About the project

ROMULORobots and Modelling Underwater Litter Observation”, co-financed by the Biodiversity and Ecoembes Foundation, merge for the first time two  technologies such as underwater robotics  and hydrodynamic models, to detect and map marine litter .

The Lagrangian model (based on ROMS, Regional Ocean Model System)  allows to localize the potencial marine litter acumulation areas. After that the Autonomous Submarine Vehicle (AUV) with capacity to map the seabed,  records georeferenced videos . Finally, an application allows to identify, classify and locate the garbage registered by the cameras in the AUV, obtaining as a final result a georeferenced garbage maps.