The Lynceus2Market project is the solution to safe ship evacuation of passenger ships. It delivers an innovative, complete system that addresses the various aspects of ship evacuation.

 The system consists of:

1) Localisable life jackets that can provide passenger location in real-time during emergency

2) Smart smoke detectors that also act as base stations of an on-board localisation system

3) Innovative localisable bracelets able to send activity data to the emergency management team

4) Low cost fire and flooding escalation monitoring sensor notes

5) novel mustering handheld devices for automatic identification and counting of passengers during evacuation

6) Smart localisable cabin key cards

7) Intelligent decision support software able to fuse all localisation, activity and disaster escalation data to provide an integrated real-time visualisation, passenger counting and evacuation decision support

8)Innovative shore or ship-launched Unmanned Aerial Vehicle for localising people in the sea in short time and assisting search and rescue operations when accident occurs in extreme weather, during the night or in a remote location

9) Low-cost rescue-boat mounted radars for people localisation in the vicinity of the boat.


The project is based on the promising results developed in the FP7 LYNCEUS project where the innovative technologies were developed and tested in lab and in small scale pilots.

GGD has developed a launchable UAV and a catapult to enable launches of the UAV from small sea vessels. It carries the innovative LYNCEUS overboard system, enabling it to localise smart life jackets carrying LYNCEUS tags in the sea. Upon mission completion the UAV parachutes to the water surface awaiting collection




The UAV took part at the ARGAUNAUT 2017 multinational SAR Exercise

The UAV was launched from a small SAR sea vessel and the localise lifejacket data was transmitted live to the SAR command centre.


Project Participants


“This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and
innovation programme under grant agreement No 636286”.