The European Commission has edited the catalog THE OCEAN OF TOMORROW PROJECTS (2010-2013), which compiles the research and innovation projects developed under the topic OCEAN in the 7th Framework Programme.
The ENVIGUARD consortium met the 14th and the 15th in Bremerhaven, Germany, for the kick off meeting of the project that started the 1st of December 2013.
TTZ- Bremehaven, as project coordinator, organised and host a two days meeting in which scientific, technical, administrative and financial aspect of the 5 year EU funded research project, were discussed among the 32 delegates.
The ENVIGUARD project, Development of a biosensor technology for environmental monitoring and disease prevention in aquaculture ensuring food safety, is funded by the 7th Framework Programme of the European Commission, under the Ocean for Tomorrow programme.
The consortium compromises 19 partners - including Universities, research centres and enterprises - from 9 countries, that will work together to develop a highly specific and precise in-situ measurement device for man-made chemical contaminants and biohazards (i.e. microorganisms and toxins from biological sources) which are currently hard to measure. The device to be developed under the project would be used as an early warning system for the European aquaculture sector and as an environmental monitoring tool to assess the Good Environmental Status of the sea.