New DCNA-project: ScubaPOIs

by Johanna Zweiger

ScubaPOIs is an FFG-funded project on underwater navigation. This type of navigation is very challenging and often risky for divers. The ScubaPOIs research project, thus, is designing a sustainable navigation system based on the study ScubaNav. Electromagnetic signals and buoys (supported by a global navigation satellite system - GNSS) are used. That way, divers should be able to receive the most reliable position information possible and find POIs (Points of Interest). The goal is to achieve product maturity and commercialize the system via the industrial partners involved.

The project has been running since December 1, 2023, it is funded by the Austrian Space Applications Programme ASAP (Federal Ministry for Climate Action, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology).

 Apart from DCNA, the following project partners are involved in ScubaPOIs:

  • pentamap GmbH (Project Coordinator)
  • 1st-Relief GmbH
  • ARGE Tauchen Austria (official LoI partner)
  • Federal Ministry of Defense
  • Austrian Center for Research Diving
  • Oxygen Scientific GmbH
  • Technical University of Graz (Institute for Geodesy)

The project is scheduled to end in May 2025. The project kickoff took place in Graz in December 2023:

Kickoff participants from left to right: Sandra Pichler (DCNA), Florian Schöggl (pentamap), Andreas Lesch (1st-Relief), Albert Rechberger (Österreichisches Zentrum für Forschungstauchen), Felix Salloker (TU Graz), Markus Watzko (TU Graz), Arne Sieber (Oxygen Scientific); not pictured: Laura Essl (DCNA), Rainer Prüller (pentamap), Philipp Berglez (TU Graz), Michael Würger (BMLV)

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