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The technologies developed will expand our knowledge of the ocean’s interconnected systems and provide tangible benefits to the industries that rely on them, such as fisheries and aquaculture. The data generated will also support conservation initiatives and provide vital information to policy makers. The future impact of these valuable technologies relies on their accessibility. Therefore, TechOceanS technology pilots will be low-cost and place minimal demands on existing infrastructure, allowing them to be made available for use by all countries regardless of resources. TechOceanS will also work with the IOC-UNESCO to develop “ocean best practices” standards for training and monitoring of metrology and ocean systems.

TITLE: Technologies for Ocean Sensing
PROGRAMME: Horizon 2020
TOTAL BUDGET: €8.9 million
DURATION: October 2020 – September 2024
CONSORTIUM: 13 partners from 8 countries
COORDINATOR: National Oceanography Centre (NOC), UK


  • Create a step change in the capability of non-ship ocean observing systems to measure complex chemical and biological variables.
  • Develop new low-cost, mass-deployable sensor technologies and imaging techniques.
  • Minimise sensor size and power requirements, enabling their use on small platforms and allowing single platforms to host multiple systems.
  • Develop new low-cost and in situ sensors for aquaculture and fisheries including relevant chemical contaminants, biotoxins and environmental.
  • Develop new sensors to determine the distribution and fate of marine litter and microplastics.
  • Develop novel Artificial Intelligence (AI) based solutions for low-bandwidth, over-the-horizon communication.
  • Collaborate with external groups to further encourage the interoperable sharing of sensors, platforms and data.


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Keegan Porter, Project Officer

Keegan is AquaTT’s Project Officer working on TechOceanS, dealing with the day to day running of WP2 – Communication. He can be contacted for all communication and press queries in relation to TechOceanS and its outputs and activities. Keegan also represents AquaTT at the TechOceanS consortium meetings.

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This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under Grant Agreement No 101000858 (TechOceanS). This output reflects only the author's view and the Research Executive Agency (REA) cannot be held responsible for any use that may be made of the information contained therein.