4 committed partners for a first ever worldwide innovative system

The Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya BarcelonaTech (UPC) is a public institution dedicated to higher education and research, specialized in the fields of engineering, architecture and science.

The UPC puts its scientific and technological infrastructure at the service of research groups and centres, researchers and students, professionals, companies and institutions.

With its International Projects Unit (UPI) dedicated to the contractual, legal and financial aspects of European projects, the UPC has a long experience in project management including currently ongoing LIFE+ projects. The UPC is the new leader of the AGESCIC project.

The Laboratory of Applied Bioacoustics within the UPC holds more than a decade of experience in passive acoustic monitoring from both cabled and autonomous platforms, in deep and shallow waters, and more recently in air. It specializes in detection, classification and localization of acoustic events of biological, anthropogenic or natural origin that are integrated in global biodiversity monitoring programs.

Within AGESCIC the LAB/UPC will be tasked with the automated processing of acoustic data, the detection of marine mammals and other biological sources, the assessment of noise levels with respect to environmental impact, the integration of other environmental sensors in the data stream and the development of the habitat rehabilitation strategy that includes artificial reefs and an integrated combined visual and acoustic monitoring system.

The Laboratory of Maritime Engineering (LIM) of the UPC will be in charge of turbidity measurements and modelling.

GREENOV-ITES is a company whose statutory mission is "To innovate for the Ecological and Solidarity Transition".  Activities of GREENOV-ITES are mainly focused on the field of Blue Growth and more particularly on Maritime CleanTech in connection with the regulatory, societal and citizen evolutions in progress. In the first instance, GREENOV-ITES is spinning off a technology that has been studied by Naval Group for 5 years, the SubSea Quieter, a Noise Mitigation System.

Subsidiary of Bouygues Travaux Publics, Bouygues Travaux Publics Régions France is specialized in civil works, river and maritime works, earthworks, infrastructure and re-inforcing works.

As a general contractor, particularly active on most French ports, Bouygues Travaux Publics Régions France will bring its long experience in coastal projects. Given its experience in coastal construction projects, Bouygues Travaux Publics Régions France is well aware of their environmental impact.

Within AGESCIC, Bouygues Travaux Publics Régions France, will provide a pilot site where the solution will be tested.



Quiet-Oceans is a European leader in passive acoustics, underwater noise prediction, monitoring and mitigation. Quiet-Oceans provides state-of-the-art risk assessment tools and management capabilities to help governments and maritime industry to secure their projects.

With an international portfolio, Quiet-Oceans is involved with the major players of the offshore marine renewable industry, shipping, coastal development industry as well as with European governmental agencies.

Quiet-Oceans’ flagship products are:

  • Quonops©, its proprietary operational ocean noise prediction system;
  • Smart-PAM, real-time communication buoy providing underwater noise measurement and marine animal activity estimation in real time.

Within the AGESCIC project, Quiet-Oceans will develop the SmartPAM+ system and bring its expertise in underwater acoustics and its impact on fauna.