LABUST team is testing equipment at Pelješac peninsula, Croatia for the upcoming BLUEMED project trial which will be conducted next week in the Baia Bay in Italy. Final preparation for upcoming trial is underway at the two sites in Pelješac, Trstenik in the south side of the peninsula and Drače in the north. LABUST vehicles Lupis (OceanScan LAUV), ASV H2Omni-X (H2O Robotics) and new BlueROV2 (Blue Robotics) are tested.
The two main objectives of testing are to capture some location with Lupis camera to get a mosaic and a 3D model of location and to capture some location with a bathymetric sonar on H2Omni-X to get a bathymetric map with the ability to connect camera and sonar data in order to get a better 3D model.
BLUEMED project aims to support and promote sustainable and responsible tourism development in coastal areas and islands of the Mediterranean. This will be achieved by planning, testing and coordinating Underwater Museums, Diving Parks and Knowledge Awareness Centres (KACs) in 4 pilot sites: Capo Rizutto and Baia bay (Italy), Western Pagasitikos/Sporades (Greece) and Cavtat sites (Croatia).