REMOSIS means “Remote Mosquito Situation and Identification System”. The aim of the REMOSIS project is to develop, validate and commercialise a new smart trap station that can automatically identify mosquito species and count individuals. Results and data will be transmitted wirelessly to a cloud server, making them available for running prediction models, perform risk assessments, issue warnings and make historical analysis of infested areas. This will allow disease vector control professionals to establish surveillance programmes with unprecedented accuracy and responsiveness, overcoming labour costs due to manual inspection. As a result, invasive disease vector species will be detected earlier with greater precision, enabling improved control of outbreaks and better protect populations from virulent diseases.
The REMOSIS project receives funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 691131. The consortium consists of three partners:
Biogents AG (www.biogents.com) was founded in Germany in 2002 as a spin-off from the Department of Zoology and Neurobiology of the University of Regensburg. Biogents aims to transfer the findings of basic research in mosquito behaviour and chemical ecology into environmentally friendly mosquito control applications. The company has considerable experience in the construction, prototyping and production of a variety of mosquito traps. Medical entomologists and similar professionals worldwide use the BG-Sentinel (www.bg-sentinel.com) in mosquito surveillance. Biogents’ mosquito traps apply unique and patented combinations of chemical, physical and visual stimuli to attract mosquitoes. The BG-Sentinel trap is the gold standard trap for Aedes species that transmit diseases like Dengue, Zika or Chikungunya. It is used by scientists and environmental/health protection agencies worldwide, and is also increasingly being used in the surveillance of other mosquito species. Biogents also produces mosquito traps used by consumers to control nuisance mosquitoes (www.mosquitotraps.eu). The Biogents contract R&D unit is active in complementing mosquito control fields (e.g. repellents, space repellents, insecticide-treated textiles and surfaces).
Irideon SL (www.irideon.eu) is a Spanish-German company (headquarters in Spain, delegation and commercial office in Germany), founded by a multidisciplinary team of engineers with experience in industry and academia. Since 2011 this team provides technical consultancy services and solutions to SMEs and research organizations throughout Europe, primarily in the field of information and communications technologies (ICT) and sensor systems. Irideon’s services include feasibility studies, system architecture design, software and electronic hardware development and prototyping. We have created a disruptive, standards-based, open-source framework for the development of fast time-to-market Internet of Things (IoT) solutions, called SENSCAPE. We are continuously developing the SENSCAPE framework and its hardware and software components, as a means to provide rapid, customized Internet of Things (IoT) solutions.
TEIC, the Technological Educational Institute of Crete (www.teicrete.gr) is a higher education and research organization, founded in 1983 by the Hellenic Ministry of Education. The TEI of Crete is a thriving academic community with an expert faculty of 350 members, over 300 administrative and technical staff and approximately 12000 students. TEIC’s Department of Music Technology & Acoustics has an excellent research record in the areas of Bioacoustic Signal Processing, Single Channel Source Separation, Sound Processing, Pattern Recognition, and Acoustic Surveillance Applications. TEIC is one of the most reputed institutions in Bioacoustics, especially applied for the identification of species, and a world leader in the application of sound processing and pattern recognition of insects and have conducted pioneer work in the development of acoustic devices for the identification of insect species in the field.