Category Archives: Ocean

International Conference on Microplastic Pollution in the Mediterranean Sea in Capri

Following the conclusion of the Project LIFE13 ENV/IT/001069 – Mermaids: “Mitigation of microplastics impact caused by textile washing processes”, the Organizing and Scientific Committees are pleased to invite the scientific community and stakeholders to the “International Conference on Microplastic Pollution in the Mediterranean Sea” (μ MED) hosted in Capri (NA), Italy, on September 26-29th 2017.  … Read More »

Review of the Final Event of COMMON SENSE: New sensors almost ready for the market!

Last Friday, on the 7th of January, the EU-funded COMMON SENSE project organised a demonstration event in Barcelona hosted by the Fundació Navegació Oceànica Barcelona (FNOB). The conference, entitled ‘Demonstration of Next Generation Sensors for Advanced Real-Time Ocean Observation’, was a unique event including real-time demonstrations of the newly developed sensors for marine observation. This… Read More »

Developing cost-effective sensors to observe the ocean in real-time

DEVELOPING COST-EFFECTIVE SENSORS that will increase availability of standardised data on eutrophication, concentrations of heavy metals, microplastics, underwater noise and other parameters.   COMMON SENSE will develop prototypes of in-situ new generation sensors and integrate these sensors into different marine platforms in order to reduce significant sampling and monitoring costs.   Expected project results: Integration… Read More »

Shipbuilding of the Future – Innovative materials and production

On the 20th and 21st of June, the Center  of  Maritime  Technologies  e.V.,  CFK  Valley e.V., the  European  Factories  of  the  Future  Research Association  (EFFRA) and  the Fraunhofer Application Center for Large Structures in Production Technology (Fraunhofer AGP) organised a workshop around the theme of materials and production innovation in the Maritime Industry. LEITAT actively… Read More »

How many microplastics are really in the sea?

We will have a preliminary answer on May 15th if the weather is good! On that day, the King Fisher will leave the harbour of Barcelona and go for a half day  tour to measure the concentration of microplastics in the sea within 25 miles distance from the coast..   The exceptional thing about this… Read More »