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Marine Water Quality Information Services – AquaMar

Objective

Water quality (WQ) is a focus of monitoring agencies and the public, and it is subject of several European Directives and regional conventions. The AquaMar project will develop and provide downstream services turning Marine Core Service products into WQ services, demanded by end user. The team is composed mainly of SMEs (70%) supported by key scientific partners. The objective is to create a reference technical and organisational body at European level for WQ services, organised as an open partnership, through: · methodological research extending traditional WQ portfolio along 5 novel product lines · turning these into pre-operational services, including adaptation to MCS · establishing a validation & quality evolution process and data model · evaluate the services with end users through service delivery trials · transferring the developed services to other services providers (SP) through a well defined process (technical and organisational framework). The service portfolio includes (1) indicators for the reporting requirement of the Water Framework Directive and the European Marine Strategy, (2) algal bloom forecasting, (3) support to large scale marine infra., (4) services supporting the Bathing Water directive monitoring, (5) aquaculture precision farming. This is complemented by research on methods for improved standard WQ products, geostatistics, and distribution tech., to be used across the service portfolio. In parallel, a validation and quality evolution strategy is developed and applied, including the services sustainability wrt new space sensors. A user & customer board is steering the project, participating in the trials and providing feedback to the MCS, the validation and research activities. The aim is to prepare the ground for a sustainable continuation and growth of WQ services, starting from heritage of 3 GSE projects (CoastWatch, ROSES, MarCoast) comprising a baseline portfolio of standard WQ products, a European wide user base and SP networ

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/earth and related environmental sciences/hydrology

Call for proposal

FP7-SPACE-2009-1
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Funding Scheme

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Coordinator

THALES ALENIA SPACE FRANCE SAS
Address
Avenue Jean Francois Champollion 26
31100 Toulouse
France
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 430 000
Administrative Contact
Jean-Paul Raoust (Mr.)

Participants (16)

ACRI ST SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 658 000
Address
Route Du Pin Montard 260
06904 Sophia Antipolis Cedex Biot
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Odile Fanton D'andon (Dr.)
BROCKMANN CONSULT GMBH
Germany
Address
Chrysanderstrasse 1
21029 Hamburg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Carsten Brockmann (Dr.)
PLANETEK ITALIA SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 547 000
Address
Via Massaua 12
70132 Bari
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Paolo Manunta (Dr.)
DHI
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 190 000
Address
Agern Alle 5
2970 Horsholm
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jacob V. Tornfeldt Sørensen (Dr.)
INSTITUT ROYAL DES SCIENCES NATURELLES DE BELGIQUE
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 135 000
Address
Rue Vautier 29
1000 Bruxelles
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Kevin Ruddick (Dr.)
SUOMEN YMPARISTOKESKUS
Finland
EU contribution
€ 55 000,50
Address
Latokartanonkaari 11
00790 Helsinki
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Johanna Hiltunen (Ms.)
PLYMOUTH MARINE LABORATORY LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 130 000
Address
Prospect Place West Hoe
PL1 3DH Plymouth
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
David Loynes (Mr.)
STARLAB BARCELONA SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 275 000
Address
Avenida Tibidabo 47 Bis
08035 Barcelona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
David Viñas Romeu (Mr.)
STIFTELSEN NANSEN SENTER FOR MILJOOG FJERNMALING
Norway
EU contribution
€ 120 000
Address
Thormohlensgate 47
5006 Bergen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Lasse H. Pettersson (Mr.)
DANMARKS METEOROLOGISKE INSTITUT
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 50 000
Address
Lyngbyvej 100
2100 Kobenhavn
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jun She (Dr.)
DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUR LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 45 027
Address
Linder Hohe
51147 Koln
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Fabian Breitenstein (Mr.)
Satellite Oceanographic Consultants Ltd
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 93 728
Address
Seal Road 49
SK7 2JS Stockport
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ellis Ash (Dr.)
ARGANS LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 49 988
Address
1 Davy Road Plymouth Science Park Atlas Building
PL6 8BX Plymouth
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Francois-Regis Martin-Lauzer (Dr.)
WATER INSIGHT BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 30 000
Address
Marijkeweg 22
6709 PG Wageningen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Marnix Laanen (Dr.)
ILMATIETEEN LAITOS
Finland
EU contribution
€ 69 999
Address
Erik Palmenin Aukio 1
00560 Helsinki
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Leena Tuomainen (Ms.)
BROCKMANN CARSTEN WESSEL

Participation ended

Germany
EU contribution
€ 621 000
Address
Wentorfer Strasse 54
21029 Hamburg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Carsten Brockmann (Dr.)