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SenseOCEAN: Marine sensors for the 21st Century

Objective

SenseOCEAN brings together the leading sensor developers from academia and industry across Europe to enable a quantum leap in worldwide in situ ocean biogeochemical sensor technology. It will produce fundamental innovations in analytical sciences fusing together new techniques for microfabrication, system integration, self calibration and cost-effective mass production. It will deliver a new product; an integrated multifunctional biogeochemical sensor package that is small and low-cost yet will be rugged and high performance. This product will have a major impact on the ability of EU SMEs and industry to compete in the growing market of environmental metrology and networked ecosystems. The product will measure with high precision and accuracy all of the following: the oceanic carbonate system, nutrients, the micronutrient iron, oxygen, nitrous oxide, trace metals (specifically the micronutrient iron) together with optically observed parameters including photosynthetically active radiation, particulate organic carbon, Chlorophyll a, primary production, coloured dissolved inorganic matter and transmission. As such it will quantify at scientifically relevant performance all of the major state variables in ocean biogeochemical processes. These will be observed with a new generation of sensors using lab on a chip, micro electrochemical, optode, and optical sensor technologies. Crucially the system will be small, integrated and suitable for mass production enabling it to be scaled and used on mass deployed platforms such as the profiling float array (Argo) and on many other platforms. To enable this we will develop modular interfaces. The product will be developed in line with state of the art data management practice, which we will continue to develop in collaboration with the international community. We will deliver a near real time and also a quality controlled archived data product with the outputs from our new sensor technology.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/inorganic chemistry/inorganic compounds
  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/ecology/ecosystems
  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/inorganic chemistry/metals

Call for proposal

FP7-OCEAN-2013
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Funding Scheme

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Coordinator

NATURAL ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH COUNCIL
Address
Polaris House, North Star Avenue
SN2 1EU Swindon Wiltshire
United Kingdom
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 1 162 086

Participants (11)

AARHUS UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 527 770
Address
Nordre Ringgade 1
8000 Aarhus C
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ALFRED-WEGENER-INSTITUT HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM FUR POLAR- UND MEERESFORSCHUNG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 352 390
Address
Am Handelshafen 12
27570 Bremerhaven
Activity type
Research Organisations
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 499 382
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 300 600
Address
Hofgartenstrasse 8
80539 Munich
Activity type
Other
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET GRAZ
Austria
EU contribution
€ 556 619
Address
Rechbauerstrasse 12
8010 Graz
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 611 915
Address
Highfield
SO17 1BJ Southampton
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CHELSEA TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 496 132
Address
Central Avenue 55
KT8 2QZ West Molesey
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNISENSE AS
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 265 601
Address
Tueager 1
8200 Aarhus N
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
PYRO SCIENCE GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 432 400
Address
Hubertusstrasse 35
52064 Aachen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NKE INSTRUMENTATION SARL
France
EU contribution
€ 543 880
Address
Rue Gutenberg Zi Kerandre
56700 Hennebont
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
T.E. LABORATORIES LIMITED
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 176 170
Address
Tullow Industrial Estate
R93 Tullow
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)