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Multiscale Observation Networks for Optical monitoring of Coastal waters, Lakes and Estuaries

Objective

MONOCLE innovates and develops sensor, platform, and data handling technologies to increase coverage and lower the cost of in situ sensors in inland and coastal water bodies. These ecosystems are particularly vulnerable to direct anthropogenic impacts but of high economic importance and crucial to sustainable food, energy, and clean water supply. At the same time, these water bodies represent areas of the weakest performance in present EO capability to date.

The MONOCLE system will reduce uncertainties in Earth Observation (EO) by characterising atmospheric and water optical properties. MONOCLE will deploy new and improved sensors on autonomous platforms (buoys, ships, drones), and further fill information gaps by developing low-cost complementary solutions for citizen scientists. This will provide essential reference observations needed to further improve and grow EO-based water quality services.

MONOCLE will be requirement-driven and implemented by sensor and platform developers, sensor-data infrastructure experts, and EO scientists. A service-oriented data storage, processing, and visualisation infrastructure based on open data standards will integrate MONOCLE seamlessly with existing platforms. This also allows MONOCLE to build sensor performance traceability into its core to support synergistic sensor use and data inspection to identify sensor drift and episodic events.

MONOCLE will demonstrate the added value of EO and water quality oriented sensor network to Copernicus EO services, GEOSS data brokering and GEO capacity building initiatives through a number of validation campaigns and use cases, including data-poor regions where no similar infrastructure yet exists. It is expected that the evolution of system standards, new sensors and innovative use of observation platforms of MONOCLE will foster innovation and commercial opportunities for the EO commercial sector and its downstream users in domains ranging from public health to energy and food security.

Call for proposal

H2020-SC5-2017-OneStageB
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Coordinator

PLYMOUTH MARINE LABORATORY LIMITED
Address
Prospect Place West Hoe
PL1 3DH Plymouth
United Kingdom
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 1 145 736,25

Participants (11)

UNIVERSITEIT LEIDEN
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 498 243,75
Address
Rapenburg 70
2311 EZ Leiden
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
VLAAMSE INSTELLING VOOR TECHNOLOGISCH ONDERZOEK N.V.
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 639 197,50
Address
Boeretang 200
2400 Mol
Activity type
Research Organisations
THE UNIVERSITY OF STIRLING
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 498 007,50
Address
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FK9 4LA Stirling
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 472 710
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
CONSERVATION EDUCATION AND RESEARCH TRUST
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 339 221,25
Address
Mayfield House 256 Banbury Road
OX2 7DE Oxford
Activity type
Research Organisations
TANZANIA FISHERIES RESEARCH INSTITUTE
Tanzania
EU contribution
€ 119 125
Address
Kunduchi Mtongani Plot 483 Block A
255 Dar Es Salaam
Activity type
Research Organisations
INSTITUTUL NATIONAL DE CERCETARE-DEZVOLTARE PENTRU GEOLOGIE SI GEOECOLOGIE MARINA-GEOECOMAR
Romania
EU contribution
€ 186 918,75
Address
Dimitrie Onciul Street 23-25
024053 Bucharest
Activity type
Research Organisations
WATER INSIGHT BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 482 937,50
Address
Marijkeweg 22
6709 PG Wageningen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SITEMARK
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 263 475
Address
Gaston Geenslaan 11
3001 Leuven
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SCHMIDT NORBERT CARL
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 213 040
Address
Neerhem 113
6301 CG Valkenburg Aan De Geul
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
PEAK DESIGN LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 141 250
Address
Sunnybank House Wensley Road Winster
DE4 2DH Matlock
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)