News from the SAM project

First SAM Prototype

Kiel, April 2024

The first SAM prototype, consisting of the computing unit and a pressure hull, was assembled.

Cooperation with Ocean Floor Geophysics Inc. (Vancouver, Canada)

Kiel, February 2024

A self-compensating magnetometer from Ocean Floor Geophysics was successfully integrated into GEOMAR's AUV 'Luise'. During a day trip to the UXO dumping site near Kiel, several munition objects were magnetically detected and visually confirmed with the AUV's camera.

Presenting the SAM project at the SERDP/ESTCP Innovation Symposium

Arlington (VA), Dezember 2023

The SAM project and first results have been presented during the Energy & Environmental Innovation Symposium of the US DoD in Arlington (VA). The poster can be found here.

Test of the system at the NATO UXO testbed

La Spezia, September 2023

In collaboration with NATO's CMRE (Centre for Maritime Research and Experimentation) and the SERDP/ESTCP (US DoD), a one week system test at the NATO's UXO testbed in La Spezia (Italy) was conducted.

Ahoy SAM - Project Launch

Kiel, July 2023

The SAM project starts, duration 24 month. The project is funded by the Helmholtz Initiative and Networking Fund.