The weather is a big challenge when cargo is going to be lifted with a crane between offshore vessels, rigs and other installations. The operations depend on wind, visibility, waves etc. Weather conditions at sea often lead to delays in delivering cargo, goods and equipment for installations at sea.

Now, four Norwegians technology companies (Griff Aviation, Norut, STABLE and Olympic Subsea) have set themselves a goal of finding an alternative solution to these challenges. The goal of the “Safer Logistics from Unmanned Logistics Helicopter” research project is to develop systems for using unmanned helicopters, also known as drones, for transporting goods between vessels and  installations at sea.

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