PROTOOL stands for PROductivity TOOLs: Automated Tools to Measure Primary Productivity in European Seas. In this three years (2009-2012) project we will develop and adapt technology to measure primary production of phytoplankton with automated optical techniques, so that they can be placed on ships of opportunity (SOOP, ferries, container ships). Read more

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The project is divided into five subprojects: instrument development, field testing, conversion factors, intercalibration and data analysis and dissemination. Read more

The consortium consists of nine partners from five European countries. It comprises 5 academic institutes, 2 SME's and 2 public authorities. Read more

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