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Seabed Station for Radio-Ecological Monitoring


Development of Autonomous Underwater Measuring Complex for Radiation-Ecological Monitoring

Tech Area / Field

  • ENV-WPC/Water Pollution and Control/Environment
  • ENV-MIN/Monitoring and Instrumentation/Environment

3 Approved without Funding

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Leading Institute
VNIIEF, Russia, N. Novgorod reg., Sarov

Supporting institutes

  • Krylov Central Research Institute, Russia, St Petersburg\nInstitute of Oceanology, Russia, Moscow


  • National Observatory of Athens / Nestor Institute of Astroparticle Physics, Greece, Pylos\nKyoto University / Research Reactor Institute, Japan, Osaka\nSandia National Laboratories, USA, NM, Albuquerque\nUniversity of Tartu / Estonian Marine Institute, Estonia, Tallinn

Project summary

The goal of this project is development of the prototype of autonomous underwater measuring complex –small-size seabed station designed for on-line investigation of radiation and hydro physical situation in zone of sunk nuclear-powered submarines (NPS) or other nuclear-powered ships with high-toxic radioactive materials on board, for radiation-ecological monitoring of submersion sites of nuclear waste containers, for periodical radiation-ecological monitoring of important economical zones of World Ocean.

The Project activities will be directed to solving these actual and important problems. In this Project a particular attention should be given to the use of modern technologies, microprocessor equipment and software allowing realization of the following advantages of the estimated complex:

  • Control of the complex run is realized with the central processor using flexible software, as well as in dialog mode while data exchange;
  • Multi-functionality– parallel (simultaneous) measuring and analysis of number of controlled parameters;
  • Possibility to use long-term autonomous mode;
  • Small size-weight of sea-bed station obtained due to optimization of all structure elements make it possible to deliver and to place rapidly the Underwater Measuring Complex;
  • Possibility to deliver on demand some samples on surface using samplers equipped with special location indicator;
  • Reception and transfer of data using hydro acoustic communication channel.