched on 1st April 2012 and is funded by the European Commission under the 7th Framework Programme. The project brings together 15 partners from 7 European countries and will run for 3 years, with a total budget of 3.3 million euros.
The consortium partners include: RTD Talos (Cyprus), Association of Information Technology Companies of Northern Greece (Greece), Safe Marine (Italy), Dedalos Technology Services (Cyprus), OptionsNet (Greece) Canepa & Campi Srl (Italy), Technical Chamber of Cyprus (Cyprus), ATEVAL (Spain), The Basque Maritime Forum (Spain), SignalGeneriX Ltd (Cyprus), CSEM (Switzerland), Technical University of Dresden (Germany), Maritime Institute of Eastern Mediterranean (Cyprus), Louis Ship Management Limited (Cyprus) and Lloyd’s Registered EMEA (UK).
The kick-off meeting was held on 26-27 April in Limassol, Cyprus. The two-day meeting marked the official launch of the project and its main objective was to confirm the common agenda of the project and to define the first steps of the project implementation. The LYNCEUS project will address this challenge through the development of a distributed wireless sensor network system that will enable the ship safety officer and team to monitor the location of each passenger onboard and overboard during the evacuation phase on a large passenger/cruise ship, to monitor in real time the status and spread of the emergency (flood, fire, etc.) and to provide the Master with an efficient and effective decision support tool to coordinate and guide the evacuation teams.
SignalGeneriX is acting as the technical leader of the project and provides its expertise and technology for the development of advanced localisation technologies for overboard and onboard people localisation. The company in collaboration with CSEM, TUD and MARINEM will provide subcontracted research for the design and development of innovative technologies which will be transferred to the Maritime market through the SME and SME Associations participating in the project.
For more information you can visit the project’s dedicated website: http://www.lynceus-project.eu/