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  • The EU project MATE is designed to improve future monitoring of ship pollutant emissions [Image: S. Riexinger]

Towards an improved montoring of pollutant releases at sea

In an EU Project headed by ICBM marine chemist Prof. Dr. Oliver Wurl, a German-French team of scientists is going to establish a monitoring network in the three years to come in order to improve the surveillance of ship emissions.

Start of EU-project - headed by Oldenburg marine chemist
A German-French team of oceanographers, atmospheric chemists and engineers, headed by ICBM marine chemist Prof. Dr. Oliver Wurl, is going to establish a monitoring network in the three years to come in order to improve the surveillance of ship emissions. Whithin the scope of the EU project entitled MATE – Maritime Traffic Emissions: A monitoring network, pollutants such as soot, oil, sulfur dioxide, as well as plastic litter at the sea surface and in the atmosphere are to be recorded automatically and continuously.

The Oldenburg scientists will particularly develop measuring solutions for pollutants at the ocean surface, whereas their French partners are going to concentrate primarily on measuring of atmospheric contaminants.

Besides Wurl who also does research at the ICBM Center for Marine Sensors and his research group, two more ICBM research groups, respectively headed by Prof. Dr. Thorsten Dittmar and Dr. Thomas Badewien, are involved in the project from the German side.

The research area Marine Perception, headed by Prof. Dr. Oliver Zielinski at the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence, and the German company 4H-Jena engineering GmbH complete the German part of MATE.

See idw-Press Release of Oldenburg University.
 

 

 

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