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MARINE environmental in situ Assessment and monitoring tool BOX

Objective

MariaBox will develop a wireless marine environment analysis device for monitoring chemical and biological pollutants while installed into a buoy, a maritime means of transport or a mooring. The device, based on novel biosensors, will be of high-sensitivity, portable and capable of repeating measurements over a long time, allowing permanent deployment at sea. The word “MARIA” is the plural of the Latin “mar” (sea) and expresses the wide applicability that this system offers in multiple locations where low-cost and real-time in situ analytical monitoring devices are required. The approach includes: a) a sensing and analysis box, b) a modular communication system, c) a flexible power system, d) a software platform, and e) a cell phone application. The box will transmit the collected data in real time through different channels according to local needs and geographical location: radio, GSM/GPRS/3G, WiFi, WiMAX or satellite link. The unit will be designed to be remotely controlled and will implement the OTA programming and OTA configuration features which will allow the user to update the firmware of the MariaBox unit and modify various configuration parameters wirelessly. Remote updates are a key factor in deployment scalability since it offers the only possibility of easily updating or reprogramming the devices after the initial deployment. Therefore, the maintenance costs are significantly reduced. Biosensors will be developed for 5 man-made chemicals and for 4 categories of microalgae toxins relevant to shell fish and fish farming. The novel biosensors will contribute to new standards for environmental analysis. The analytes selected for the biosensors are in line with 1) the Article 16 of the Water Framework Directive (2000/60/EC), 2) the Decision 2455/2001/EC and 3) The Commission Directive 2009/90/EC. The system developed will be demonstrated and validated in four different scenarios in selected locations in Norway, Spain, Cyprus and Ireland.

Call for proposal

FP7-OCEAN-2013
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Coordinator

CY.R.I.C CYPRUS RESEARCH AND INNOVATION CENTER LTD
Address
Agias Elenis 6 Agias Elenis Building 4Th Floor Flat Office 43
1060 Lefkosia
Cyprus
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 890 668
Administrative Contact
Panayiotis Philimis (Dr.)

Participants (12)

ACORDE TECHNOLOGIES SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 643 850
Address
Calle El Castro 22N
39011 Santander
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Santiago Diaz (Mr.)
BLUEWISE MARINE LIMITED
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 311 958
Address
Dublin Road
H91DCH9 Galway
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Niamh Flavin (Ms.)
SPOREGEN LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 328 100
Address
Queens Road 3 Westley Gate
RG1 4AP Reading Berkshire
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Simon Cutting (Prof.)
KONTOR 46 DI BONASSO MATTEO SAS
Italy
EU contribution
€ 392 431,70
Address
Via S Anselmo 32 Sc B
10125 Torino
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Matteo Bonasso (Mr.)
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 325 442,50
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Sabato D'auria (Dr.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI NAPOLI FEDERICO II
Italy
EU contribution
€ 371 801,60
Address
Corso Umberto I, 40
80138 Napoli
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ezio Ricca (Prof.)
NORSK INSTITUT FOR VANNFORSKNING
Norway
EU contribution
€ 295 130
Address
Okernveien 94
0579 Oslo
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Kevin Thomas (Dr.)
NTRAM GENERAL S.A.
Spain
EU contribution
€ 201 428
Address
Calle Victor Pradera 45
08940 Cornella De Llobregat Barcelona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Anna Szathmary (Ms.)
AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 396 798,20
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Ana María De La Fuente (Ms.)
SIGNALGENERIX LIMITED
Cyprus
EU contribution
€ 398 750
Address
Grigori Afxentiou 23C Mesa Geitonia
4003 Limassol
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Anastasis Kounoudes (Dr.)
DUBLIN CITY UNIVERSITY
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 440 400
Address
Glasnevin
9 Dublin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Joan Kelly (Ms.)
MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE, RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND ENVIRONMENT OF CYPRUS
Cyprus
EU contribution
€ 179 100
Address
Athalassa
1417 Nicosia
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Konstantinos Antoniadis (Dr.)