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Continuous hazardous water Pollutants sensing in the environment

Total Cost €


EC-Contrib. €






 CoPs project word cloud

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Project "CoPs" data sheet

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Organization address
address: PARKVEIEN 6A
city: LIER
postcode: 3400

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 Coordinator Country Norway [NO]
 Project website
 Total cost 2˙791˙430 €
 EC max contribution 1˙954˙000 € (70%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.3. (PRIORITY 'Societal challenges)
2. H2020-EU.2.1. (INDUSTRIAL LEADERSHIP - Leadership in enabling and industrial technologies)
 Code Call H2020-EIC-FTI-2018-2020
 Funding Scheme IA
 Starting year 2018
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2018-09-01   to  2020-08-31


Take a look of project's partnership.

# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    CAUTUS GEO AS NO (LIER) coordinator 976˙665.00
3    PALMSENS BV NL (HOUTEN) participant 50˙847.00


 Project objective

CoPs combines the expertise of the 3 industry partners – ground-breaking electrochemical sensors developed by IPM, miniaturised electronics customised by PAL and CAU’s geo-monitoring hardware and software – and is expected to bring economic, social and environmental impacts, including towards achieving UN SDGs and EU policy. Pesticide and nitrate pollution in fresh waters pose a significant risk to public health and the environment. Exposure to pesticides can lead to several cancer types or Parkinson’s disease, while nitrate can result in “Blue Baby Syndrome” and cause eutrophication. According to latest estimates, getting sick from drinking tap water in Europe had a societal cost of €220 million. Meanwhile, inefficient water monitoring based on sampling and lab analyses does not provide early alerts. Water suppliers need to meet EU monitoring requirements and react instantly with contamination treatment protocols, protect water supplies and avoid economic losses through shutdowns. Our innovative solution rapidly detects specific water pollutants and transmit real-time data on contaminant levels and movements in natural water systems before they could reach water infrastructures and consumers. It saves both time and costs (by at least 40%), it vastly improves data quality and quantity, and it provides a data analysis and hazardous pollutants alert service to monitoring agencies. Our goal is to mature, scale-up and demonstrate the production of the CoPs sensor platform for continuous in-situ water monitoring, targeting water suppliers as initial clients, and with the potential to create new markets within the agriculture and private well owner segments. A successful CoPs project will allow us to create measurable impacts on our companies, quantified as accumulated revenue of €217m in five years (2021-2025), equal to accumulated operating profit of €86.05m, creating 101 full time employments in our value chain, and generating €21.83m in reduced costs for our end-users


List of deliverables.
Communication, dissemination and exploitation material, interim Websites, patent fillings, videos etc. 2019-11-07 15:07:38

Take a look to the deliverables list in detail:  detailed list of CoPs deliverables.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2020 Jafar Safaa Noori, John Mortensen, Alemnew Geto
Recent Development on the Electrochemical Detection of Selected Pesticides: A Focused Review
published pages: 2221, ISSN: 1424-8220, DOI: 10.3390/s20082221
Sensors 20/8 2020-04-24

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