SMS at the Oceans conference and exhibition in Aberdeen (UK)

Le 20 06 2017

On 20-22 June 2017, our partner Systea is showing at the Oceans conference and exhibition in Aberdeen (UK), in our booth n.32, the WIZ in-situ multiparametric probe and μMac-Smart portable analyzer for coastal water monitoring.

On 22 June Systea participates to the Oceans of Tomorrow workshop, to describe the activities and results achieved by the SMS research project, including the new automated measurement applications to measure algal toxins (saxitoxin, domoic acid, okadaic acid) and specific algal species in coastal water, by the Enzyme Linked Immuno-Magnetic Optical (ELIMO) technology applied in the μMac-Smart.


Our team is getting ready for the Oceans'17 Conference

Le 12 06 2017

SMS will participate to the Oceans Conference in Aberdeen, Scotland from 19 –22 June 2017.
The prestigious OCEANS series of conferences is recognised as the premier forum for the international marine community to meet and discuss topical issues in a format of easy information exchange. OCEANS brings together engineers, scientists, managers and policy makers from all aspects of the oceanic spectrum.

Together with other 'Ocean of Tomorrow' FP7 projects, SMS willl take part to the "SENSOR and SYSTEM Innovations for the Oceans of Tomorrow" workshop organised on the Thursday 22nd June 2017. You can find more information here.

OCEANS also features an associated trade exhibition with companies and institutions representing the wide range of activities found in the marine community. SMS will have a booth during the exhibition : don't hesitate to come to our booth and exchange with us!

For more information: 

SMS annual meeting and sampling in Greece!

Le 12 06 2017

The 4th SMS Annual Meeting was held on May 10-12 2016 in Volos, Greece and was hosted by the University of Thessaly.

The goals of the meeting were to:
1. Assess the progress made by the project in terms of biosensors development, preconcentration and sampling unit development, field testing and explotiations of the project's results
2. Identify possible challenges and discuss contengency plans to overcome these challenges
3. Adress the next steps and the project's future

On the second and third days of the meeting, some SMS partners proceeded to sampling in coastal and pelagic locations around Alonissos (EL).


SMS on Italian TV!

Le 18 04 2017

Our partner SYSTEA has been interviewed on Italian TV following their award winning at the Nutrient Sensor Challenge.

Discover the reportage here :

SMS' partner SYSTEA in Dubai at the Envirotec exhibition

Le 30 03 2017

On 20-23 March 2017 Systea S.p.A. attended Envirotec exhibition in Dubai, the biggest show in the Middle East covering “testing & analytics” for the environment. Our SMS partner has shown its products to scientists and businessmen from fast growing Middle-East countries. Besides, Systea presented the SMS results with a presentation untitled "Recent Improvements about field unattended monitoring of Toxic Algae Species and Algai Toxins in Coastal Water".

Dr. Ing. L. Sanfilippo from Systea S.p.A. detailed the rationale of SMS, explaining that harmful toxic algae is a fast growing problem with numerous consequences: biological, environmental and socio-economic. In addition to the sea life, water industries and the aquaculture sectors are primarily concerned. The proliferation of such algae increases eutrophication of coastal waters and toxic risks. Explanatory causes range from climate change, inclusing effects of El Niño and La Niña, to a greater dependence on river water as a source of drinking water. All these causes demand close monitoring of marine and surface waters for toxic algae. Lastly, our partner went into the technical details of SMS, from its tools and its measurement models to its deliverables (floating platforms and field monitoring data).


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