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Innovative Network for Training in wAter and Food QUality monitoring using Autonomous SENSors and IntelligEnt Data Gathering and Analysis

Innovative Network for Training in wAter and Food QUality monitoring using Autonomous SENSors and IntelligEnt Data Gathering and Analysis

Objective

The deterioration of water quality, caused by climatic/seasonal changes, or industrial waste etc. is a major global concern. Over the last decade, water quality observing technology has risen to the challenge of scientists to identify and mitigate poor water quality by providing them with cost-effective tools that can take measurements of essential biogeochemical variables autonomously. Yet, despite these options becoming more readily available, there is a gap between the technology and the end-user (including the investigators and technicians that deploy these technologies) due to a collective lack of training, in-depth knowledge, and skilled workers who can meet new and emerging challenges. There is also a disconnect between data quality, data gathering by autonomous sensors and data analysis, which is a major obstacle, as the sensors are already being deployed (e.g. through buoys, boats etc.). AQUASENSE will address these challenges through 15 early stage researchers (ESRs), who will receive 540 person-month of unparalleled multidisciplinary training in the field of water quality monitoring. Each ESR will be mentored by carefully selected experts from academia and industry in 9 European countries (UK, Germany, Ireland, Serbia, Sweden, Italy, Poland, Austria, Estonia) and will have access to state-of-the-art equipment to develop autonomous sensors for improved data quality. The autonomous underwater robots and drones will be used to improve the data gathering and AI methods will be used to improve the data analysis. Hands-on project training will be supplemented with formal training courses in relevant fields such as new materials, sensors fabrication, wireless communication, system integration, and robotics, and a variety of complementary courses such as IPR, grant writing and exploiting the scientific results. Mobility within the network will ensure exposure to complementary academic and industrial research environments.
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Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF GLASGOW

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University Avenue
G12 8qq Glasgow

United Kingdom

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 909 517,68

Participants (11)

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UNIVERZITET U NOVOM SADU FAKULTET TEHNICKIH NAUKA

Serbia

EU Contribution

€ 217 825,56

THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 303 172,56

INSTYTUT TECHNOLOGII ELEKTRONOWEJ

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 227 478,60

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK - NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, CORK

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 549 368,64

FONDAZIONE BRUNO KESSLER

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 261 499,68

CTR CARINTHIAN TECH RESEARCH AG

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 264 207,24

EVOLOGICS GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 252 788,40

WEST AQUILA SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 261 499,68

AKTSIASELTS TOIDU- JA FERMENTATSIOONITEHNOLOOGIA ARENDUSKESKUS

Estonia

EU Contribution

€ 232 069,68

LINKOPINGS UNIVERSITET

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 281 982,96

THE UNIVERSITY OF EXETER

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 303 172,56

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SCOTTISH ENVIRONMENT PROTECTION AGENCY

PLYMOUTH MARINE LABORATORY

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 813680

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 October 2018

  • End date

    30 September 2022

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.3.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 064 583,24

  • EU contribution

    € 4 064 583,24

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITY OF GLASGOW

United Kingdom