SMS at Oceanology International in the U.S.A.

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.


Ocean Governance and Blue Data in the EU Parliament!

Le 15 02 2017

SMS attended two very interesting events in the EU Parliament on Blue Science, Marine Data and Ocean Governance. Time to discuss water quality monitoring in order to ensure blue growth and a healthy ocean !

During the discussions, the European Commission noted that "national authorities have been conducted stress tests who led to the conclusions that the EU needed better quality data." It was also stressed that standardisation of data is also called for, since no product can be developed without data that are commonly used.

MEP Ricardo Serrão Santos also recalled that “the balance between encouraging economic growth in the ocean and nurturing the health of ocean ecosystems will be a complex mission. Without good science, blue growth can turn on wrong pathways." 

The discussion also emphasised the value of interactions and interdisciplinarity to face global challenges, and the need to progress toward a forum which empowers scientific communities worldwide. Interdisciplinary cooperation is exactly what SMS implemented.

Read more about the conference "Towards a EU Strategy for Coastal Mapping" organised by the Seas and Coastal Areas Intergroup here:…/towards-a-eu-strategy-for-coastal-m…

and about "Blue Science for Blue Growth" organised by EuroMarine here:…/blue-science-blue-growth


SMS 3rd annual meeting in France

Le 13 12 2016

The 3rd SMS Annual Meeting was held on November 17-18 2016 in Banuyls, France and was hosted by Microbia Environnement.

The goals of the meeting were to:
1. Assess the progress made by the porject 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

The meeting was attended by Dr. Amara Gunatilaka as external expert. He assessed the project's work and exposed his adivice and suggestions.




Read our latest Press release!

Le 10 11 2016

In the framework of the upcoming 'Ocean of Tommorrow' Newsletter, the team of SMS drafted a press release underlining the importance of good seawater quality monitoring as well as the progress made by our partners.

You can read it here


Fish Information and Services (FIS) and Cordis disseminated our press release to their subscribers! 

Click on the pictures to access the articles:


SMS in Brussels to discuss Ocean Health !

Le 19 10 2016

Alessandro Porchetta from the University of Roma 'Tor Vergata' attended the final conference of the EU project DEVOTES. 

During a seesion about 'Monitoring - tracking the changes of the seas', Alessandro presented SMS and the innovation we offer.

You can learn more about the DEVOTES project here : 



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