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Next generation, Cost-effective, Compact, Multifunctional Web Enabled Ocean Sensor Systems Empowering Marine, Maritime and Fisheries Management

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 614102

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 October 2013

  • End date

    30 September 2017

Funded under:

FP7-ENVIRONMENT

  • Overall budget:

    € 8 104 266

  • EU contribution

    € 5 906 479

Coordinated by:

CONSORCIO PARA EL DISENO, CONSTRUCCION, EQUIPAMIENTO Y EXPLOTACION DE LA PLATAFORMA OCEANICA DE CANARIAS

Spain

Objective

As stated by the marine research decision makers in Europe in the “Ostend Declaration” in 2010, a major challenge is to support the development of a truly integrated and sustainably funded European Ocean Observing System. This will be achieved with more long-term measurements of key parameters but is impaired by the costs and lack of reliability of ocean sensors in general. The NeXOS project aims to improve the temporal and spatial coverage, resolution and quality of marine observations through the development of cost-efficient innovative and interoperable in-situ sensors deployable from multiple platforms, and Web Services for key domains and applications. This will be achieved through the development of new, low-cost, compact and integrated sensors with multiple functionalities including the measurement of key parameters useful to a number of objectives, ranging from more precise monitoring and modelling of the marine environment to an improved assessment of fisheries. Seven new compact, cost-efficient sensors will be developed, based on optical and acoustics technologies, addressing a majority of descriptors identified by the Marine Strategy Framework Directive for Good Environmental Status. Two of the new sensors will specifically contribute to the Common Fisheries Policy with variables relevant for an Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries. All new sensors will respond to multiplatform integration, sensor and data interoperability, quality assurance and reliability requirements. These will be specified for each new sensor system. All new sensors will be calibrated, integrated on several types of platforms, scientifically validated and demonstrated. One of the main objectives of NeXOS will finally be to enhance the competitiveness of European SMEs in the ocean sensor market. To this end, sensor requirements and specifications will be assessed at an early phase of the project for market penetration.

Coordinator

CONSORCIO PARA EL DISENO, CONSTRUCCION, EQUIPAMIENTO Y EXPLOTACION DE LA PLATAFORMA OCEANICA DE CANARIAS

Address

Carretera De Taliarte
35200 Telde

Spain

Activity type

Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)

EU Contribution

€ 500 324

Participants (21)

ARCHITECTURE ET CONCEPTION DE SYSTEMES AVANCES

France

INSTITUT FRANCAIS DE RECHERCHE POUR L'EXPLOITATION DE LA MER

France

EU Contribution

€ 563 764

UNIVERSITAET BREMEN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 253 520

52°North Initiative for Geospatial Open Source Software GmbH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 258 784

UNIVERSITE D'AIX MARSEILLE

France

EU Contribution

€ 170 640

UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE CATALUNYA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 342 986

ALSEAMAR

France

EU Contribution

€ 120 652

CARL VON OSSIETZKY UNIVERSITAET OLDENBURG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 326 840

NKE INSTRUMENTATION SARL

France

EU Contribution

€ 536 952

TRIOS MESS- UND DATENTECHNIK GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 492 832

CHRISTIAN MICHELSEN RESEARCH AS

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 127 693

ASOCIACION CENTRO TECNOLOGICO NAVAL Y DEL MAR

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 199 265

HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM GEESTHACHT ZENTRUM FUR MATERIAL- UND KUSTENFORSCHUNG GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 254 858

RUNDE MILJOSENTER AS

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 316 608

NORSK INSTITUTT FOR VANNFORSKNING

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 279 310

SMID TECHNOLOGY SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 219 324

FRANATECH GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 101 814

UNI RESEARCH AS

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 155 808

CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 179 239

IEEE FRANCE SECTION

France

EU Contribution

€ 253 141

ECORYS NEDERLAND BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 252 125

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 614102

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 October 2013

  • End date

    30 September 2017

Funded under:

FP7-ENVIRONMENT

  • Overall budget:

    € 8 104 266

  • EU contribution

    € 5 906 479

Coordinated by:

CONSORCIO PARA EL DISENO, CONSTRUCCION, EQUIPAMIENTO Y EXPLOTACION DE LA PLATAFORMA OCEANICA DE CANARIAS

Spain

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