The EU funded OpenSwarm project's kick-off meeting took place on 26 and 27 January at Inria Paris research center. The OpenSwarm consortium is composed of 9 partners: leading academic institutions, market-leading industrial partners and innovative SMEs.

OpenSwarm aims to develop technologies for the Internet of things.

We will be developing the technological components to pave the way for future innovations within the IoT. Particular emphasis will be placed on smart sensors, which have the capacity to interact within dynamic, connected networks." - explains Thomas Watteyne, in the interview realized by Inria Paris, the project coordinator.

The technologie developed will have multiple applications, it could be used for instance in the agricultural sector or in the industry. Other possible application include the monitoring of sound pollution in marine protected areas (using a buoy equipped with microphones). Falco is in charge of the realization of the marine sector related proof of concept.

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