The primary outcome of SeaBee will be the improvement of our understanding and management of Norway’s coastal habitats, animal populations, water quality, and plastic distribution – all of which are projected to be impacted by climate change and continued development and exploitation.
SeaBee will inform and assist national/regional policymakers and managers in fulfilling their obligations towards sustainable development and integrated management of coastal regions, and towards international conventions such as the EU Water Framework Directive and UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Through cooperation with drone and sensor-related companies, SeaBee will foster industry innovation and growth. SeaBee will also promote education and provide research opportunities for students through collaborations and joint activities with high schools, universities, and research institutes.
GRID-Arendal is leading Work Package 6: Communication Outreach and Branding for the project. Work Package 6 is focused on outreach, communication and branding of the SeaBee infrastructure as well as dissemination of SeaBee results and innovations. The work package will involve efficient end-user communication, raising awareness and cultivation of working relationships with stakeholders including educational and research institutions, governments, consulting companies, industries, NGO’s and the general public.
SeaBee will place Norway as a pioneer for coastal drone operations internationally.