CYPnaval 2019_e-Booklet Defence & Security 4BLUE ECONOMY - Page 24

Mr. Eric de Tretaigne Sales Manager Defence ALSEAMAR - ALCEN Eric de Trataigne graduated twice by EDHEC BUSINESS SCHOOL, ESPEME Program (Bachelor’s degree) in 2009, and Institutes of Political Studies, “Sciences Po” (Master’s degree) in 2013 at Aix-en-Provence with specialization in International Business and governmental relationship. He has worked since this time as business developer for innovative project in different industries (Construction, Aerospace, Defense). During last 6 years, he has been specialized for innovative products and services in Naval Defense programs in France and abroad, with a focus on Underwater robotics, Acoustic, Weapon system and Underwater warfare. "Protection of offshore activities within EEZ" The SEAEXPLORER underwater glider is an autonomous sensing platform with very high endurance for both coastal and offshore marine environments: the glider is driven by buoyancy changes (no propeller) for low energy consumption and weeks to months of autonomous missions without the need for a surface vessel. The SEAEXPLORER is an effective profiling tool for water column observation. Along the saw-tooth like navigation profile the glider collects different physical and biochemical parameters through its attached sensors. The French EEZ is the largest in world with 11Million Km² and on 24th September French Chief of Navy Admiral Prazuck announced intention to deploy 200 underwater gliders for EEZ survey and protection (Cf. news Mer et Marine). Current missions of the gliders in 2019 ● Collect, analyse and distribute data required for the management of sustainable development of coastal zones and reduce marine pollution ● Monitor and record underwater noise ● Rapid Environmental Assessment (REA) ● Military Oceanography Future underwater control capabilities ● At short notice: a fleet of SeaExplorer for Military Oceanography, REA missions to allow government to know more about their Exclusive Economic Zone. ● Mid term objective: first line of acoustic detection along critical coastlines, maritime borders and harbour entrances, in close cooperation with Unmanned Surface Vehicle and Aerial Unmanned drones, allow government to guard their territorial waters.