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Sensing toxicants in Marine waters makes Sense using biosensors

Objective

SMS will deliver a novel automated networked system that will enable real-time in situ monitoring of marine water chemical and ecological status in coastal areas by the detection of a series of contaminants regulated by the MSFD. SMS will design a multi-modular apparatus that will host in a single unit—the Main Box (MB)—a Sampling Module and an Analysis Module. The former will contain sample collection and treatment components, whereas the latter will include four biosensor sub-modules that will enable detection and measurement of algal toxins and their associated algal species; several hazardous compounds (tributyltin, diuron and pentaBDPE); sulphonamides and a series of standard water quality parameters. The MB will be equipped with a communication module for real-time data transfer to a control center, where data processing will take place, enabling alarm functionality to Health Warning Systems, whenever some critical value exceeds a pre-defined threshold. It will be placed on a floating platform or buoy positioned in loco at defined locations. SMS will also develop a Specific Marine Pollution Metric that will combine real-time data of pollutant concentrations and water quality parameters, to produce a quantitative assessment of marine water quality. All work will culminate in showcasing the project’s results in three demonstration sites: in La Spezia, Italy, in the Slovenian Adriatic Sea and in the Alonissos marine park in Greece. The consortium brings together skills from industry and academia to address the proposed work program. The record track of the partners is a strong indication that the project will achieve its ambitious objectives and make a lasting impact through its exploitation plan. The technology development and test cases bring together a multi-sectorial team of experts interacting with endusers and marine water stakeholders, demonstrating that ICT, biotechnology and nanotechnology can increase the potential of biosensors for marine applications

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/nanotechnology
  • /natural sciences/earth and related environmental sciences/environmental sciences/pollution
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/data science/data processing
  • /engineering and technology/environmental biotechnology/biosensing

Call for proposal

FP7-OCEAN-2013
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Funding Scheme

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Coordinator

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI ROMA TOR VERGATA
Address
Via Cracovia 50
00133 Roma
Italy
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 625 470
Administrative Contact
Giuseppe Novelli (Prof.)

Participants (10)

UNIVERSITE HASSAN II MOHAMMADIA CASABLANCA

Participation ended

Morocco
Address
Avenue Hassan Ii
20650 Mohammedia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Omar El Ghazi (Mr.)
AGENZIA NAZIONALE PER LE NUOVE TECNOLOGIE, L'ENERGIA E LO SVILUPPO ECONOMICO SOSTENIBILE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 492 913
Address
Lungotevere Grande Ammiraglio Thaon Di Revel 76
000196 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Carlo Cremisini (Dr.)
FUNDACIO INSTITUT CATALA DE NANOCIENCIA I NANOTECNOLOGIA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 485 500
Address
Campus De La Uab Edifici Q Icn2
08193 Bellaterra (Barcelona)
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Mireia Martí Barroso (Dr.)
ACROMED INVEST AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 482 960
Address
Magistratsvagen 10
226 43 Lund
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Bengt Danielsson (Prof.)
NACIONALNI INSTITUT ZA BIOLOGIJO
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 305 940
Address
Vecna Pot 111
1000 Ljubljana
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Franc Potočnik (Mr.)
PANEPISTIMIO THESSALIAS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 455 710
Address
Argonafton Filellinon
38221 Volos
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Dimitrios Messalouris (Mr.)
SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGY ADVANCE SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 490 410
Address
Localita Paduni 2 A
03012 Anagni
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
France Colasanti (Ms.)
UNIVERSITE HASSAN II DE CASABLANCA
Morocco
EU contribution
€ 207 360
Address
19 Rue Tarik Ibnou Ziad
20360 Casablanca
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Omar El Ghazi (Mr.)
MICROBIA ENVIRONNEMENT SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 383 000
Address
Rue Etienne Terrus 4
66300 Saint-jean-lasseille
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
David Jammes (Mr.)
ALIENOREU SPRL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 215 000
Address
Rue De L'industrie 11
1000 Bruxelles
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Elise Regairaz (Ms.)