Sensenet - An EU Framework 7 funded Marie Curie Initial Training Network


What is SENSEnet?

SENSEnet is an EU Framework 7 funded Marie Curie Initial Training Network which brings together leading scientists and researchers from across Europe with the aim of developing novel sensors for the marine environment.

Why SENSEnet?

The demand for new in situ sensor technology for the marine environment has never been stronger.  There is growing recognition that the marine environment is dynamic and ever changing on both short and long temporal and spatial scales. Large holistic programmes are envisaged using observatory and buoy systems.

Who are we?

The network consists of 15 universities and 2 commercial companies from across Europe.  See ‘Our Partners’ for full details.

What does the Network do?

The network is training 16 researchers in the early stages of their career and 1 experienced researcher.   To develop the sensors, they will conduct their own research programs in collaboration with our network partners.

In addition there will be regular meetings, workshops and secondments as well as opportunities for the researchers to attend conferences and participate in research cruises.


Congratulations to Yann Marcon!  He successfully defended his PhD on 8th February 2013

Thanks to everybody who joined us at our SENSEnet showcase at the ASLO 2013 Aquatic Sciences Meeting in New Orleans.  Our researchers shared the highlights of their work in a series of short presentations before informal discussions over drinks and nibbles.


Leonardo Contreira Pereira successfully defended his PhD on 4th December 2012


Justyna Jonca (below) successfully defended her PhD on 1st October 2012


Justyna with her supervisors and defence panel


Anna Kolojimeca and Dr Yong Hyok Kwon from TU Berlin have been awarded the Best Student Paper Award for their paper “A Portable Surface Enhanced Raman (SERS) Sensor System Applied for Seawater and Sediment Investigations on an Arctic Sea-trial”.  The award was presented to Anna on behalf of both her and Dr Kwon at the Twenty-second (2012) International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference, Rhodes, June 17-22, 2012.



Congratulations to Dr Yong Hyok Kwon who was the first of our Early Stage Researchers to be awarded a PhD on 29th March 2012!


Dr Kwon (second from left) and his four examiners

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