MONUSEN strives to create collaborative conditions required for the promising research institution - University of Montenegro (Faculty of Electrical Engineering) to trace clear excellence trajectory in the field of Underwater Sensor Networks (USNs).This will be achieved by twinning with EU research intensive institutions with strong expertise in this field: National Research Council of Italy, University of Zagreb Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing and Newcastle University.
The oceans are a potential source of still unknown living and mineral resources, as well as alternative and sustainable energies.
The oceans cover more than 70% of the earth’s surface and support an estimated 90% of the life forms on our planet
The oceans constitute one of the main resources for food, employment, and economic revenue.
Underwater Sensor Networks can be utilized by variety of applications that can generate benefits for humans, such as underwater pollution monitoring, coastline protection, mineral detection, oil reservoir management, emergency operation support, mine reconnaissance, ship monitoring and maintenance, assisted navigation, etc.
The oceans remain largely unknown, with two thirds of them remaining still unexplored.
MONUSEN will establish a long-term collaboration between University of Montenegro Faculty of Electrical Engineering (UoM-FEE) and 3 internationally-leading institutions with excellent reputation and know-how in the field of Underwater Sensor Networks (USNs) – National Research Council of Italy (CNR), University of Zagreb Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing (UNIZG-FER) and University of Newcastle upon Tyne (UNEW), to bring new scientific knowledge, knowledge on different research methodologies and processes, research management and administration, as well as skills necessary for successful technology transfer and commercialization. Specific project objectives are: