Some results obtained within WP4 have been published in the scientific journal Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical in January 2017 under the title “Optical sensor based on periodic array of resonant nanopillars for realtime monitoring”
Specifically, the work performed at the laboratory scale with a preliminary optical set-up for the characterization of the optical transducer and its real time response has been reported.
The signal of the sensor was obtained with a common spectrophotometer by measuring light transmission through the resonant nanopillars surface. A flow-cell, connected to a peristaltic pump, was employed to load different refractive index solutions in order to assess the nanopillars bulk sensitivity and resolution (limit of detection). Excellent resolution and fluidic behavior were found, indicating the suitability of the resonant nanopillars system (WP4) for real time biosensing applications.
You can read the full publication here.
The EnviGuard consortium met from the 8th to the 10th of November in Pamplona (Spain) in the 3rd Consortium Meeting. The meeting was organised by Centro Multidisciplinar de Tecnologías para la Industria, CEMITEC (www.cemitec.com), partner of the EnviGuard Project.
On behalf of S. Gruber, Head of Unit at European Commission DG RTD Björn Suckow was invited to represent the EnviGuard project at the AtlantOS workshop on Strategies, methods and new technologies for a sustained and integrated autonomous in-situ observing system for the Atlantic Ocean.
Björn Suckow (TTZ) presented and illustrated the results of the EnviGuard project during the thematic session at the 1stBlue Economy Business and Science Forum in Hamburg.
Deniz D. Tosun, Ferhat Çağıltay, Özkan Özden from Istanbul University Fisheries Faculty were invited to participated in the 2016 edition of the Middle East & Central Asia Aquaculture (MECAA-16) – “Towards sustainable aquaculture”
UNESCO has published the first ever global compendium on major harmful algal bloom (HAB), microorganisms that deplete fish stocks, destroy fish farms and bring disease and death both to humans and to large sea animals.
Dr Ian Johnston from the University of Hertfordshire presented EnviGuard project at the EuroScience Open Forum (ESOF) in Manchester on July 2016. The ESOF is a biennial, pan-European, general science conference dedicated to scientific research and innovation.
SEA-on-a-CHIP aims to develop a miniaturized, autonomous, remote and flexible immuno-sensor platform based on a fully integrated array of micro/nano-electrodes and a microfluidic system in a lab-on-a-chip configuration combined with electrochemical detection (impedimetric measurements) for real time analysis of marine waters in multi-stressor conditions.
For more information visit: www.sea-on-a-chip.eu
The BRAAVOO project organizes a workshop about the latest concepts and advances in sensing and biosensing to provide better tools for future monitoring in the ocean. It will take place in Switzerland during the days 24-25 of November 2016.
The workshop will feature a number of invited talks on key aspects of marine sensing, biosensing and monitoring strategies. In addition, we offer slots for oral presentations selected on the basis of abstract submissions. The workshop will also have a poster session, and there will be room for display of (bio)sensor models and tools.
Deadline for abstract submissions is September 16, 2016
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With the support of CORDIS it has been launched a pilot marine and maritime information sharing platform. The final platform is listing all the exploitable results from marine and maritime H2020 projects, while this pilot only features some 450 exploitable results from the 30 FP7 Ocean of Tomorrow projects.
EnviGuard has passed its half-way mark and the consortium is preparing the next technical & 3rd Consortium meeting on November, 2016.