12 Oct 2020
New innovative technologies enhance the performance of the CLAIM Ferrybox
As of today, two new and innovative technologies study the Mediterranean waters and measure data, valuable for the purification of seas from microplastics.
CLAIM team members from the National Institute of Science and Technologies of the Sea (INSTM), Tunisia have successfully added two new technologies to the existing Ferrybox installation, placed on ships of opportunity. These new devices namely an Autosampler and a Microplastic Filtration System enhance the performance of the Ferrybox, as they allow for better exploitation of hydrological data.
The Ferrybox was installed on February 2016 on board the Tunisian Ferry C/f Carthage of the Tunisian Company Navigation CTN Tunisia ferry. The device has the unique characteristic to measure five components – temperature, salinity, chlorophyll, turbidity and dissolved oxygen, per minute along its’ two main routes – Tunis-Marseille and Tunis-Genoa.
The two CLAIM technologies installed as an extension to the FerryBox mark another great achievement for the CLAIM project.