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Ocean Visuals has partnered with Andøya Space Center to develop a light-weight version of the OWL™

Published: 05/25/2018 Updated: 03/12/2019

Ocean Visuals has partnered with Andøya Space Center to develop a light-weight version of the OWL™ sensor to be used for unmanned aerial observation, detection and classification of oil spills and other organic matters at sea.

ASC supports projects for developing UAV sensors for oil spill early detection. Andøya Space Center (ASC) offers a wide range of UÂV/drone services both for civilian and military purposes. Located and .Andøya, ASC has comprehensive experience with operations in the Arctic. ASC is a specialist in operating large UAV’s with long endurance and significant payload capacity, capable of covering large sea areas.

We believe that Ocean Visuals planned projects for developing and adapting their special lidar sensor OWL (Oil on Water Lidar to be mounted on board drones, will enable a very efficient and capable tool for discovering and documenting possible oil spill, algal concentrations and concentrations of micro plastic. Development of such assets fits nicely into ASC’s business strategies and therefore we are happy to support these projects.