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Study on the uptake of new technology for ocean observation (open until mid-February 2021)

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The general objective of this study is to determine how new technologies can increase the effectiveness and efficiency of sensors and platforms used for EU’s ocean observation efforts.

There are four specific objectives:

  1. To summarise the present state of development of sensors and platforms for ocean observation.
  2. To examine how the ocean observation market operates.
  3. To investigate how enterprises offering ocean observation equipment and services finance their business.
  4. To identify challenges and opportunities for a more widespread introduction of the new technologies for ocean observation in the EU.

Scope of the Assignment

The study aims to cover all sensors and platforms manufactured or deployed in the European Union, Norway, the United Kingdom and the United States.

Both fixed and movable platforms will be considered, with the exception of ships.

The study will also take into account observation technologies that are developed and deployed by research institutions and not commercialised.  

The study will focus solely on in-situ monitoring.

This survey should take approximately 20 minutes to complete and will be open until mid-February 2021.