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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.

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-ITN-2018
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Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF GLASGOW
Address
University Avenue
G12 8QQ Glasgow
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 950 951,26

Participants (11)

UNIVERZITET U NOVOM SADU FAKULTET TEHNICKIH NAUKA
Serbia
EU contribution
€ 235 554,14
Address
Trg Dositeja Obradovica 6
21000 Novi Sad
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 303 172,56
Address
Old College, South Bridge
EH8 9YL Edinburgh
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SIEC BADAWCZA LUKASIEWICZ - INSTYTUT MIKROELEKTRONIKI I FOTONIKI
Poland
EU contribution
€ 227 478,60
Address
Aleja Lotnikow 32-46
02 668 Warszawa
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK - NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, CORK
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 549 368,64
Address
Western Road
T12 YN60 Cork
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FONDAZIONE BRUNO KESSLER
Italy
EU contribution
€ 261 499,68
Address
Via Santa Croce 77
38122 Trento
Activity type
Research Organisations
SILICON AUSTRIA LABS GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 238 740,60
Address
Inffeldgasse 33
8010 Graz
Activity type
Research Organisations
EVOLOGICS GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 252 788,40
Address
Ackerstrasse 76
13355 Berlin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
WEST AQUILA SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 231 717,77
Address
Via Giovanni Gronchi 18
67100 L'aquila
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AKTSIASELTS TOIDU- JA FERMENTATSIOONITEHNOLOOGIA ARENDUSKESKUS
Estonia
EU contribution
€ 232 069,68
Address
Akadeemia Tee 15A
12618 Tallinn
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
LINKOPINGS UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 281 982,96
Address
Campus Valla
581 83 Linkoping
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
THE UNIVERSITY OF EXETER
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 299 214,47
Address
The Queen's Drive Northcote House
EX4 4QJ Exeter
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

Partners (2)

SCOTTISH ENVIRONMENT PROTECTION AGENCY
United Kingdom
Address
Strathallan House Castle Business Park
FK9 4TZ Stirling
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
PLYMOUTH MARINE LABORATORY LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
Prospect Place West Hoe
PL1 3DH Plymouth
Activity type
Research Organisations