Skip to main content

Seafloor imaging and toxicity : assessment of risks caused by buried waste

Objective

SITAR overall objective is to enable the making of oceanographic instrumentation and systems to assess the risk posed by toxic dumpsites in which a relevant part of the waste containers is buried within the sediment. In particular, the project aims at: developing acoustic methods and instrumentation for imaging of water containers of small dimension buried in unconsolidated sediments; developing biological testing methods to determine the relative in-site bio accumulated toxicity at a contaminated site; integrating and making accessible the imaging data and the biotoxicological information to end-users and decision-makers. The techniques developed by the project will be tested firstly in controlled conditions, and then in operational conditions at a known site in the Baltic Sea, where toxic dumping occurred in the past-World War II years.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

CENTRO INTERUNIVERSITARIO DI SISTEMI INTEGRATI PER L'AMBIENTE MARINO
Address
Via Opera Pia 13
16145 Genova
Italy

Participants (10)

ASSOCIATION POUR LA RECHERCHE ET LE DEVELOPPEMENT DES METHODES ET PROCESSUS INDUSTRIELS
France
Address
Boulevard Saint-michel 60
75272 Paris
ECOLE NAVALE
France
Address
Lanveoc Poulmic
29240 Brest
ENVIRONMENTAL CENTRE FOR ADMINISTRATION AND TECHNOLOGY LITHUANIA
Lithuania
Address
Lydos Street 4
3000 Kaunas
KONGSBERG DEFENCE AND AEROSPACE AS
Norway
Address
Wergelandsveien 23 A
7501 Stjoerdal
NORWEGIAN UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Norway
Address
O.s. Bragstads Plass 2B
7491 Trondheim
ROYAL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Sweden
Address
8,Teknikringen 8
100 44 Stockholm
STOCKHOLM UNIVERSITET
Sweden
Address
Frescativaegen 54A
106 91 Stockholm
SWEDISH DEFENCE RESEARCH AGENCY
Sweden
Address
Enkoepingsvaegen 126
172 90 Stockholm
SWEDISH ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
Sweden
Address
Blekholmsterrassen 36
10648 Stockholm
UNIVERSITY OF BATH
United Kingdom
Address
Claverton Down
BA2 7AY Bath