Working field



European Commission

Ending Year


3.981.907,50 €

The SMARTLAGOON project pursues the development of a digital twin of the Mar Menor lagoon (Murcia) that includes both the hydrological and water quality relationships of the watershed of the Cartagena field and the Mar Menor itself, as well as the socio-economic relationships existing in this environment.

To this end, it deploys its own IoT infrastructure, with an oceanographic buoy and video cameras capable of measuring the circulating flows and water quality of the main ravines in the area; it carries out citizen science activities, both to improve the knowledge of the associated problems, and to present the DischargeApp mobile application, which allows the measurement of flows; and it practices passive listening to citizens via social networks, using the SensingTools application.

SmartLagoon is a project based on the importance of building a systemic understanding of the socio-environmental interrelationships that affect coastal lagoons and their ecosystem to increase local and city awareness of environmental impacts.

The work plan:

The work plan consists of reporting on publicly available socio-environmental variables through the implementation of a public participation plan. Technical summary of environmental, economic, social and legislative conditions and constraints in the Mar Menor region. Description of policies and associated scenarios for water pollution control and flood mitigation measures.

The project partners:

The project partners are European universities and companies whose research and expertise will enable the development of digital tools essential for the success of the project:

Universidad Católica San Antonio de Murcia (Spain), Universitat Politècnica de València (Spain), WaterITech APS (Denmark), Uppsala Universitet (Sweden), Norsk Institutt for Vannforskning (Norway), Universitá di Bologna (Italy), Photrack AG (Switzerland) y Vielca Ingenieros, S.A. (Spain).


H2020-EU.1.2.2. – Pathfinder FET Proactive projects. Grant agreement ID: 101017861.


01.01.2021 – 31.12.2024

Funded by:

European Union. Horizon 2020 Programme