Programme: H2020 – Innovative Actions-LS

Project title: New Approach to Underwater Technologies for Innovative, Low-cost Ocean obServation


Duration: 01/10/2020 – 30/09/2024

Total Budget: € 9.048.349

ISMAR budget: € 134.134

Web site: https://www.nautilos-h2020.eu/


NAUTILOS will fill in existing marine observation and modelling gaps through the development of a new generation of cost-effective sensors and samplers for physical (salinity, temperature), chemical (inorganic carbon, nutrients, oxygen), and biological (phytoplankton, zooplankton, marine mammals) essential ocean variables, in addition to micro-/nano-plastics, to improve our understanding of environmental change and anthropogenic impacts related to aquaculture, fisheries, and marine litter. Newly developed marine technologies will be integrated with different observing platforms and deployed through the use of novel approaches in a broad range of key environmental settings.
The fundamental aim of the project will be to complement and expand current European observation tools and services, to obtain a collection of data at a much higher spatial resolution and temporal regularity and length than currently available at the European scale, and to further enable and democratise the monitoring of the marine environment to both traditional and non-traditional data users. The principles that underlie the NAUTILOS project will be those of the development, integration, validation and demonstration of new cutting-edge technologies with regards to sensors, interoperability and embedding skills. NAUTILOS will also provide full and open data feed towards well- established portals and data integrators (EMODnet, CMEMS, JERICO).

Contact person in ISMAR: stefania.sparnocchia@ts.ismar.cnr.it


  1. Consiglio Nazionale Delle Ricerche (Italy)
  2. Hellenic Centre for Marine Research (Greece)
  3. Norsk Institutt for Vannforskning (Norway)
  4. Suomen Ymparistokeskus (Finland)
  5. Institut Francais de Recherche pour L’Exploitation de la Mer (France)
  6. Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique CNRS (France)
  7. Ett Spa (Italy)
  8. Edgelab Srl It
  9. Universidade do Algarve (Portugal)
  10. Nke Instrumentation Sarl (France)
  11. Aquatec Group Limited (United Kingdom)
  12. Subctech Gmbh (Germany)
  13. Ceiia – Centro de Engenharia e Desenvolvimento (Associacao) (Portugal)
  14. Haute Ecole Specialisee de Suisse Occidentale (Switzerland)
  15. CSEM Centre Suisse d’Electronique et de Microtechnique Sa – Recherche et Developpement (Switzerland)
  16. Univerza V Ljubljani (Slovenia)
  17. Fundacao Eurocean (Portugal)
  18. Deutsches Forschungszentrum fur Kunstliche Intelligenz Gmbh (Germany)
  19. Università della Calabria (Italy)
  20. IMAR – Instituto do Mar (Portugal)
  21. Evroproject Ood (Bulgaria)
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