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 : http://www.video.mediaset.it/video/tg5/servizio/una-sonda-speciale_707462.html
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).
Le 16 03 2017
Over 200 marine monitoring programmes are being carried on across the EU to measure the quality of the marine environment and to evaluate the effectiveness of the policy measures taken by the EU member states. However, a recent evaluation led by the European Commission shows that “those data collection efforts fail to cover some key problems, such as marine litter and noise pollution”.
In detail, the evaluation points out the slow pace of most projects: the majority will not be operational 2018 whereas 2020 was defined as a deadline to restore the good environmental status of Europe’s seas. Otherwise, the monitoring programmes tend to be a mere compilation of existing data collection systems. Crucial issues such as marine litter, marine invasive alien species and underwater noise are too little researched on. In conclusion, member states should hurry the implementation of national programmes and commit more tools, funds and imagination to meet EU’s necessary objectives.
Le 07 03 2017
SYSTEA, one of the partners cooperating on our SMS research project, was awarded as winner for Best Overall Performance of the Nutrient Sensor Challenge organised by the Alliance of Coastal Technologies. The companies’ technology was praised as a cost-effective, commercially available solution for measuring both nitrate and phosphate in an integrated package.
Nutrient sensors help detect marine pollution in an early stage. By doing so, it contributes to the protection, preservation and restoration of aquatic environments. The Nutrient Sensor Challenge was brought to life in 2014 to accelerate the development of affordable, accurate and reliable sensors.
More information about the award-winning technology can be found on SYSTEA’s website: http://www.systea.it/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&layout=item&id=223&Itemid=175&lang=en.
More information about the Nutrient Sensor Challenge can be found here: http://www.act-us.info/nutrients-challenge/Awards.php
Le 16 02 2017
On 14-16 February 2017, our partner SYSTEA is attending Oceanology International North America exhibition in San Diego (California), to launch on the American market our WIZ in-situ nutrient probe.