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Automatic Oil-Spill Recognition and Geopositioning integrated in a Marine Monitoring Network

Objective

The concept of the ARGOMARINE proposal is the monitoring of the marine traffic due to carriers and commercial ships through environmental-sensitive sea areas. This monitoring will be realized by means of sophisticated electronic, geopositioning, and telematic tools connected through a high speed network along with data transmission through suitable data links. Data from different sources will be collected in an independent and remote fashion and sent to a main acquisition and elaboration central unit. . Motivation and scope of the Argomarine project is the safe detection, notification and interventions on vessels in emergency situation and the protection of sea and insular environment, endangered by heavy and continuous activities, mainly due to intensive ship traffic, generating a consistent pollution risk.The envisaged goal is connected to the necessity of precise and punctual pollution control in areas and shores which are, for instance, of particular naturalistic value, and/or are exposed to risk of accidental or even intentional contamination due to their vicinity to industrial or highly densely populated settlements, or crossed by a heavy ship traffic. All the data and the information obtained will be merged and elaborated in a Marine Information System (MIS), i.e. an information system where remote sensing data, field experiment results and estimates from simulation models will be integrated, and tools for data storage and retrieval, data manipulation and analysis, as well as for presentation, will available through a common interface

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/earth and related environmental sciences/environmental sciences/pollution
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/remote sensing

Call for proposal

FP7-SST-2008-RTD-1
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project

Coordinator

ENTE PARCO NAZIONALE ARCIPELAGO TOSCANO
Address
Via Guerrazzi 1
57037 Portoferraio
Italy
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 332 617,05
Administrative Contact
Michele Cocco (Dr.)

Participants (8)

NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS - NTUA
Greece
EU contribution
€ 552 764,40
Address
Heroon Polytechniou 9 Zographou Campus
15780 Athina
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Georgia Mertzelou (Ms.)
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 989 430,75
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Claudio Montani (Dr.)
STIFTELSEN NANSEN SENTER FOR MILJOOG FJERNMALING
Norway
EU contribution
€ 294 714
Address
Thormohlensgate 47
5006 Bergen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Stein Sandven (Prof.)
UNIVERSIDADE DO ALGARVE
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 343 390
Address
Campus De Penha
8005 139 Faro
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Flávio Augusto Bastos Da Cruz Martins (Prof.)
SCENSIVE TECHNOLOGIES LTD

Participation ended

United Kingdom
Address
Ripley Drive,normanton Business Park
WF6 1QT Normanton
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Viv Hallam (Dr.)
Management Agency of Zakynthos National Marine Park
Greece
EU contribution
€ 54 215
Address
El. Venizelou 1
29100 Zakynthos
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Laurent Sourbes (Mr.)
JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 227 038,80
Address
Rue De La Loi 200
1049 Brussels
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Barbara Marchetti (Ms.)
NATO SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY ORGANIZATION - CENTRE FOR MARITIME RESEARCH & EXPERIMENTATION
Italy
EU contribution
€ 476 144
Address
Viale San Bartolomeo 400
19126 La Spezia
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Grazia Maria D'arcangelo (Ms.)