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

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 614155

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 November 2013

  • End date

    28 February 2017

Funded under:

FP7-ENVIRONMENT

  • Overall budget:

    € 6 089 977,10

  • EU contribution

    € 4 664 072

Coordinated by:

ACONDICIONAMIENTO TARRASENSE ASSOCIACION

Spain

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.
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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)

AquaTT UETP Ltd

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 392 128

AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DEINVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 370 181,50

CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 318 776

METROHM DROPSENS SL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 185 558,40

DUBLIN CITY UNIVERSITY

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 497 268

Ss. CYRIL AND METHODIUS UNIVERSITY IN SKOPJE

North Macedonia

EU Contribution

€ 90 468,80

FUNDACION PRIVADA PER LA NAVEGACIO OCEANICA BARCELONA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 120 320

IDRONAUT SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 265 800

INSTYTUT OCEANOLOGII POLSKIEJ AKADEMII NAUK

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 280 200

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK - NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, CORK

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 605 186

SIMULACIONS OPTIQUES SL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 237 975

SUBCTECH GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 341 250

T.E. LABORATORIES LIMITED

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 244 020

THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR ENVIRONMENT, FOOD AND RURAL AFFAIRS

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 237 871,30

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 614155

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 November 2013

  • End date

    28 February 2017

Funded under:

FP7-ENVIRONMENT

  • Overall budget:

    € 6 089 977,10

  • EU contribution

    € 4 664 072

Coordinated by:

ACONDICIONAMIENTO TARRASENSE ASSOCIACION

Spain

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