NKUA coordinates nexus monARC proposed project with the Laboratory of Economic Geology and Geochemistry at the Department of Geology and Geoenvironment of NKUA. The team participating in nexus monARC has been involved in several EU, national and international research projects and has delivered cutting-edge solutions for monitoring, mapping and reconstructing the underwater and onshore environment addressing a vast variety of engineering, environmental, cultural heritage, security and robotics applications. NKUA will build on its expertise on monitoring pollution, mapping the seafloor, volcanism and radioactivity in hydrothermal vents (e.g. projects SANTORY, NanoIsland, RAMONES, VirtualDiver, EMBLAS).
NKUA researchers involved in this project have extensive experience in submerged hydrothermal vents – specifically at the HVA – and in developing methods and sensors for studying the geochemistry of soils and sediments and monitoring organic pollutants, metals, and radioactive materials in the marine environment.