Projektet delat mellan Eit och Biokemi. Kontakt person Biokemi Martin Hedström ekonomisk kontakt Jeannettte Nylin Preserving unpolluted ecosystems is of vital importance to the whole world. Rivers play an important role in the ecosystem preservation as, if they not protected, this will contribute to spreading contamination in the surrounding areas. Tracking of contamination in watercourses requires a system that persistently monitors the presence of specific chemical agents in the water. Deployment of such systems, being relatively easy in urbanized areas, remains a great challenge in remote unpopulated areas without infrastructure. With this motivation, GOLDFISH is focused on investigating technological means for tracking pollution in remote rivers using sensor network technology. As the ecosystems of the Amazon jungle and the Andean mountains are of utmost global importance, rivers in these areas have been chosen for testing and pilot deployment of the GOLDFISH system. The GOLDFISH project will employ European ICT research capabilities for designing, development, testing and piloting of a system that aids localization of pollution in watercourses. GOLDFISH will make sure that its target solution will provide an affordable, technologically efficient, and easy to deploy and operate ICT system. More particularly, the core of the GOLDFISH solution will consist of a sensor network, management and data processing system. The sensor network is composed of sensor clusters and gateways. A sensors cluster will be located under water in a watercourse and it will be composed of: a set of chemical sensors, a processing unit and an antenna assembled in one waterproof structure. All the measurement results gathered via chemical sensors is transmitted to the gateways and further, via satellite communication links, to the central Monitoring and Management Station (MMS). MMS will process the data as they are being received in order to immediately detect conditions that indicate the presence of contaminating substances in water. The GODLFISH system will be designed and produced by the EU partners of the GOLDFISH consortium, including three universities and two SMEs, using EU research and technological (hardware and software) know-how and EU-manufactured equipment such as chemical sensors, signal interfaces, network processing units, transceivers, antennas, gateways, etc. The ICT system will be tested in Europe and Latin America.