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INTEGRATED IN SITU CHEMICAL MAPPING PROBES

Objective

SCHeMA is a multi-disciplinary collaborative project aiming to provide an open and modular sensing solution for in situ high resolution mapping of a range of anthropogenic and natural chemical compounds. Key targets are chemicals that may adversely affect marine ecosystems, living resources and ultimately human health. The SCHeMa tools will enhance ocean observing system capabilities to evaluate the impact of these compounds on marine water quality trends, thereby allowing one to rapidly localise problems and alert targeted groups.
To achieve this, SCHeMA will develop: 1) chemical solid state miniaturized sensors functionalized using innovative analytical procedures to insure reliable and selective electrochemical and optical measurements of inorganic (micro-)nutrients/pollutants, VOCs, biotoxins, HABs, species relevant to the carbon cycle, as well as effective minimisation of chemical and physical interferences; 2) micro- and mini-analytical and mechanical fluidic systems; 3) miniaturized multichannel probes, incorporating the new sensors and fluidic systems, based on advanced hardware, firmware and wired/wireless interfaces allowing their plug-and-play integration to moored or free floating devices; 4) ad-hoc ICT solutions allowing remote control of data transfer and mapping system reconfiguration according to the OGC standard; 5) Web-based data information system for data storage, standardization, modelling and user-friendly accessibility by public authorities, scientists and existing observation/monitoring systems.
The SCHeMA sensing tools will be optimised throughout their development via short field tests and inter-comparison with data obtained using established laboratory techniques. Long-term field applications in estuary and coastal systems will also be performed to (i) evaluate their ruggedness and reliability for high resolution spatial and temporal monitoring, and (ii) define their suitability for different applications and commercial production.

Call for proposal

FP7-OCEAN-2013
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Funding Scheme

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Coordinator

UNIVERSITE DE GENEVE
Address
Rue Du General Dufour 24
1211 Geneve
Switzerland
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 238 413

Participants (9)

IMS bordeaux

Participation ended

France
EU contribution
€ 453 080
Address
351 Cours De La Liberation
33405 Talence
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
IDRONAUT SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 891 784
Address
Via Monte Amiata 10
20861 Brugherio (Mb)
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITAET ULM
Germany
EU contribution
€ 596 666
Address
Helmholtzstrasse 16
89081 Ulm
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET GRAZ
Austria
EU contribution
€ 451 118
Address
Rechbauerstrasse 12
8010 Graz
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 436 833
Address
Batiment Ce 3316 Station 1
1015 Lausanne
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
NANOMATERIALES Y POLIMEROS SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 251 667
Address
Avenida De La Innovacion 1, Edificio Bic
18100 Armilla Granada
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITE DE BORDEAUX
France
Address
Place Pey Berland 35
33000 Bordeaux
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI GENOVA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 373 032
Address
Via Balbi 5
16126 Genova
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ETT SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 507 896
Address
Via Sestri 37 1 2
16154 Genova
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)