NAUTILOS: Support under the Incentive Scheme

Main Objective

New approach to underwater technologies for innovative, low-cost ocean observation.


NAUTILOS, a Horizon 2020 Innovation Action projects funded under EU’s the Future of Seas and Oceans Flagship Initiative, aims to fill in marine observation and modelling gaps for biogeochemical, biological, and deep ocean physics essential ocean variables and micro-/nano-plastics. This is achieved by developing a new generation of cost-effective sensors and samplers, their integration within observing platforms, and deployment in large-scale demonstrations in European seas.

The principles underlying NAUTILOS will be those of the development, integration, validation, and demonstration of new cutting-edge technologies with regard to sensors, interoperability, and embedding skills. The development will always be guided by the objectives of scalability, modularity, cost-effectiveness, and open-source availability of software products produced.

Bringing together 21 entities from 11 European countries with multidisciplinary expertise, NAUTILOS has the fundamental aim to complement and expand current European observation tools and services. NAUTILOS aims to obtain a collection of data at a much higher spatial resolution, temporal regularity and length than currently available at the European scale, and to further enable and democratize the monitoring of the marine environment to both traditional and non-traditional data users.


CNR – Consiglio Nazionale Delle Ricerche; HCMR – Hellenic Centre For Marine Research; NIVA– Norsk Institutt ForVannforskning; SYKE - Suomen Ymparistokeskus; IFREMER – Institut Francais DeRecherche Pour L'exploitation De La Mer; CNRS – Centre National De La RechercheScientifique Cnrs; ETT SPA ; Edgelab Srl (Edgelab); Universidade Do Algarve (Ualg); Nke Instrumentation Sarl (NKE); Aquatec Group Limited(Aquatec); Subctech Gmbh (Sct); CEiiA - Centro De Engenharia E Desenvolvimento(Associação)(Ceiia); Haute Ecole Specialisee De Suisse Occidentale (Hes-So); Csem Centre Suisse D'electronique Et De Microtechnique Sa - Recherche EtDeveloppement (Csem); Univerza V Ljubljani (Ul-Fe); Fundacao Eurocean(Eurocean); Deutsches Forschungszentrum Fur Kunstliche Intelligenz Gmbh (Dfki); Universita Della Calabria (Diam); Imar - Instituto Do Mar (IMAR); EvroprojectsOod (Ep).

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Total Investment:

9.048.349,10 €

EU Financial Support:

796.117,50 €

CEIIA Support:

796.117,50 €