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Schiebel Camcopter S-100 and Nordic Unmanned Monitor Ship Emissions for EMSA in France

Schiebel, together with partners Nordic Unmannedand the NORCE Research Institute AS, is operating the CAMCOPTER® S-100 to monitor ship emissions for French Maritime Authorities.

The  service  providers for  this French  deployment  cover  ship  sulphur  emission  monitoring  in one  of  the  world’s  busiest  shipping  lanes in  the  strait  of  Pas-de-Calais. The operation started on 23 September and will run for three months.  

The Unmanned  Air  System  (UAS)  CAMCOPTER®  S-100specifically  measures  the  ships’ sulphur emissions to check compliance with the EU rules governing the sulphur content of marine fuels. Measurements are transmitted in real time through the EMSA RPAS Data Centre to the relevant authorities.

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The  Remotely  Piloted  Aircraft  System  (RPAS)  service  is  offered  by  the  European  Maritime  Safety  Agency  (EMSA).  As  part  of  this  contract,  Schiebel  provides  various maritime surveillance services for EMSA to several EU member states and EU bodies. Currently,  the  CAMCOPTER®  S-100  isalso  operational  in  Denmark  for  emission  monitoring purposes, as well as in Finland supporting coast guard functions.

In addition to the EMSA contract, the S-100 is being operated by the French Navy to conduct maritime surveillance.

The S-100 has a flight endurance of more than six hours and operates day and night. It is equipped with an Explicit mini sniffer sensor system, an Electro-Optical / Infra-Red (EO/IR) camera gimbal and an Automatic Identification System (AIS) receiver.

Hans Georg Schiebel, Chairman of the Schiebel Group, said: “Due to its multi-payload capacity, the applications for the S-100 are limitless. The sulphur sniffing capability is one of the latest innovations and we are very proud to play such an important role in enforcing marine fuel sulphur content regulations.”

Source: Schiebel
Date: Sep 30, 2020

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