“Responding to the demand of the aquaculture industries for a reliable and cost-effective real-time monitoring tool.”
EnviGuard will be used as an early warning system in aquaculture to assess the good environmental status of the sea in accordance with current European legislation including the Marine Strategy Framework Directive, Directive 2010/75/EU regarding the Prevention and Control of Emissions Industrial Industries and the Water Framework Directive, whose environmental objectives must be met by 2015.
The biosensors to be developed in the project go beyond those currently used in terms of precision, reliability and simplicity of operation; Combining innovations in nanotechnology and molecular science, state-of-the-art sensors will be developed putting European researchers and innovative SMEs at the forefront of fast-growing markets.
The EnviGuard port will act as an interface connected to three biosensor modules and will take care of processes such as power supply to the sensors, sample preparation, data processing and subsequent transmission. To meet user requirements, the EnviGuard Port is presented with a modular structure adaptable to any specific need.
EnviGuard’s multidisciplinary approach brings together the best scientists in Europe in fields such as nanotechnology, microbiology, molecular genetics, chemistry, marine research, process control or automation engineering, all of them working in close cooperation with technological SMEs, users of the aquaculture and environmental monitoring.
Contrato nº: 614057
Duration: December 1, 2013 – November 30, 2018 (60 months)
Budget: 7,177,421.82€ (CE funding: 5,523,461.00€)