Project Partners


RINA Consulting S.p.A.

We're a global team of 5,300+ experts simplifying complexities in energy transition, ESG, and digitalization. Our roots go back to Registro Italiano Navale, one of the world's first ship classification registers. Today, we offer testing, inspection, certification, and engineering solutions in markets like marine, energy, mobility, and more. Our goal is to partner with clients to develop sustainable solutions and improve quality of life for future generations.


Bluemater's portfolio offers solutions to a variety of problems related to water and air pollution. We offer innovative biological treatment technologies for wastewater and industrial gases for public companies and industries. All Bluemater solutions are based on unique and patented sustainable biological treatments and are tailor-made for every customer need. Efficiency, modularity and circularity are at the heart of our R&D activity, and both investment and operating expenses are kept in mind.



MDM Team is an Italian SME located in Florence Italy (, founded in 2012 with marine robotics as core business. MDM Team combines several leading experts to support consultancy and designing for a large number of engineering applications, such as Design and prototyping of complex mechatronics systems, CAD design, FEM analysis, Development of mathematical models and software for real-time simulations, Homologation/certification of systems and components. MDM Team has a core team with many years of experience in prototyping of complex robotics systems, including underwater vehicle design and control (AUV/ROV), surface vehicle design and control (USV), inertial navigation systems and inertial measurement units (MRU), sensor fusion, human machine interface design, simulation of mathematical models, numerical optimization and systems architecture. Our mission aims at delivering innovative mechatronics products and to support customer need through consultancy services and high-tech solutions.


SENSICHIPS is an SME developing safety learning microsensors. The company brings together a unique combination of expertise in materials science, analytical chemistry, nanotechnologies, precision analog, digital microelectronics and artificial intelligence to engage in the development of a next generation learning microsensors platform. Miniature sensors include diverse sensor types, signal conditioning, acquisition electronics and synergistic coordination to improve recognition, into a single microchip. Measuring just 3x3mm, the chips offer an integrated microsensor IC platform with low power consumption with detection capabilities that include chemical, physical, materials diagnostics, structural health integrity and electrochemistry. Sensichips Srl is part of the Arescosmo Spa industrial group.



The Algarve Centre of Marine Sciences (CCMAR-Algarve) - is one of the foremost marine science research centers in Portugal, gathering experts in the fields of marine biology, ecology, oceanography, environmental sciences, biotechnology, fisheries, and aquaculture. Dedicated to R&D in marine sciences, CCMAR-Algarve aims to promote multidisciplinary research and education related with the marine environment, with emphasis on the processes of environmental change that affect marine ecosystems. With a multidisciplinary team of about 250 scientific researchers, well-equipped marine facilities and laboratories and facilitated access to important marine and coastal ecosystems, CCMAR-Algarve develops activities that fall into five different core areas: Research, Training, Business, Society and Collaboration. Specifically, the Marine Biotechnology group, has worked on several aspects of microalgae biology, physiology, and biotechnology for the past 20 years and has several expertise that will be applied to RHE-MEDiation namely, the use of microalgae for the treatment of agricultural, industrial and urban wastewaters, isolation of new microalgal strains and their biochemical characterization for added value compounds and for biofuel applications. For the development of RHE-MEDiation, CCMAR counts with a comprehensive chemical platform equipped with state-of-the-art analytical instruments as HPLC-DAD, HPLC-ELSD, UHPLC-HRMS, GC-FID, GC-MS, 500 MHz NMR, multiplate readers (absorbance, fluorescence and luminescence), Automated Microwave Digestion System, Microwave Plasma AES, and an Elementar Analyser (CHN).


The National Research Council (CNR) is the largest public research institution in Italy, the only one under the Research Ministry performing multidisciplinary activities. CNR’s mission is to perform research in its own Institutes, to promote innovation and competitiveness of the national industrial system, to promote the internationalization of the national research system, to provide technologies and solutions to emerging public and private needs, to advice Government and other public bodies, and to contribute to the qualification of human resources. The IRSA-CNR and IAS-CNR research groups are part of the Institute of Water Research (IRSA) and the Institute for the Study of Anthropogenic Impacts and Sustainability in the Marine Environment (IAS), of the National Research Council (CNR). The Water Research Institute (IRSA) has aim of carrying out research activities in the fields of management and protection of water resources and in the development of methodologies and technologies for water purification and treatment of urban and industrial wastewater and in the remediation and characterization of contaminated sites. Multidisciplinarity has always been the main peculiarity and “strength” of IRSA, where engineers, chemists, geologists, biologists, physicists, etc., work together in the research groups.



The Hellenic Centre for Marine Research (HCMR) is a governmental research organization operating under the supervision of the General Secretariat for Research and Innovation of the Hellenic Ministry of Development. The Institute of Oceanography of HCMR is recognized as one of Europe's major research institutes in the region of the eastern Mediterranean Sea, an important tool to promote, expand and enhance the European Marine Research Area. It has undertaken and successfully completed a variety of EU projects, thus building its infrastructure and expertise in the research field of the aquatic environment. HCMR has a long-standing experience assessing the status of the marine environment and the impact of pollutants and effluents, using both observational and modelling tools. HCMR is the national research organization responsible for the monitoring of the Hellenic coastal zone according to the requirements of the Water Framework Directive (WFD) and the Hellenic Seas according to the requirements of the Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD) according to EU requirements. HCMR researchers are members and consultants in international and national organizations and professional associations/networks for setting and updating the criteria and environmental targets foreseen by the MSFD and/or the Barcelona Convention, thus supporting European and Mediterranean policies through sound scientific knowledge.


Athens Water Supply and Sewerage Company (EYDAP) is the largest Water Utility in Greece active in the distribution and management of water and the provision of sewerage and wastewater treatment services.

EYDAP supplies Attica with some of the highest quality water in Europe. EYDAP Water Supply Sector serves 4,300,000 customers (2,030,000 water meters) along a network exceeding 9,500 km. The Company operates three dams, four water reservoirs, two aqueducts and four water treatment plants that have a nominal supply from 200.000 to 600.000 m3 daily each. The main water sources and the reservoirs used are located in pristine areas, free from agricultural and industrial activity, so that the Greek capital is supplied with water of excellent quality, transported naturally by gravity, with low energy consumption. The Wastewater Treatment sector of EYDAP serves approximately 3,695,000 inhabitants. The management of wastewater is done by designing and implementing an integrated treatment system in the Wastewater Treatment Plants, particularly important for the protection of the environment. The sewerage of the Athens Metropolitan Area is carried out by a network of primary and secondary wastewater pipes, spreading over 8,438 km. The treatment of effluents in EYDAP's areas of competence is carried out at the three Wastewater Treatment Plants (WWTP) at Metamorfosi, (WWTPM), at the island of Psyttalia (WWTPP) and at Thriasio Pedio (WWTPT). EYDAP's strategy is based on achieving balanced and sustainable development for the benefit of society as a whole, customers, employees, shareholders and all those who have a legitimate interest in it.



TÜBİTAK MARMARA RESEARCH CENTER (MAM) is one of the leading organizations of the advanced technology world thanks to its ability and capacity of research, research infrastructure and world class administrative and operational process management. Since its establishment in 1972, TÜBİTAK MAM performs its operations in “TÜBİTAK Gebze Campus” in the City of Kocaeli. The Center aims at becoming a world leader in science and technology production with its research, development and innovation capabilities widely shared by its Climate Change and Sustainability, Energy Technologies, Materials Technologies and Life Sciences


We have been acting in the operation of wastewater and drinking water treatment facilities since 1996 in Turkey, which are among the most important applications of environmental and civil engineering, with the best known techniques in accordance with today's technological developments, and in the construction, cleaning and monitoring of infrastructure facilities. Our business volume is growing along with our company and personnel experience. We not only undertake the operation of large-scale facilities across the country, but also continue our development with R&D practices and strengthen our technological infrastructure in the process. By specializing our group companies in certain subjects, we expand our service network and strive to complete the works we undertake in the shortest time and with the highest quality. We are involved in large-scale operations, infrastructure and superstructure works in important cities of our country. We continue our path with determination, without compromising our service quality, and by attaching great importance to the satisfaction of our customers and employees.



The European Marine Board IVZW (EMB) is an independent and self-sustaining science policy interface organisation that currently represents 37 Member Organisations from 18 European countries. It was established in 1995 to facilitate enhanced cooperation between European marine science organisations towards the development of a common vision on the strategic research priorities for marine science in Europe. The EMB promotes and supports knowledge transfer for improved leadership in European marine research. Its membership includes major national marine or oceanographic institutes, research funding agencies and national consortia of universities with a strong marine research focus. Adopting a strategic role, the EMB serves its member organisations by providing a forum within which marine research policy advice is developed and conveyed to national agencies and to the European Commission, with the objective of promoting the need for, and quality of, European marine research. The EMB provide advice on future strategies, by identifying scientific challenges and opportunities through foresight activities, analysis, events and studies to provide high-level recommendations.