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Final Event of the COMMON SENSE Project

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As the COMMON SENSE project comes to a successful conclusion, the results will be presented at a concluding workshop, along with a demonstration of the novel sensors developed and tested during the COMMON SENSE project. All stakeholders are invited to attend on 27 January 2017 in Barcelona.

The COMMON SENSE project began with the goal of creating prototypes of next generation in-situ marine sensors to deliver vital information about the ocean. The project, which was launched in November 2013, is funded by the EC Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) and has been designed to directly respond to requests for integrated and effective data acquisition systems by developing innovative sensors that will contribute to our understanding of how the marine environment functions. In doing so, COMMON SENSE results can support the implementation of European Union marine policies such as the Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD) and the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP).

The COMMON SENSE sensors need less human operation and intervention than current technologies and create standardised data on eutrophication, underwater noise, heavy metals, and marine litter, with a focus on microplastics. Other important parameters considered are temperature, pressure, pH and pCO2. This information is essential for European Union Member States to achieve and maintain a Good Environmental Status (GES) within MSFD, thus ensuring the long-term health of EU marine waters.

Come and participate in the COMMON SENSE Final Event, “Demonstration of Next Generation Sensors for Advanced Real-Time Ocean Observation”, and be a part of the future of marine monitoring in Europe. The event will take place in the facilities of FNOB, partner in COMMON SENSE on 27 January 2017 in Barcelona. Learn about how the COMMON SENSE sensors work, individually and collectively, and meet the COMMON SENSE partners involved in their development that will be answering questions and describing the novel qualities of the sensors.

Click here to download the agenda and follow the link to register:

Location: Fundació Navegació Oceànica Barcelona (FNOB), Moll de Llevant 1, 08039 Barcelona, Spain.
Date: 27 January 2017 Time: 08.30am – 17.00pm
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