The overall aim of the SpilLess project is to pilot new and viable solutions to tackle maritime pollution, in particular oil spills.
These solutions will be based on the production of native organisms with bioremediation capacity, and the adaptation of unmanned and autonomous vehicles for the application of bioremediation treatments. By doing so, these systems can be used as first line responders to pollution incidents in a fast, efficient and low cost way.
Such innovative solutions aim to:
The project aims to develop marketable services and products, such as, microbial consortia for bioremediation, a cocktail of additives to stimulate the consortia activity, devices for application of bioremediation treatments by unmanned and autonomous vehicles, and an integrated protocol for bioremediation application. Market analyses, technology watch reports, and exploitation and business plans will be developed, in order to exploit the project results and to bring the technologies to the market.
The projects builds on results from earlier EU projects developing automated vehicles/robots (ICARUS, TURTLE).