The COMMON SENSE methodology can be grouped into four key phases:

  1. RD basis for cost-effective sensor development
  2. Sensor development, sensor web platform and integration
  3. Field testing
  4. Knowledge and Technology transfer, dissemination & exploitation of results


Phase 1
(WP1-WP2) aims to create a solid RD basis in relation to new generation technologies and interoperability with observing systems in order to achieve successful sensor development and integration in phase 2.

Phase 2 (WP3-WP8) aims to provide precompetitive prototype multifunctional sensors for in-situ monitoring focused on eutrophication, marine litter (microplastics), contaminants (heavy metals) and underwater noise.

Phase 3 (WP9) will deploy precompetitive prototypes at chosen platforms (e.g. research vessels, oil platforms, buoys and submerged moorings, ocean racing yachts, drifting buoys). This WP will test the operability of the sensors developed and will verify whether the transmission of data is properly made, correcting deviations.

Phase 4 (WP10) will ensure effective external communication, dissemination and optimal knowledge transfer of COMMON SENSE results and applications leading to optimal exploitation of its research outputs.


EC flag The research leading to these results has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme (FP7 /2007-2013) under grant agreement no 614155. This publication reflects the views only of the author, and the European Union cannot be held responsible for any use which maybe made of the information contained therein.