A joint project by OptoPrecision GmbH, b.r.m. business resource management Technology and Management Consulting and theInstitute for Environmental Physics at the University of Bremen. As part of the project, an „unmanned airborne vehicle“ (UAV) for efficient environmental monitoring is being developed. This makes it possible to get to the source of the pollution and carry out direct measurements. This will be used to monitor ship emissions. Since January 1, 2015, there has been a limit of 0.1% for the sulfur content in ship fuel in the SECA zone in the North and Baltic Sea areas. The VTOL-EGM project is funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).