Development of a proof of concept to monitor heavy metals and interfering elements in seawater.

The SEAWIZARD project aims to research and develop a proof of concept for monitoring heavy metals such as lead, mercury or cadmium in seawater, as well as key interfering elements such as temperature or pH, at much smaller temporal and spatial scales than currently possible.

As a result, a new concept of marine environmental sensing will be built upon the convergence of dissimilar technologies, such as printed electronics, materials and environmental science and artificial intelligence (AI).

This improvement will make it possible to advance in high-resolution mapping of the concentration levels and distribution pathways of environmental pollution, creating an early warning for marine ecosystems control.

The consortium is led by Eurecat through the Functional Printing & Embedded Devices Unit, which develops printed sensors and heavy metal detection control electronics; the Water, Air & Soil Unit, which is in charge of validating the sensors and the Applied Artificial Intelligence Unit, which will develop the artificial intelligence models.

The project also counts with the participation of the company GraphenicaLab, an expert in the development and production of graphene-based devices for detection applications.

General details


SEAWIZARD – Multiplex AI-enabled based lab-on-a-chip sensing platform for heavy metal ions monitoring on marine water

Project reference


Programme and call for tender

Project funded through the State Program for R&D&i Oriented to the Challenges of Society, within the framework of the State Plan for Scientific and Technical Research and Innovation 2017-2020 AEI Strategic Lines