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COST-EFFECTIVE SENSORS, INTEROPERABLE WITH INTERNATIONAL EXISTING OCEAN OBSERVING SYSTEMS, TO MEET EU POLICIES REQUIREMENTS

Objective

The COMMON SENSE project will contribute to support the implementation of the Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD) and other EU policies (e.g. Common Fisheries Policy), providing easily usable across several platforms, cost-effective, multi-functional innovative sensors to detect reliable in-situ measurements on key parameters by means of methodological standards. This proposal will focus, by means of a multidisciplinary and well-balanced consortium on eutrophication, contaminants, marine litter and underwater noise descriptors of the MSFD.
This proposal will first provide a general understanding and integrated basis for sensors cost effective development (WP1 and WP2). Within the following WPs (5-8) the project will design and develop new generation sensors focused on the detection of: (1) nutrient analytes by utilising well-established colorimetric chemistries for phosphate, ammonia, nitrate and nitrite (2) low concentrations of heavy metals (Pb, Hg Cd, Zn and Cu), (3) surface concentration of microplastics (4) underwater noise by means of a bespoke acoustic sensor pod. These sensors, developed onto modular systems, will be integrated into multifunctional packages (WP4). Innovative transversal sensors (e.g. temperature, pressure, pH and pCO2) will be also integrated to provide the variables with a comprehensive reference frame. The Common Sensor Web Platform will be created (WP3) aiming at bringing a more sophisticated view of the environment implementing the sensor web enablement standards but optimising e.g. data acquisition, access and interoperability. The sensors developed will be interoperable with existing and new observing systems and they will also be field tested (WP9) by means of different platforms (e.g. research vessels, racing yachts, buoys). Dissemination and exploitation activities (WP10) will enable to transfer knowledge and technology resulting from the project to be used with commercial, scientific, conservational and strategic purposes.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/inorganic chemistry/inorganic compounds
  • /agricultural sciences/agriculture, forestry, and fisheries/fisheries
  • /agricultural sciences/agriculture, forestry, and fisheries
  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/inorganic chemistry/metals

Call for proposal

FP7-OCEAN-2013
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Funding Scheme

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Coordinator

ACONDICIONAMIENTO TARRASENSE ASSOCIACION
Address
Carrer De La Innovacio 2
08225 Terrassa
Spain
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 477 069
Administrative Contact
Dirk Saseta (Mr.)

Participants (14)

AQUA TT UETP COMPANY LIMITED BY GUARANTEE
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 392 128
Address
Pleasants Street Olympic House
8 Dublin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
David Murphy (Mr.)
AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DEINVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 370 181,50
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
María ángeles López Vázquez (Ms.)
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 318 776
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Barbara Bittner (Mrs.)
METROHM DROPSENS SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 185 558,40
Address
Calle Colegio Santo Domingo De Guzman
33010 Oviedo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Pablo Fanjul (Mr.)
DUBLIN CITY UNIVERSITY
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 497 268
Address
Glasnevin
9 Dublin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Mary Comiskey (Ms.)
Ss. CYRIL AND METHODIUS UNIVERSITY IN SKOPJE
North Macedonia
EU contribution
€ 90 468,80
Address
Blvd Goce Delcev 9
1000 Skopje
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Anita Grozdanov (Mrs.)
FUNDACION PRIVADA PER LA NAVEGACIO OCEANICA BARCELONA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 120 320
Address
C/ Escar 6-8
08003 Barcelona
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Pepa Roig (Ms.)
IDRONAUT SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 265 800
Address
Via Monte Amiata 10
20861 Brugherio (Mb)
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Flavio Graziottin (Mr.)
INSTYTUT OCEANOLOGII POLSKIEJ AKADEMII NAUK
Poland
EU contribution
€ 280 200
Address
Ul. Powstancow Warszawy 55
81 712 Sopot
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Karolina Olejniczak (Mrs.)
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK - NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, CORK
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 605 186
Address
Western Road
T12 YN60 Cork
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
David O'connell (Dr.)
SIMULACIONS OPTIQUES SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 237 975
Address
Calle Sant Quirze P 5 Pta 91
08221 Terrassa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Patricia Blnaco (Ms.)
SUBCTECH GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 341 250
Address
Wellseedamm 1-3
24145 Kiel
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Saskia Heckmann (Ms.)
T.E. LABORATORIES LIMITED
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 244 020
Address
Tullow Industrial Estate
R93 Tullow
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Mark Bowkett (Mr.)
Food and Environment Research Agency
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 237 871,30
Address
Area 1A, Nobel House, Smith Square 17
SW1P 3JR London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Sue Bramford (Mrs.)