Just recently, in perspective of IMIEUs Environmental Maritime Robotics Programme, a site visit was made to the Wadden Sea, Texel Island, jointly with the National Heritage Service, and IMIEU partners W-Sense and INDYMO.
It was explored how INDYMOs and W-Sense Maritime Technologies would function in the Wadden Sea. The goal of the excursion was to try-out the drone in tough conditions (streams, visibility, wind and the capability and the quality of the sensors). It was an exciting day in occassionaly tough conditions, that INDYMOs drone perfectly withstood.
Also, a visit was made to the Kaapskil Museum in Texel, where there is an amazing and compelling collection of maritime archeology; where there was a short meeting with its conservator.
All in all an amazing day! Also in the Wadden Sea Water maritime robotics seem to be able to du useful additional monitoring complementary to the existing instruments. We will be back with more results later!