Naval Group

Naval Group is a partner to its customers’ maritime sovereignty. An international player in naval defence and heir to French naval know-how, Naval Group develops innovative solutions to meet the needs of navies. Present throughout the entire life cycle of the ships, the group designs, builds, integrates and maintains submarines and surface ships, as well as their systems and equipment, through to dismantling. It also provides services for shipyards and naval bases. A high-tech company, it builds on its exceptional expertise, its unique design and production resources and its ability to set up strategic partnerships and successful transfers of technology.

In SeaDetect, Naval Group will be in charge of the data fusion by merging data coming from all sensors, the resources allocation and the camera pointing.”


SIREHNA, develop a large range of systems aiming to secure navigation and maritime environment: Dynamic Positioning System, unmanned surface vessel, navigation decision supports and maritime surveillance systems.

These development are based on multi-field knowledge of naval hydrodynamics, modelling of wave propagation, prediction of platforms movements as well as piloting control laws.

Diadès Marine

DIADES Marine is a French company specialised in the detection of weak signatures in noisy maritime environment.

The core of our company is the design, manufacturing, and setup of radar on environmental structure, which has been proven on several eco-friendly project. our team  have built up extensive knowledge and experience in the design of algorithm for detection of small and elusive targets.

Bureau Veritas

Bureau Veritas is one of the major classification societies, member of IACS. The measurements department of Bureau Veritas Marine & Offshore and the Rule Development department will be the major contributor to this project. Throughout numerous EU funded projects, Bureau Veritas has brought its expertise in building guidelines, protocols and certification schemes alongside new methodologies and technologies developments.


Greenov-Ites is committed to blue growth and clean tech development aligned with the preservation of maritime ecosystems. Greenov has experience in creating and animating anti-collision projects.

In SeaDetect project Greenov will be responsible for Cetacean Behaviour Study near a vessel, scientific study about use of ​acoustic warning device as a mean of avoiding collisions. Finally Greenov is responsible for the creation and management of the « Alliance against Collision » and project communication and dissemination.


IMEC is a world-leading research laboratory in nano-electronics and data processing. The Image Processing and Interpretation research group ( of Ghent University is a core research group within IMEC with unique expertise in multi-modal perception, sensor fusion algorithms and artificial intelligence. Within SeaDetect, IMEC’s role is to improve cetacean detection algorithms through raw data fusion.


NEXVISION designs and manufactures advanced electro-optics.

For the SeaDetect project, NEXVISION design a very innovative optical detection of cetaceans, based on artificial intelligence algorithms running on a dedicated calculator and multiple video cameras.


ONERA – The French Aerospace Lab – is the leading aerospace research laboratory in France. Under the authority of the French Ministry of the Armies, the ONERA expertise covers all the scientific disciplines involved in aerospace, defense and security / safety systems and sub-systems. The Optronics Department (DOTA) is involved within the Life SeaDetect project as the largest European Research Lab in optronics for defense. In this project, ONERA focuses on 3D-LiDAR. ONERA develops a prototype based on a trade-off between existing 3D-LiDAR solutions and hardware integration constraints.


Quiet-Oceans supports the maritime industry, government organizations and research centres in the assessment of underwater noise impacts and risks on marine fauna, the definition and implementation of monitoring and mapping solutions for decision aid to reduce and control environmental risks. Quiet-Oceans engineers and scientists have extensive experience with major players in the maritime world, giving Quiet-Oceans national and international notoriety.

Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences

The Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences (RBINS), is a Federal Scientific Institute developing science-based activities supporting policy in a wide range of areas, including biology, ecology and nature and biodiversity conservation. RBINS manages the Belgian Research Vessel Belgica where a team of research scientists and trained marine mammal observers with broad experience studying marine mammal populations will validate the SeaDetect automated detection and anti-collision system. RBINS will use this data to calculate the ecological consequences of the adoption of an automated detection and anti-collision system on the target species.

Tethys Research Institute

Tethys Research Institute is a non-profit research organisation, founded in Italy in 1986, supporting marine conservation through science and public awareness with a focus on large marine vertebrates, especially whales and dolphins and the Mediterranean monk seal. The Institute has generated one of the largest datasets on Mediterranean cetaceans and shared the results of its research in hundreds of scientific publications.The Institute first conceived and proposed, in 1991, the creation of the Pelagos Sanctuary.

La Méridionale

La Méridionale has provided a daily rolling freight service between Corsica and Marseille since 1937. Its fleet comprises four mixed RoPax vessels designed for boarding and carrying rolling freight and passengers. La Méridionale serves Corsican ports from Marseille on a daily basis. At the end of 2020, it opened a sea link between Marseille and Tanger-Med in Morocco.

For many years now, La Méridionale has been committed to reducing its environmental footprint. It was also the first to use shore-side energy (cold-ironing) during port calls in Marseille and the first in the world to equip one of its vessels with a particle filter in 2022.