Ocean Observation and Monitoring
Funded through an EU Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation grant, TechOceanS will develop nine innovative technologies and methods for deep sea sensing, sample collection and on-board analysis, and AI-driven image processing and transmission.
At A Glance
HORIZON 2020 (H2020-BG-2020-1)
Type of Action
Research and Innovation Action
The Future of Seas and Oceans Flagship Initiative
October 2020 – September 2024
13 partners in 8 countries
National Oceanography Centre (NOC), UK
Ocean ecosystems are in a dire condition, with critical marine habitats destroyed, rising ocean acidity and oxygen depletion in key areas. To understand and protect these vital habitats, we need accurate and comprehensive measurements and data on the chemistry and biology of the oceans. TechOceanS will pioneer five new sensors, two imaging systems, a novel sampler and an Artificial Intelligence-driven image processing methodology, all capable of robust operations at depths beyond 2,000 metres.
Developing new technologies for ocean sensing and environmental monitoring.
The new technologies developed in the project will enable the capture of vital, previously inaccessible data on the ocean’s biogeochemistry, biology and ecosystems.Our Work