CAPTIVEN – Sensors and data for environmental quality of water and soil

The Captiven project (CAPTeurs et données pour la qualité ENvironnementale des eaux et des sols) is one of the four winners of the “Carnot PME” and "Carnot International" call-for-projects programme. Run by Carnot BRGM, Irstea (ex-Cemagref) and the Institut Carnot Edrome REM department, this project seeks to forge partnerships between small to medium-sized business and laboratories in the area of environmental metrology.

It aims to enhance the efficiency of metrological facilities in order to monitor risks and reduce the effects of global change, while at the same time optimizing the use of environmental resources.

The project comprises four key strands:

  • Design of basic tools and methods (sensors, etc.);
  • Physical incorporation of sensors into technical or directional systems (drone, etc.) designed for surveillance and operational support;
  • Input, modelling and use of data for services and expert appraisal;
  • Support for public and corporate policies: impact studies, decision-making aid, pre-normative research, etc.

In four areas of implementation:

  • Terrestrial and marine substrata (exploration and exploitation);
  • Soils and natural spaces (uses and impacts: agriculture, resources, peri-urban, etc.; decontamination, natural hazards);
  • Surface water (sound ecological condition, etc.) and underground water (resource estimate, quality, etc.);
  • Coastal areas and marine waters (fishing and fish-farming resources, energy resources, renewable marine energies, risks, etc.).

Download the information document on the CAPTIVEN project and its accompanying information sheet.