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Marine Water Quality Information Services – AquaMar

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 241759

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 April 2010

  • End date

    31 March 2013

Funded under:

FP7-SPACE

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 875 594,89

  • EU contribution

    € 3 499 742,50

Coordinated by:

THALES ALENIA SPACE FRANCE SAS

France

Objective

Water quality (WQ) is a focus of monitoring agencies and the public, and it is subject of several European Directives and regional conventions. The AquaMar project will develop and provide downstream services turning Marine Core Service products into WQ services, demanded by end user. The team is composed mainly of SMEs (70%) supported by key scientific partners. The objective is to create a reference technical and organisational body at European level for WQ services, organised as an open partnership, through: · methodological research extending traditional WQ portfolio along 5 novel product lines · turning these into pre-operational services, including adaptation to MCS · establishing a validation & quality evolution process and data model · evaluate the services with end users through service delivery trials · transferring the developed services to other services providers (SP) through a well defined process (technical and organisational framework). The service portfolio includes (1) indicators for the reporting requirement of the Water Framework Directive and the European Marine Strategy, (2) algal bloom forecasting, (3) support to large scale marine infra., (4) services supporting the Bathing Water directive monitoring, (5) aquaculture precision farming. This is complemented by research on methods for improved standard WQ products, geostatistics, and distribution tech., to be used across the service portfolio. In parallel, a validation and quality evolution strategy is developed and applied, including the services sustainability wrt new space sensors. A user & customer board is steering the project, participating in the trials and providing feedback to the MCS, the validation and research activities. The aim is to prepare the ground for a sustainable continuation and growth of WQ services, starting from heritage of 3 GSE projects (CoastWatch, ROSES, MarCoast) comprising a baseline portfolio of standard WQ products, a European wide user base and SP networ
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Coordinator

THALES ALENIA SPACE FRANCE SAS

Address

Avenue Jean Francois Champollion 26
31100 Toulouse

France

Activity type

Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

EU Contribution

€ 430 000

Administrative Contact

Jean-Paul Raoust (Mr.)

Participants (16)

ACRI-ST SAS

France

EU Contribution

€ 658 000

BROCKMANN CONSULT GMBH

Germany

PLANETEK ITALIA SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 547 000

DHI

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 190 000

INSTITUT ROYAL DES SCIENCES NATURELLES DE BELGIQUE

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 135 000

SUOMEN YMPARISTOKESKUS

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 55 000,50

PLYMOUTH MARINE LABORATORY LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 130 000

STARLAB BARCELONA SL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 275 000

STIFTELSEN NANSEN SENTER FOR MILJOOG FJERNMALING

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 120 000

DANMARKS METEOROLOGISKE INSTITUT

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 50 000

DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUER LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 45 027

Satellite Oceanographic Consultants Ltd

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 93 728

ARGANS LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 49 988

WATER INSIGHT BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 30 000

ILMATIETEEN LAITOS

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 69 999

BROCKMANN CARSTEN WESSEL

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 621 000

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 241759

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 April 2010

  • End date

    31 March 2013

Funded under:

FP7-SPACE

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 875 594,89

  • EU contribution

    € 3 499 742,50

Coordinated by:

THALES ALENIA SPACE FRANCE SAS

France

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