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Innovative Network for Training in wAter and Food QUality monitoring using Autonomous SENSors and IntelligEnt Data Gathering and Analysis

Objective

The deterioration of water quality, caused by climatic/seasonal changes, or industrial waste etc. is a major global concern. Over the last decade, water quality observing technology has risen to the challenge of scientists to identify and mitigate poor water quality by providing them with cost-effective tools that can take measurements of essential biogeochemical variables autonomously. Yet, despite these options becoming more readily available, there is a gap between the technology and the end-user (including the investigators and technicians that deploy these technologies) due to a collective lack of training, in-depth knowledge, and skilled workers who can meet new and emerging challenges. There is also a disconnect between data quality, data gathering by autonomous sensors and data analysis, which is a major obstacle, as the sensors are already being deployed (e.g. through buoys, boats etc.). AQUASENSE will address these challenges through 15 early stage researchers (ESRs), who will receive 540 person-month of unparalleled multidisciplinary training in the field of water quality monitoring. Each ESR will be mentored by carefully selected experts from academia and industry in 9 European countries (UK, Germany, Ireland, Serbia, Sweden, Italy, Poland, Austria, Estonia) and will have access to state-of-the-art equipment to develop autonomous sensors for improved data quality. The autonomous underwater robots and drones will be used to improve the data gathering and AI methods will be used to improve the data analysis. Hands-on project training will be supplemented with formal training courses in relevant fields such as new materials, sensors fabrication, wireless communication, system integration, and robotics, and a variety of complementary courses such as IPR, grant writing and exploiting the scientific results. Mobility within the network will ensure exposure to complementary academic and industrial research environments.

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UNIVERSITY OF GLASGOW
Net EU contribution
€ 950 951,26
Address
University Avenue
G12 8QQ Glasgow
United Kingdom

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Region
West Central Scotland Glasgow City
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Participants (11)

UNIVERZITET U NOVOM SADU FAKULTET TEHNICKIH NAUKA
Serbia
Net EU contribution
€ 235 554,14
Address
Trg Dositeja Obradovica 6
21000 Novi Sad

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Region
Србија - север Регион Војводине Јужнобачка област
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 303 172,56
Address
Old College, South Bridge
EH8 9YL Edinburgh

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Region
Eastern Scotland Edinburgh
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
SIEC BADAWCZA LUKASIEWICZ - INSTYTUT MIKROELEKTRONIKI I FOTONIKI
Poland
Net EU contribution
€ 227 478,60
Address
Aleja Lotnikow 32-46
02 668 Warszawa

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Region
Makroregion województwo mazowieckie Warszawski stołeczny Miasto Warszawa
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK - NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, CORK
Ireland
Net EU contribution
€ 549 368,64
Address
Western Road
T12 YN60 Cork

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Region
Ireland Eastern and Midland Dublin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
FONDAZIONE BRUNO KESSLER
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 261 499,68
Address
Via Santa Croce 77
38122 Trento

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Region
Nord-Est Provincia Autonoma di Trento Trento
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
SILICON AUSTRIA LABS GMBH
Austria
Net EU contribution
€ 238 740,60
Address
Inffeldgasse 33
8010 Graz

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Region
Südösterreich Steiermark Graz
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
EVOLOGICS GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 252 788,40
Address
Ackerstrasse 76
13355 Berlin

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Berlin Berlin Berlin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
WEST AQUILA SRL
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 231 717,77
Address
Via Giovanni Gronchi 18
67100 L'aquila

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Sud Abruzzo L’Aquila
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
AKTSIASELTS TOIDU- JA FERMENTATSIOONITEHNOLOOGIA ARENDUSKESKUS
Estonia
Net EU contribution
€ 232 069,68
Address
Akadeemia Tee 15a
12618 Tallinn

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Eesti Eesti Põhja-Eesti
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
LINKOPINGS UNIVERSITET
Sweden
Net EU contribution
€ 281 982,96
Address
Campus Valla
581 83 Linkoping

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Region
Östra Sverige Östra Mellansverige Östergötlands län
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
THE UNIVERSITY OF EXETER
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 299 214,47
Address
The Queen's Drive Northcote House
EX4 4QJ Exeter

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Region
South West (England) Devon Devon CC
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Partners (2)

Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

SCOTTISH ENVIRONMENT PROTECTION AGENCY
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Strathallan House Castle Business Park
FK9 4TZ Stirling

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Region
Perth & Kinross and Stirling
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

PLYMOUTH MARINE LABORATORY LIMITED
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Prospect Place West Hoe
PL1 3DH Plymouth

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
South West (England) Devon Plymouth
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00