About the Project
Project Organizer: Innovation Norway
Project Promoter: Geometricus d.o.o.
Project Code: HR-INNOVATION-0025
Part of the program Innovation, Research, Education, and Competitiveness
Initial Project Costs:
The main activities of GEOMETRICUS involve providing surveying services. Unlike most other surveying companies in Croatia, whose activities are mainly limited to basic surveying services (terrestrial geodesy and cartographic products that can be produced from data), Geometricus can perform a wider range of surveying services, including hydrographic measurements.
However, to obtain authorization for more complex hydrographic measurements (aimed at preventing further floods in Croatia), Geometricus, with the assistance of the Norwegian Financial Mechanism within the Business Development and Innovation Croatia program, has implemented cutting-edge technology based on remote sensing.
The technology currently used in Croatia is simply not suitable for preventive management, and methods of measuring and mapping water bodies mainly involve traditional terrestrial geodetic methods. This includes the use of poles, prisms, and total stations, implying the requirement to access the position of the sea or seabed, which is often not the case. Additionally, due to technical difficulties, measurements are not regularly performed, increasing the risk of floods.
By investing in new cutting-edge technology that applies remote sensing methods, such as LiDAR laser scanning (light detection and ranging), thermovision inspections, and others, and by creating "digital twins" of seas, coasts, rivers, lakes, and other water bodies, Geometricus will provide dynamic support in monitoring and maintaining seas and water bodies, thus preventing further floods.
With these new technologies, we are already securing new business arrangements and clients, and we anticipate an increase in employees, as well as higher revenues and profits.
We would like to express our gratitude for the trust shown by Innovation Norway, and we will demonstrate high professionalism and competitiveness in the market in the coming years.