Making partnerships and collaborations work
New Approach to Underwater Technologies for Innovative, Low-cost Ocean Observation

Call: H2020-BG-2020-1
Type of action: IA-LS
Duration: 48 M (4 years)


  • Develop and demonstrate improved observing systems in coastal and shelf-sea environments

  • Develop and demonstrate improved observing systems in the open ocean and deep-sea environments

  • Develop and demonstrate improved observing systems for anthropogenic debris (i.e. macro-, micro-,nano-plastics)

  • Develop and demonstrate improved observing systems in commercial operations, i.e. fishing vessels, aquaculture facilities, ships of opportunity

  • Develop and demonstrate improved observing systems that utilise animal-borne instruments

  • Quantitatively assess the potential improvements on ocean simulation, ocean forecasting and remote sensing derived from NAUTILOS developments

  • Appropriately collate, process, and archive all primary environmental data generated during NAUTILOS to ensure that it is maximally Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable

  • Promote and enable the widespread adoption of the NAUTILOS developments to the widest possible range of users and stakeholders (UN legislators to citizen scientists)

  • Promote and develop a broad range of collaborations and contributions to international, regional, and national fora concerned with the sustainable management of marine resources and the protection of marine biodiversity with a specific focus on the European Strategy for Plastics in a Circular Economy



Nаtionаl Reseаrch Council (CNR), Itаly

Hellenic Centre for Marine Research (HCMR), Greece

Norwegiаn Institute for Wаter Reseаrch (NIVА), Norwаy

Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE), Finland

French Ocean Research Institute (IFREMER), France

French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS), France

ETT, Italy

EdgeLab s.r.l., Italy

Marine and Environmental Research Centre (CIMA) - University of Аlgаrve, Portugal

NKE Instrumentаtion, France

Aquatec Group, England 

SubCtech, Germany

CEiiA, Portugal 

HES-SO, Switzerlаnd

CSEM, Switzerland

Fаculty of Electricаl Engineering (University of Ljubljаnа), Slovenia

EurOcean, Portugal

German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI), Germany

University of Calabria, Italy

IMAR, Portugal

Europroject, Bulgaria 






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