NeXOS partners presentations at SeaTech Week’s SSCO workshop

Presented at the 9TH SeaTech Week Workshop, 13TH - 17TH October, Brest, France.

The 9th SeaTech Week, an international marine science and technology week, was held in Brest, France in October 2014. The meeting included a workshop on Sensor Systems for a Changing Ocean: underwater sensors, the next generation (SSCO) organized by IEEE France and the Ocean Engineering Society of IEEE. The workshop was based on the need for innovative sensors to improve and expand marine observations as part of a more comprehensive approach ecosystem management. This includes the first outcome of the project NeXOS aimed at improving the temporal and spatial coverage, resolution and quality of marine observations. This will be achieved through the development of cost-efficient innovative and interoperable in-situ sensors deployable from multiple platforms, as well as web services for a broad range of key domains and applications. The main objective is to present new, integrated sensors that can be implemented on a variety of fixed and mobile platforms and have multiple functionalities including measurements of key parameters useful to a number of objectives, ranging from more precise monitoring and modelling of the marine environment to an improved assessment of fish stocks. The workshop also addressed means of underwater observations based on other innovative sensor systems. Finally European projects connected to NeXOS were presented.