Project: MAritime Traffic Emissions: A monitoring network

Acronym MATE (Reference Number: MarTERA-2019_07)
Duration 01/08/2020 - 31/07/2023
Project Topic The aim is to develop a complete monitoring network for atmospheric and water pollutants from ship traffic. Such monitoring system is not yet available on the commercial market, but required due to the enforcement of policy regulations. The network of buoys will allow continuous monitoring of ship emissions in the atmosphere and in the water, including black carbon (BC), oil residues, SOx and plastic debris. New sensors for black carbon will be developed as well a hazard awareness system for acute threats by ship collisions and oil spills. In case of acute contaminations, land-based drones get activated for airborne observation and tracking of contamination plumes. A towed vehicle allows the operator to monitor shipborne pollutions in coastal waters at a wider spatial range or upon severe accidents.
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Network MarTERA
Call MarTERA Call 2019

Project partner

Number Name Role Country
1 Universität Oldenburg Coordinator Germany
2 DFKI Partner Germany
3 -4H-JENA engineering GmbH Partner Germany
4 Aix-Marseille Université Partner France
5 Université Toulouse Partner France
6 Commissariat à l’énergie atomique et aux énergies alternatives Partner France
7 ADDAIR Observer France