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Next generation, Cost-effective, Compact, Multifunctional Web Enabled Ocean Sensor Systems Empowering Marine, Maritime and Fisheries Management

Objective

As stated by the marine research decision makers in Europe in the “Ostend Declaration” in 2010, a major challenge is to support the development of a truly integrated and sustainably funded European Ocean Observing System. This will be achieved with more long-term measurements of key parameters but is impaired by the costs and lack of reliability of ocean sensors in general. The NeXOS project aims to improve the temporal and spatial coverage, resolution and quality of marine observations through the development of cost-efficient innovative and interoperable in-situ sensors deployable from multiple platforms, and Web Services for key domains and applications. This will be achieved through the development of new, low-cost, compact and integrated sensors with multiple functionalities including the measurement of key parameters useful to a number of objectives, ranging from more precise monitoring and modelling of the marine environment to an improved assessment of fisheries. Seven new compact, cost-efficient sensors will be developed, based on optical and acoustics technologies, addressing a majority of descriptors identified by the Marine Strategy Framework Directive for Good Environmental Status. Two of the new sensors will specifically contribute to the Common Fisheries Policy with variables relevant for an Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries. All new sensors will respond to multiplatform integration, sensor and data interoperability, quality assurance and reliability requirements. These will be specified for each new sensor system. All new sensors will be calibrated, integrated on several types of platforms, scientifically validated and demonstrated. One of the main objectives of NeXOS will finally be to enhance the competitiveness of European SMEs in the ocean sensor market. To this end, sensor requirements and specifications will be assessed at an early phase of the project for market penetration.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /agricultural sciences/agriculture, forestry, and fisheries/fisheries
  • /agricultural sciences/agriculture, forestry, and fisheries
  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/acoustics
  • /social sciences/sociology/governance/public services

Call for proposal

FP7-OCEAN-2013
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Funding Scheme

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Coordinator

CONSORCIO PARA EL DISENO, CONSTRUCCION, EQUIPAMIENTO Y EXPLOTACION DE LA PLATAFORMA OCEANICA DE CANARIAS
Address
Carretera De Taliarte
35200 Telde
Spain
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 500 324

Participants (21)

ARCHITECTURE ET CONCEPTION DE SYSTEMES AVANCES

Participation ended

France
Address
Europarc Sainte Victoire 9
13590 Meyreuil
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INSTITUT FRANCAIS DE RECHERCHE POUR L'EXPLOITATION DE LA MER
France
EU contribution
€ 563 764
Address
1625 Route De Sainte Anne Zone Industrielle De La Pointe Du Diable
29280 Plouzane
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITAET BREMEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 253 520
Address
Bibliothekstrasse 1
28359 Bremen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
52°North Initiative for Geospatial Open Source Software GmbH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 258 784
Address
Martin-luther-king-weg 24
48155 Münster
Activity type
Other
UNIVERSITE D'AIX MARSEILLE
France
EU contribution
€ 170 640
Address
Boulevard Charles Livon 58
13284 Marseille
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE CATALUNYA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 342 986
Address
Calle Jordi Girona 31
08034 Barcelona
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ALSEAMAR
France
EU contribution
€ 120 652
Address
6 Rue Paul Baudry
75008 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CARL VON OSSIETZKY UNIVERSITAET OLDENBURG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 326 840
Address
Ammerlaender Heerstrasse 114-118
26129 Oldenburg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
NKE INSTRUMENTATION SARL
France
EU contribution
€ 536 952
Address
Rue Gutenberg Zi Kerandre
56700 Hennebont
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TRIOS MESS- UND DATENTECHNIK GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 492 832
Address
Buergermeister Broetje Strasse 25
26180 Rastede
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CHRISTIAN MICHELSEN RESEARCH AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 127 693
Address
Fantoftvegen 38
5072 Bergen
Activity type
Research Organisations
ASOCIACION CENTRO TECNOLOGICO NAVAL Y DEL MAR
Spain
EU contribution
€ 199 265
Address
Ctra El Estrecho Lobosillo Km 2 Parque Tecnologico De Fuente Alamo
30320 Fuente Alamo Murcia
Activity type
Research Organisations
HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM GEESTHACHT ZENTRUM FUR MATERIAL- UND KUSTENFORSCHUNG GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 254 858
Address
Max Planck Strasse 1
21502 Geesthacht
Activity type
Research Organisations
RUNDE MILJOSENTER AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 316 608
Address
Runde
6096 Runde
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NORSK INSTITUTT FOR VANNFORSKNING
Norway
EU contribution
€ 279 310
Address
Gaustadalleen 21
0349 Oslo
Activity type
Research Organisations
SMID TECHNOLOGY SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 219 324
Address
Via Vincinella 14
19037 Santo Stefano Di Magra Sp
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FRANATECH GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 101 814
Address
In Der Marsch 8
21339 Luneburg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNI RESEARCH AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 155 808
Address
Nygardsgaten 112
5008 Bergen
Activity type
Research Organisations
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 179 239
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
IEEE FRANCE SECTION
France
EU contribution
€ 253 141
Address
Rue De La Tour 14
75016 Paris
Activity type
Other
ECORYS NEDERLAND BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 252 125
Address
Watermanweg 44
3067 GG Rotterdam
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)