CommonSense concept 1


COMMON SENSE aims to develop innovative, cost-effective sensors that will increase the availability of standardised data on: eutrophication; concentrations of heavy metals; microplastic fraction within marine litter; underwater noise; and other parameters such as temperature and pressure

TITLE: Cost-effective sensors, interoperable with international existing ocean observing systems, to meet EU policies requirements
PROGRAMME: FP7, Environment, Ocean 2013.2
INSTRUMENT: Collaborative project
TOTAL BUDGET: €6,074,497
DURATION: November 2013 - February 2017 (40 months)
COORDINATOR: Acondicionamiento Tarrasense Associacion (LEITAT), Barcelona, Spain
CONSORTIUM: 15 partners from seven countries

The COMMON SENSE project will contribute to supporting the implementation of the Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD), and other EU policies such as the Common Fisheries Policy and the Maritime Integrated Policy, by providing new sensors that are robust, easy-to-use, multi platform compatible, cost-effective, and multi-functional. These sensors will be used to make different reliable in-situ measurements of key parameters relating to Good Environmental Status (GES) of marine waters by means of methodological standards.

The project will focus on increasing availability of standardised data on eutrophication, marine litter, contaminants, underwater noise and other parameters (e.g. temperature, pressure, pH and pCO2) according to the MSFD descriptors.


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