Delft University of Technology

Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) dates back to 1842 when King Willem II of the Netherlands founded the Royal Academy to train engineers and civil servants. The institution was granted university status in 1986 and is now the oldest and largest university of technology in the Netherlands.

Home to approximately 16,000 students, with a large community of international students, the university is organised across eight faculties and offers 14 undergraduate courses and over 30 postgraduate ones in design, engineering and science. Whilst all Masters’ degrees are taught in English, most undergraduate-level programmes are taught in Dutch.

Boasting strategic partnerships with industry, governments, trade associations, and numerous universities in the Netherlands and worldwide, teaching at TU Delft is focused around providing students with technological training, analytical skills and critical thinking in world-class facilities.

TU Delft is the SeaClear2.0 project coordinator responsible for the administrative, technical, and scientific coordination of the project, as well as the cascade funding for associated regions, and overall IPR management. TU Delft’s team is also working on the customisation and training of deep-learning frameworks for litter detection, and on the cooperative control approaches required to coordinate the actions of multiple SeaClear2.0 systems operating jointly to scan, map, and collect litter.


Bart De Schutter


Wendy Murtinu-van Schagen

Project Manager

Gianpietro Battocletti

Researcher on tether management and cooperative multi-agent control

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