WELCOME TO BASTA
Boost Applied munition detection through Smart data inTegration and AI workflows
Existing approaches for the detection of submerged warfare material are time consuming and costly. They suffer from limited objectivity and acknowledgement of uncertainties, which is partly due to the lack of an industry standard for data acquisition and handling. This resulted in high heterogeneity in process chains and data workflows.
BASTA (Boost Applied munition detection through Smart data inTegration and AI workflows) aims at advancing the approach for munition detection both on local and a larger scale. The project seeks to advance data acquisition through ultra-high-resolution 3D sub-bottom profiling (SBP) and intelligent autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) based magnetic mapping as part of an adaptive and iterative survey approach. In addition, it will foster sustainable use of survey and historical data within a multi-sensor database. Conducting data analysis of big data by means of artificial intelligence will lead to new approaches in detection and identification of munition. New tools, methods and workflows will be discussed with stakeholders, with the aim of formalizing recommendations for munitions detection for industry and government players.
In order to achieve these ambitious targets a consortium of GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research (project lead), Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ), EGEOS GmbH, G-tec SA has been formed. The project is funded for the duration from December 2019 until November 2022 by the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF) of the European Union in the "Blue Labs" program.
Figure: Torpedo Head at German Munitions Dumping Site Kolberger Heide (Ⓒ Jana Ulrich).
With the contribution of the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund of the European Union
Grant Agreement No: 863702
- The official BASTA Project Kick-Off took place on January 14, 2020.
- BASTA partner EGEOS was present at the Kick-Off for New Blue Economy Projects funded by the EMFF.
- German Newspaper Die Welt covered munitions in the sea and BASTA (2020-02-23)
- Upon initiation, BASTA was covered in German national radio (Deutschlandfunk; 2020-01-14)
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