Le 10 10 2017
On June 2nd, 2017, NIB, the National Institute of Biology, organised a “Open Doors Day” in honour of the World’s Ocean Day 2017. Children, teenagers and adult alike were encouraged to visit the station and attend short lectures and interactive workshops. This enabled them to learn about scientific research activities, marine ecosystems and the issue of pollution of the oceans. This year had a particular focus on conservation and finding solutions to marine ecosystem degradation for a better future.
The SMS project was represented there, and our researchers explained to a public of all ages the issue of chemical water pollution, and the original solution developed by the project consortium. The children learned the concept of the smart boxes and automated remote monitoring via the internet. Science follows the water’s status live!
The idea of biosensors, a key working area of the SMS project was also elaborated to detect algae, chemicals and other pollutants: life used to monitor life!
The “Open Doors Day” was organised in the theme of “Our Oceans, Our Future”, echoing the EU “Oceans of Tomorrow” programme, of which the SMS project is part in.
Le 15 09 2017
Le 27 06 2017
The SMS project presented its research’s results in terms of monitoring seawater chemical and ecological status in real time and in situ in the European Parliament on the 10th of July 2017, from 16:30 to 18:30, in room A3H-1.
This event, chaired by MEP Ricardo Serrao Santos and was entitled "Ensuring Good Environmental Status of EU marine waters through efficient monitoring programmes". It demosntrated why the SMS project, aiming at promoting innovative methodologies to detect/identify and measure emerging pollutants, is supported and funded by EU policies and presented how the innovations achieved could be useful for the end-users.
You can download the agenda here
Download the speakers' presentations here:
- Management and scientific development - Konstantinos Petropoulos, University Roma II – SMS Project Coordinator
- Bringing the project to the market - Carmem-Lara Manes, Microbia Environnement
- Bringing the project to the market - Luca Sanfilippo, SYSTEA
- Monitoring of marine waters for the Marine Strategy Framework Directive – David Connor, Unit Marine Environment and Water Industry, European Commission, DG ENVI
- Copernicus Marine Service funding scheme for Good Environmental Status - Cecilia Donati, Mercator Ocean, Institutional Relations Manager
- Monitoring the Azores marine waters - Filipe Mora Porteiro, Regional Director of Sea Affairs of the Açores, Portugal
- EuroGOOS - Vicente Fernández, Science Officer
- Northbay Shellfish Ltd - Dennis Gowland, Director
Discover some pictures of the event:
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.
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: http://www.oceans17mtsieeeaberdeen.org/