Naval Group and IIT(Goa) Joins Hand

Naval Group and IIT(Goa) Joins Hand

Thu, 09/29/2022 - 11:38
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New Delhi, Sept 27

Naval Group and the Indian Institute of Technology Goa  (IIT Goa) are extending their cooperation in the field of underwater signal resolutions improvement.


On 27 September 2022, Naval Group and the Indian Institute of Technology  Goa (IIT Goa) signed a collaboration agreement, in presence of the Indian  Ambassador H.E. Shri Jawed Ashraf and the Mayor of Brest, François  Cuillandre at Sea Tech Week®. The joint research to be conducted aims to  improve the analysis of data collected by underwater sensors, using neural  systems and Artificial Intelligence. 

Sea Tech Week® 2022 in Brest, whose featured country is India, is an opportunity to extend the existing cooperation between Naval Group and the IIT Goa in field of research and development  (R&D). Today, Naval Group and IIT Goa signed an agreement as part of the GOAT (Goa Atlantic  cooperation in Marine Science and Engineering) program, initiated during the Indo-French  Knowledge summit in 2019, for exchange in education, research and innovation in the field of  marine science and technology. 

Jointly increasing the resolution of underwater imagery 

Within the framework of this cooperation, specific study by Indian researchers with French  technical experts will be conducted to extend the understanding of the technologies, in order to  improve future industrial applications including underwater surveillance, submarine imaging and  drones. The R&D project aims to study the underwater signal-to-noise ratio of, by analysing raw  data collected by sensors using either neural systems or Artificial Intelligence, to increase the  resolution of underwater imagery for the needs of offshore applications or for the installation,  maintenance, detection of any submerged structure among others. 

Highlighting the fruitful cooperation between India and France 

This project contributes to the strong bilateral ties based on mutual trust and cooperation  between India and France. 

Professor Barada Kanta MISHRA, Director of the IIT GOA said, "We are excited to cooperate with  the Naval Group, which is a big contributor to the technological capabilities of the Indian Navy, on  this project. We hope to take our cooperation forward in underwater imaging, communications,  and others domains of expertise like materials, to have a multiplicative effect on technological  prowess on both the sides." 

François-Régis BOULVERT, International scientific cooperation director at Naval Group explained  that “this partnership with the Indian Institute of Goa is an example of our commitment to develop  talent and expertise in India. We value our long-term relation and collaboration with India and we  are working on concrete research that helps develop new capabilities for both countries. This  cooperation started in 2019 and has been growing every year since. We are also proud to work  with the ecosystem in Brest and our academic partners of the Campus Mondial de la Mer.” 

François CUILLANDRE, Mayor of Brest, said: "It is a great pride to celebrate concrete steps  forward in the cooperation, which can be considered already very successful and continuously  being developed with India. It is apt rendition of our fondness towards India, which we are pleased  to have as an honorary member of Sea Tech Week 2022. It is an honour for the city of Brest to  be the starting point for future synergies and powerful exchanges in field of important  technologies between our two countries, serving meaningful needs for both France and India.”