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SMS at Oceanology International!

15 03 2016




SMS at the EIP Water: What a success!!!

23 02 2016

Our team attended the 2016 EIP Water Conference in Leeuwarden, the Netherlands. The event provided a thought-provoking and pragmatic exchange about innovation and how innovation partnerships in general, and specifically in the water sector, are progressing in Europe.

The main outcomes of the conference was the Leeuwarden declaration which presents key findings and a European innovation action agenda that address the urgent need to accelerate the development and uptake of innovation. The declaration calls upon European governments, research institutions and universities, the private sector, industry, development and investment banks, donors, river basin organizations, water and energy/gas associations, multi- and bilateral institutions, community-based organizations, local and regional authorities and all other stakeholders to commit to the actions and recommendations of the declaration in order to accelerate innovation development in the water sector and removal of innovation barriers in Europe and beyond.


CTRL+SWAN - Cloud Technologies & ReaL time monitoring + Smart WAter Network

Our partners Luca Sanfillipo from SYSTEA attended the CTRL+SWAN meeting where he presented “Best Available Technologies for real time water quality monitoring of chemical parameters” and presented our latest SMS development.

CTRL+SWAN is an action group of the EIP water which aims to:

# promote and develop innovative smart sensors to be placed on distribution network for online detection of microbiological and/or physical-chemical parameters

# Design decision support systems to define optimal partitioning of SWAN to improve management and protection of water supply systems

# Implementation of smart platform to collect and manage data from sensors in an early warning system based on cloud technologies. It will be based on multi-sourced and cloud data platforms including quality and quantity monitoring


To do so, the action group has the following strategy:

# Strengthen current relationships and generate new ones

# Looking for funds to partners through applications to European calls (H2020)

# Design and optimize a really innovative interaction model that can represent a truly best practice # Design road maps

# Transform R&D results into powerful engineered products/services and solutions


Microbia Environnement, finalist to the “EIP Water’s Got Talent” session

“EIP Water’s Got Talent” was designed to make it easier than ever for innovators to connect with investors, partners and end users in a fun and interactive way.
Carmen-Lara Manes, our SMS partner from Microbia, was selected as a finalist and pitched “DIALGOX_COLOR”, a predictive monitoring of harmful algal blooms innovation, to an audience of over 550 conference participants and an expert panel consisting of Dr Reinhard Hübner from Skion GmbH, Diane D'arras from Suez and Cees Buisman from wetsus.

You can also watch Carmen’s interview by the EIP Water on technology addressing microbial contamination of water resources.

SMS will show its instrumental prototypes at Oceanology International!

22 02 2016

Oceanology International will be held in London on March 15-17. It has firmly established itself as the world leading marine science and ocean technology exhibition and conference. That is why SMS will attend the event, and show our instrumental prototypes!











             WIZ in-situ probe                           µMac-Smart portable analyser


So come and visit us on stand A315 to learn more about “Ocean of Tomorrow Projects” our biosensors for the detection of:

Algal Toxins
Okadaic acid


Toxic Algae species
Alexandrium ostenfeldii
Alexandrium minutum
Alexandrium tamarense
Lingulodinium polyedrum
Chatonella subsalsa
Protoceratium reticulatum


We are also taking part to conferences and poster Sessions!


Tuesday 15th March PM


Ocean of Tomorrow - Poster Session 

2.00 pm – 3.00 pm

To register please click here

An Introduction with posters and demonstration data from the “Ocean of Tomorrow” projects from the FP7-OCEAN-2013 call. The call covers three key areas: marine sensing technologies (including biosensors), innovative antifouling materials, and innovative transport and deployment systems for the offshore wind energy sector

Our poster :



Marine Technology and Services Sector Role in the Blue Economy

10.00 am – 5.00 pm
South Gallery, Room 11 & 12

Our partner Carmem-Lara de Oliveira Manes from Microbia Environment will take part in the panel session “Instrumentation for Ocean Observing” from 13:50 to 15:10.



Wednesday 16th March PM

The Ocean of Tomorrow Projects

1pm – 5 pm

To register please click here

This session will consist of five minute flash presentations from the following projects from the FP7-OCEAN-2013 call with time for discussion and questions:

• BRAAVOO - Biosensors, Reporters and Algal Autonomous Vessels for Ocean Operation
• COMMON SENSE - Cost-Effective Sensors, Interoperable with International Existing Ocean Observing Systems, to Meet EU Policies Requirement
• EnviGard - Development of a biosensor technology for environmental monitoring and disease prevention in aquaculture ensuring food safety
• MariaBox - MARINE environmental In-situ Assessment and monitoring tool BOX
• NEXOS - Multifunctional Web Enabled Ocean Sensor Systems for the Monitoring of a Changing Ocean
• SCHeMA - Integrated In-Situ Chemical MApping Probes
• SenseOCEAN - Marine sensors for the 21st Century

• SMS - Sensing toxicants in Marine waters makes Sense using biosensors 

• BRIDGES (guest project) - Bringing together Research and Industry for the Development of Glider Environmental Services  


Round Table Session - What can the Ocean of Tomorrow projects do for you?

The aim of the ‘The Ocean of Tomorrow 2013’ call was to pool the efforts of stakeholders from a broad range of sectors in order to develop innovative marine technologies for a wide range of applications. The call covers three key areas: marine sensing technologies (including biosensors), innovative antifouling materials, and innovative transport and deployment systems for the offshore wind energy sector.
This session is intended as a discussion on how we can use our efforts in conjunction with research and Industry, to address the needs of you, the stakeholders.

Our SMS annual meeting and demonstration showed great progress and a truly collaborative atmosphere

04 12 2015

During the SMS second annual meeting, held in Erfoud, Morocco from November 21st to 22nd, the partners presented the results obtained during the second year of the project.

Read more about our demonstration and annual meeting here.



Upcoming events!

04 12 2015

 Meet our Team at one of the following upcoming events!



Oceanology International, 15-17 March 2016, London , UK

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SETAC EUROPE 2016. Environmental contaminants from land to sea: continuities and interface in environmental toxicology and chemistry, 22-26 May 2016, Nantes, France

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Biosensors 2016, 25-27 May 2016, Gothenburg, Sweden

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EcoSummit 2016 / Ecological Sustainability: Engineering Change, 29 August - 1 September 2016, Montpellier, France

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The European Commission organises a conference on healthy and productive seas and oceans

28 10 2015

The Ocean of Tomorrow projects: What results so far for healthy and productive seas and oceans?

11 November 2015
European Commission, Brussels


The objectives of the conference are:

(1) To present the results of projects funded under the Seventh Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development (FP7) "The Ocean of Tomorrow" call 2012 which aimed at supporting the implementation of the Marine Strategy Framework Directive (2008/56/EC)1 and the achievement of "Good Environment Status" (GES) of EU waters by 2020.
(2) To envisage how these results can contribute to innovative solutions to improve the overall health and productivity of seas and oceans.
(3) To capitalise on these results for new research and innovation strategies and actions to reduce pollution on land and at sea and to preserve coasts, seas and oceans, supporting President Juncker's agenda.

Download the programme

Read the new edition of our Newsletter !!!

06 10 2015







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Words of our SMS sensors’ experts on their progress …

05 10 2015

After months of work to develop and integrate water monitoring biosensors for marine toxins, biocidal and flame retardant, sulphonamide and toxic algae species, it’s time for our researchers and engineers to discuss their latest progresses.

Read the interviews here

SMS's partner won a prize for best poster!

02 10 2015





Marianna Rossetti and the team of the Chemistry Department of the University "Ter Vergata" from Roma won the prize for best poster during the session “Sensor and Biosensor” at the National Congress of Analytical Chemistry in Trieste, Italy. Discover the poster here.





SMS at the European Maritime Day 2015

28 05 2015

Our partner Aliénor EU is attending the European Maritime Day in Greece, a platform welcoming Europe's growing maritime community to discuss, debate and exchange best practices.