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Multi-purpose/Multi-sensor Extra Light Oceanography Apparatus

Objective

The MELOA project proposes to develop a low-cost, easy-to-handle, wave resilient, multi-purpose, multi-sensor, extra light surface drifter for use in all water environments, ranging from deep-sea to inland waters, including coastal areas, river plumes and surf zones. The device will be developed as an upgrade to the WAVY drifter conceived by the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto, which was used to measure the surface circulation forced by wave breaking, including detailed structure of rifts and the littoral drift current (Jorge da Silva et al, 2016).
The philosophy of the WAVY drifter will essentially be respected:
a small-size sphere with just enough room to accommodate power source, GPS-receiver, communications modules, antennae, sensors and data processor;
optimised buoyancy to prevent the drifter trajectory responding to the wind instead of the current, while providing just enough exposure of the antennae to ensure acquisition of the GPS signal at the required rate and reliable near real-time communications.
Given the low influence of wind upon the drifters’ displacements, MELOA will provide a cheap effective way to monitor surface currents and surface dynamic features anywhere in the World Ocean. Through equipping the drifters with thermistors at two different levels, the possibility is open for monitoring “near-skin temperature” and near-surface vertical temperature gradients, which will be invaluable for calibration/validation of satellite derived SST fields.

Call for proposal

H2020-SC5-2016-2017

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Sub call

H2020-SC5-2017-OneStageB

Coordinator

DEIMOS SPACE SOCIEDAD LIMITADA UNIPERSONAL
Net EU contribution
€ 294 855,00
Address
Ronda De Poniente, Edificio Fiteni Vi, 2, 2º 19
28760 Tres Cantos (Madrid)
Spain

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Region
Comunidad de Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Participants (9)

UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE CATALUNYA
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 421 750,00
Address
Calle Jordi Girona 31
08034 Barcelona

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Region
Este Cataluña Barcelona
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
INSTITUTO HIDROGRAFICO
Portugal
Net EU contribution
€ 402 000,00
Address
R. Das Trinas 49
1249-093 Lisboa

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Region
Continente Área Metropolitana de Lisboa Área Metropolitana de Lisboa
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
BLUEWISE MARINE LIMITED
Ireland
Net EU contribution
€ 234 613,75
Address
Dublin Road
H91DCH9 Galway

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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
Ireland Northern and Western West
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
OCEANSCAN - MARINE SYSTEMS & TECHNOLOGY LDA
Portugal
Net EU contribution
€ 796 875,00
Address
Avenida Da Liberdade Polo Do Mar Do Uptec
4450 718 Matosinhos Porto

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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
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
COLLECTE LOCALISATION SATELLITES
France
Net EU contribution
€ 862 500,00
Address
11 Rue Hermes
31520 Ramonville St Agne

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Region
Occitanie Midi-Pyrénées Haute-Garonne
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
DEIMOS ENGENHARIA SA
Portugal
Net EU contribution
€ 325 625,00
Address
Avenida Columbano Bordalo Pinheiro75 9a1
1070-061 Lisboa

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Region
Continente Área Metropolitana de Lisboa Área Metropolitana de Lisboa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
INESC TEC - INSTITUTO DE ENGENHARIADE SISTEMAS E COMPUTADORES, TECNOLOGIA E CIENCIA
Portugal
Net EU contribution
€ 524 125,00
Address
Rua Dr Roberto Frias Campus Da Feup
4200 465 Porto

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Region
Continente Norte Área Metropolitana do Porto
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
INSTITUTO DE SISTEMAS E ROBOTICA-ASSOCIACAO
Portugal
Net EU contribution
€ 397 356,00
Address
Polo Ii Vila Franca Edf Departemento Eng Electrotecnica E Computadores
3030-290 Coimbra

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Continente Centro (PT) Região de Coimbra
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
COMPOSITE SOLUTIONS LDA
Portugal
Net EU contribution
€ 435 145,00
Address
Zona Industrial De Vagos Lote 90
3840-385 Vagos

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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
Continente Centro (PT) Região de Aveiro
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00