The “European Eel Investigation and Assessment of their Decline” project (or EELIAD), funded under the seventh framework programme (FP7) which is a grant funding programme, provides scientific knowledge to allow the recovery of European eel populations. The initiative is characterised by scientific collaboration and the deployment of networking activities to establish a network of excellence throughout Europe. It aims to increase the understanding of the behaviour, biology and ecology of eels, particularly by bringing together numerous external (i.e. environmental) and internal (i.e. biological) factors that may influence their migration. To reach this goal, large-scale monitoring and sensing technologies, such as automatized and remote sensing devices supported by numerical models, are being used.


Towards Integral BUilding CONnectivity, TIBUCON project, aims at eco-designing a sensing network and a software tool responsible for managing Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) systems in order to improve buildings energy efficiency, environmental impact and comfort.


Fire Detection and Management through a Multi-Sensor Network for the Protection of Cultural Heritage Areas from the Risk of Fire and Extreme Weather Conditions, FIRESENSE project, aims to develop an automatized and remote sensing system to monitor areas of archaeological and cultural interest and protect them from the risk of fire and extreme weather conditions.


Africa is severally affected by the consequences of climate change: floods and droughts are being more and more frequent due to global warming. However,
climate change monitoring has been poorly developed in Africa. The effect of African changes on global climate change is not known, nor is the influence of African processes for GHG source and depletion on the global carbon cycle. In addition, in the context of the Kyoto Protocol the ignorance about the composition of the total African gas emissions (gas budget) prevents from quantifying the potential carbon sequestration in Sub-Saharan Africa.


Since the devastating Asian tsunami in the Indian Ocean in 2004, the interest in systematic studies of the Mediterranean tsunami situation and related damage-reducing techniques has been growing.  Tsunamis in the Mediterranean Sea are not as frequent as those in the Pacific or Indian Oceans, but have nevertheless historically caused severe damage and loss of lives. In the NEAREST project (Integrated observations from NEAR shore sourcES of Tsunamis: towards an early warning system), the complex situation of near-shore tsunamis has been thoroughly analysed by experts from ten scientific institutions and one company. The project was funded by the European Union Sixth Framework Programme (FP6), a grant funding programme, and coordinated by the Institute of Marine Sciences in Italy.


The “Digital Environment Home Energy Management System” (DEHEMS) is an energy management system helping private consumers reduce their energy use. This three-year energy efficiency project ended in 2011 and was supported by the EU under the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7), a grant funding programme.. The initiative was based on a network of 14 partners within local authorities, private business and universities in Austria, Romania, Belgium, Bulgaria and the United Kingdom


Based on the need to find measures to protect historical organs, the SENSORGAN project (Sensor system for detection of harmful environments for pipe organs) has developed an automatized and remote sensing system. Church organs are large and complex pieces containing several different types of materials. Various types of wood, leather, brass, iron and pipe metals put together a sensitive combination when it comes to changes in the indoor environment. Each of the organ parts responds differently to a change in the indoor climate of the church and under certain microclimatic conditions, the organ parts will be harmed and it might be unplayable.


The Intelligent Use of Buildings’ Energy Information (IntUBE) aims to develop a tool capable of measuring and analysing building energy profiles based on user comfort needs. The software tools developed within this project support good building performance and efficient local energy networks which use natural resources in an optimal way.


The AirCorr are electronic loggers for measuring or sensing the corrosion rate of metals in air. They are intended to monitor the corrosiveness of climates and microclimates in museums and depositories, allowing for the automatized and remote sensing of potential deterioration of metallic artifacts. Thus, they aim to protect the cultural heritage in museum environments.