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Water Risk Management in Europe

Objective

The project aims to create an extended system for on-line water monitoring with main purpose of risk management, integrating mixed technology in the areas of semiconductors, analytical chemistry, micro-mechanical fluidic systems, ICT, remote sensing and extensive networking of environmental water monitoring data.

The innovative idea is to develop an integrate an innovative field deployable monitoring system working on different innovative sensors, ranging from CHEMFETs, miniaturised potentiometric, voltammetric sensors and biosensors in industrial way, ready to be later improved for mass production. The system will be ready to be connected in a large network with of terrestrial "in situ" sensors and satellite remote sensing data.

This new measuring device will be integrated with conventional multi-parametric probes and flow sensors, to obtain the largest multi-parametric detection capability requested by the current European water directives. The proposed system will enable creation of a European-wide water monitoring and risk management system, which would handle both "hard risk" (catastrophic changes in water quality) as "soft risk" (slow, but dangerous).

The in situ monitoring system will form a network of nodes, consisting of a unified hardware platform using wireless modules and TCP-IP technology to allow the maximum flexibility. Satellite remote sensing of water parameters will be integrated with the in situ monitoring network in order to provide large-scale synoptic observation of water quality. In GMES, satellite observations need to be supported by in situ observation for validation of the satellite data and for observation of a wide range of biological and chemical parameters, which cannot be observed from space.

An extensive laboratory validation followed by field experiments including integration with remote sensing data will be performed.

Funding Scheme

STREP - Specific Targeted Research Project

Coordinator

SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGY ADVANCE SRL
Address
Localita Paduni 2 A
03012 Anagni
Italy

Participants (8)

INSTYTUT TECHNOLOGII ELEKTRONOWEJ
Poland
Address
Al. Lotnikow 32/46
02-668 Warszawa
POLITECHNIKA WARSZAWSKA
Poland
Address
Plac Politechniki 1
00-661 Warszawa
SAINT PETERSBURG STATE UNIVERSITY
Russia
Address
Universitskaya Nab 7/9
199034 Saint Petersburg
STIFTELSEN NANSEN SENTER FOR FJERNMAALING
Norway
Address
Thormoehlensgate 47
5006 Bergen
THE UNIVERSITY COURT OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ABERDEEN
United Kingdom
Address
King's College
AB24 3FX Aberdeen
UNIVERSITAET FUER BODENKULTUR WIEN
Austria
Address
Gregor Mendel-strasse 33
1180 Wien
UNIVERSITAT AUTONOMA DE BARCELONA
Spain
Address
Campus Universitari S/n
08193 Bellaterra (Cerdanyola Del Valles)
YSI HYDRODATA LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
Unit 8 Business Centre West, Avenue One
SG6 2HB Letchworth