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AITEX. Project Coordinator

Technical Coordinator: Mr. Eduardo Fages

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Management Coordinator: Ms. Miriam Martínez

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IEL

Mr. Gabriel Soler

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UNIPG

Dr. Luigi Torre

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ATEVAL

Mrs. Laura Santos

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Overview

SEAMATTER: Revalorization of coastal algae wastes in textile nonwoven industry with applications in building noise isolation

The main objective of SEA-MATTER is to demonstrate and validate the reuse of coastal algae and seaweed accumulations as raw materials in composites industry. This particular kind of natural residues will find application in non-woven textile industry, so materials derived from marine biomass will become a sustainable textile reinforcements suitable to be implemented in composite industries, specifically as acoustic panels in buildings.

Algae and seaweed accumulations on beaches and along our coasts are an environmental nuisance; this biomass emits unpleasant odors, promotes mosquitos and their rotting contribute to increase the high mortality in shellfish beds as they turn into rubbish. City Councils of the coastal areas are required to remove them if they want to remain their touristic conditions and their Blue Flag Beach category (FEE-Foundation for Environmental Education). It is important to remark that sand is also removed when algae residues are collected so, year by year the beach goes back and must be regenerated applying new sand. For this reason, currently the most widely adopted practice is to leave the algae residues in the coasts in winter and collect them in summer when tourists make massive use of the coastal areas. Generally, this actuation takes place within the Integrated Management System where all the marine accumulations are managed as urban solid wastes and are deposited in a landfill and/or incinerated.

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News & events

SEAMATTER in  COMPOTEC 2015- Febraury 2015

UNIPG has disseminated the project in the Compotec 2015 7! Rassegna Internazionale Composite e tecnologie correlate in Ferrara. From 4th to 6th February 2015 through leaflets and the project poster. 


SEAMATTER presented to city Councils

IEL presented SEAMATTER results to several city councils that have the same problem of Posidonia banquettes. In order to fully disseminate the project among the government. San Javier (Murcia), Altea (Alicante), Guardamar del Segura (Alicante), Xabia (Alicante), Villajoiosa (Alicante), Santa Pola (Alicante), Torrevieja (Alicante).


SEAMATTER in the Tourism master of the Alicante University. February 2015

IELorganized a dissemination event in the "Masted of tourism management" of the Alicante University the 10th February 2015 in Alicante where SEAMATTER was presented to 25 students.


SEAMATTER in the II infoday "Medioambiente marino y litoral en la Comunidad Valenciana y Murcia: Fortaleciendo alianzas". Alicante (Spain) February 2015

IEL attended and performed a lecture presenting SEAMATTER project results. "Recogida y tratamiento de arribazones de Posidonia Oceanica en las costas: Revalorización y criterios. Resultados del proyecto LIFE SEAMATTER". Audience 75 people. 6th February 2015.


  SEAMATTER final meeting

Last 19th February, the SEAMATTER consortium has celebrated the Final meeting where the results of the project were presented. Samples of the prototypes were shown and also we start preparing the final report and the financial audit.

All the partners were very satisfied about the project progress and about the results obtained 


 SEAMATTER in  El Campello schools

On the 13th and 19th February, the project has been presented to children from two schools in el Campello (IES Enric Valor and Salesianos), samples have been shown and also the benefits of the Posidonia Oceanica in the Environment and how we have take profit of the wastes have been learnt by them. At the end of the sesion, they have filled in the same questionnaire in order to learn about the effectivity of the training action. 

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SEAMATTER in HEIMTEXTIL 2015.  January 2015

 ATEVAL disseminated the SEAMATTER project during the event .


SEAMATTER in  Economía 3 magazine. January 2015

AITEX has published an article in Economía 3 magazine about the final results of the project. You can download the article here.


SEAMATTER in  AITEX magazine nº 49. January 2015

AITEX has published an article with the project results in its magazine. You can download it here.


SEAMATTER in  Canals and Bocairent schools

 On the 28th January, SEAMATTER has been presented to children from Canals and Bocairent schools, samples have been shown and also the benefits of the Posidonia Oceanica in the Environment and how we have take profit of the wastes have been learnt by them. At the end of the sesion, they have filled in the same questionnaire in order to learn about the effectivity of the training action.

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SEAMATTER in  La Salle school

 On the 11th December, the consortiuml performed a lecture in La Salle school in order to explain  the studens the project in an easy way. The main aim of this dissemination action is to raise concience of the importance of the Posidonia in our beaches and also the importance of reuse wastes as a way of maintain the Environment.

At the end of the lecture, we have passed a second questionnaire in order to assess the lessons lernt by this dissemination action. 

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  SEAMATTER in the KMM event "Sustainable composite materials based on the revalorization of industrial wastes: applications in transport". Dresden, Nov 2014

 Dr. Eduardo Fages from AITEX has mad a lecture in the framework of this event where the use of seaweed in the manufacture of composites within the project has been exposed.

You can download here the  Presentation


SEAMATTER final event in ECOPLAYAS

 From 5th to 7th November, the consortium of the project LIFE SEAMATTER has organized its final event in the framework of the congress ECOPLAYAS in Bilbao (Spain). The Congress was attended by more than 300 people interested in the maritime field. The project has its own booth where posters, leaflets, dissemination material and samples of the product developed were shown and distributed. During the three days, several meetings with people from municipalities, companies and other stakeholders were attended by the consortium members in order to explain the project issues and talk about the results.

At the end of the congress, a lecture by Mr. Gabriel Soler from Coastal Ecology Institute (IE) was taken place. He has exposed the work performed in the project and also the results reached. During the conference, attended by 50 people we have distributed samples and also the Best Practices Guide developed.

A radio interview was also performed.

The event has served as media also for networking with other Life project such as LIFE POSIDONIA or LIFE CUBOMED among others.


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YOU CAN DOWNLOAD THE PRESENTATION IN THIS LINK


SEAMATTER final dissemination and networking event

From 5th to 7th November in Bilbao (Spain), SEAMATTER will organize the final dissemination and networking event where the main results of the project will be presented through a conference and a booth. You are all welcome to visit ECOPLAYAS congress and now more about this interesting project. 

Please register at:

www.ecoplayas.org


SEAMATTER in  Composites of Spain. Madrid October 2014

The project has been disseminated in AITEX booth, samples and dissemination material have been shown. Different meeting have been arranged with people interested in our bio-based composites

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SEAMATTER in  XII CONVEGNO NAZIONALE AIMAT 2014- September 2014

UNIPG has make a lecture intitled "Nanocompositi di acido polilattico rinforzati con nanocristalli di cellulosa estratti da Posidonia Oceanica: proprietà funzionali e biodegradazione". Audience 300 people.


SEAMATTER in NANOFORUM CONFERENCE. September 2014. Rome (Italy) 

UNIPG presented the project in Nanoforum Conference on the 23th September 2014 through leaflets and a lecture " Rivalorizzazione degli scarti Progetto Life: SEAMATTER". Audience 250 people.


SEAMATTER in  Aitex Magazine nº 48- September 2014

An article has appeared in Aitex Magazine nº 48. You can download it here


SEAMATTER in  Narotech Congress. Frankfurt September 2014

The project has been disseminated int he Narotech congress in Frankfurt, where several expressions of interest have been gathered.

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5th General meeting of SEAMATTER in  Terni. September 2014

 The consortium has met in September the 3rd in order to expose the results obtained until August and plan the last part of the project. 


Seamatter in El Campello Beaches

You can see some pictures of the project poster in El Campello beaches. During summer 2014

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SEAMATTER in  schools

In order to disseminate the project with teenagers beaches users and concenciate new generations the consortium has promote the project in several schools beginning with a questionnaire that has been passed to children aged 12-16 years old (May and June 2104) for awakening their curiosity in the algae/plan wastes problem. After Summer we intend to make a short lecture in the same schools presenting the project and results and pass the same questionnaire in order to verify the level of knowledge improvement about the problem and SEAMATTER solution.


SEAMATTER in the beaches of El Campello

During summer season, the project will be disseminated in the beaches of El Campello (Spain) where a solid poster will be installed in order that people could be informed about the best practices used for collecting the plants in beaches and also the rear process until being converted into a building pannel.

Also a project banner is being created to be showed in the Tourist Info of El Campello.

Some surveys have been also performed with Beaches users in order to monitor the impact of the project action. The same survey will be performed after Summer season in two beaches Carrer la Mar and Mutxavista.

You can download the Poster for the beaches


 SEAMATTER in the presentation of the document COTEC opportunities for Technical Textiles. Madrid, July 2014. 

 ATEVAL disseminated the SEAMATTER project during the event which was attended by 20 people.


 SEAMATTER in the 2nd International Conference on sustainable solid waste management 2014. Athens, Greece

AITEX disseminated the SEAMATTER project during the event which take place in June 2014. Sagrario Gironés has given a lecture about the project and also the project leaflet was used.


 SEAMATTER in ATEVAL General Meeting. June 2014

 ATEVAL disseminated the SEAMATTER project during the event which was attended by 50 people.


 SEAMATTER in International Business Convention on Technical Textiles 15th edition. Troyes, France. June 2014

 ATEVAL disseminated the SEAMATTER project during the event which was attended by 200 people.


SEAMATTER in Greenweek 2014. Brussels, Belgium

 AITEX disseminated the SEAMATTER project during the event which take place in June 2014. The project leaflet was used.


SEAMATTER in the Competitiveness and Innovation Committe. Banyeres. May 2014

 Around 80 people attended the event where ATEVAL presented SEAMATTER leaflet the 8th May 2014.


SEAMATTER in INDEX Congress. Geneve, Switzerland

AITEX disseminated the SEAMATTER project during the event which take place in April 2014. The project leaflet was used.


  SEAMATTER in the 6th UTIB International R&D Brockerage Event in Turkish Textile and clothing sector". Bursa (Turkey)

ATEVAL disseminated the SEAMATTER project during the event attended by 250 people in April 2014. 


  SEAMATTER in the European Annual Conference. Brussels

AITEX disseminated the SEAMATTER project during the event which take place in April 2014. The project leaflet was used.

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  SEAMATTER 4th Annual Meeting. Valencia

AITEX organized the 4th Annual meeting in March 2014 in Valencia. The Consortium presented the project results and also the Mid Term Report was planned and discussed.

Next meeting will be in September 2014 in Terni (Italy).


  SEAMATTER in the fair JEC 2014. Paris

AITEX disseminated the SEAMATTER project during the event which take place in March 2014. The project leaflet was used.

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  SEAMATTER presented in COMPOTEC 2014. Carrara (Italy). February 2014.

UNIPG presented a lecture about the project in this event.


  SEAMATTER published an article in the facebook from Platecma

AITEX published an article. You can download it here.


SEAMATTER in FITUR 2014. Madrid January 2014

IEL together with El Campello city council disseminated the project through the project leaflet in El Campello booth. FITUR is the most attended showtrade dedicated to tourism. Attendance was 120.231 professionals and 97.549 general public.


SEAMATTER in HEIMTEXTIL 2014. Frankfurt

ATEVAL disseminated the SEAMATTER project during the event. January 2014.


  SEAMATTER in Colombiatex 2014. Bogotá

AITEX disseminated the SEAMATTER project during the event in AITEX booth. January 2014

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SEAMATTER in the 40th CIESM Congress, Marseille (France). November 2013

IEL attended the event  They performed a lecture "Preliminary study of the management of Posidonia Oceanica banquetter in Spanish coast". The lecture was attended by 40 people. 


  ECOFIRA DISSEMINATION

 AITEX disseminate the Project though its

its stand during the fair celebrated in Valencia from 13rd to 15th of November 2013. 

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Also IEL presented the results of the project with the presentation "SEAMATTER: Revalorización de residuos de algas marinas para aplicaciones textiles. Audience 50 people.


  LIFE WETCOMP FINAL NETWORKING EVENT. Dusseldorf (Germany)

 AITEX presented SEAMATTER in the networking event organized in the framework of K Messe (Plastic and composite fair). October 2013. 40 people attended the event.

You can download here the leaflet announcing the event

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  SEAMATTER in Biopol congress

AITEX  disseminated the SEAMATTER project during the event which take place in October 2013. Mr. Eduardo Fages made a presentation. 

You can download here the Presentacion


SEAMATTER in the XV Congress and International Beaches show 2013. Ecoplayas 2013. Valencia (Spain), October 2013. 

IEL attended the event organized and presented SEAMATTER with a lecture " Gestión de los arribazones de Posidonia oceanica en el levante español". The lecture was attended by 120 people.


SEAMATTER in the II Infoday abour maritim meadows organized by LIFE+ Posidonia Andalucia. October 2013 Málaga (Spain) 

IEL attended the event organized by the LIFE+ Posidonia Andalucia which was attended by several LIFE projects with the same thema. The event has served also as networking event. Specially interested was the interaction with the LIFE+ Italy project  "PRIME- Posidonia residues integrated management for eco-sustainability". IEL made a lecture intitled " Proyecto LIFE+SEAMATTER, preliminary studies on the management of the Posidonia Oceanica banquettes in beaches". 200 people attended the lecture.

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SEAMATTER in the Textile Flagships – Brussels

AITEX disseminated the SEAMATTER project during the event which take place the from the 23rd  to 25th of October 2013. 

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  SEAMATTER in TEHTEX 2013- Bucharest (Romania)

 AITEX attended the last Tehtex Fair the 16th and 17th of October 2013 in Bucharest where the first results of the project where presented. 

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 SEAMATTER in TECNIACÚSTICA (Valladolid-Spain)

 AITEX and ATEVAL disseminate the first project results during the Tecniacustica which was celebrated from 2nd to 4th of October 2013 in Valladolid (Spain). ATEVAL disseminate the project though its stand and AITEX presented the project during the event. 

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 Article appeared in AITEX magazine nº 45

You can download the article here


 3rd Consortium Meeting in Terni (Italy)

UNIPG hosted the 3rd consortium meeting where the activities performed were presented and the activities for next 6 months were planned.


 SEAMATTER in the TEXTRANET annual meeting- Valencia (Spain)

AITEX received all the textile research centers form Europe that belong to the TEXTRANET in Valencia the 16th and 17th of September 2013. LIFE+ SEAMATTER project was disseminated among the participants of this meeting. 

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SEAMATTER in the GREEN WEEK 2013 – Brussels (Belgium) 

AITEX attended the Green Week Event in June 2013. The project leaflet was used to disseminate SEAMATTER. We have obtained good interest from people attending the event.


SEAMATTER in the Revista Fondos Europeos Magazine – July 2103 

You can download the article here.


SEAMATTER in the Innovation day "Incontra i Poli Tessili Europei/Meet the EU Textile Clusters – Biella (Italy). June 2013 

ATEVAL presented the project in this event the 25th June 2013, that was attended by 60 people.


   

SEAMATTER in the TECHTEXTIL 2013 – Frankfurt (Germany) 

AITEX and ATEVAL attended the last Techtextile Fair from 10th to 12th of June 2013, AITEX disseminated the project in its booth. TECHTEXTILE is one of the most important textile fair and more than 24.915 visitors attend the fair from 96 countries. 

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SEAMATTER was presented in ATEVAL infoday: "European Funds for Textile Industry". May 213

Last 22nd May 213 ATEVAL presented the project in the infoday that was attended by 50 people.


SEAMATTER was presented in the LIFE NETWORKING Event Valencia (Spain) 

AITEX with the help of REDIT, AVEP and the Valencian Chamber of Commerce have organised a networking event for organisations and partners of LIFE project on 14th May 2013 at Escuela de Negocios Luis Vives in Paterna, Valencia. This event offers the opportunity to exchange experiences of the LIFE programme, analyse project results and establish synergies.

Up to 20 projects had presented their project and more than 90 people had assisted to the event. 

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SEAMATTER was presented in TECNOTEXTIL FAIR. Sao Paulo Brazil. April 2013

ATEVAL presented the project in TECNOTEXTIL FAIR in Brazil last 15th-18th April. Around 40 people were interested in the project leaflet.


SEAMATTER was presented in JEC PARIS 2013

March 2013.

The project was presented in AESICOM booth. It has arised great interest among visitors.

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 SEAMATTER in the General Assembly of the European Textile Platform. March 2013. Brussels

Aitex has presented the project leaflet in the General Assembly of the Textile Platform. The event was mainly attended by textile experts that were informed about the possibilities to use Posidonia wastes to manufacture non wovens. 


 SEAMATTER 2nd General Meeting. El Campello

2nd Meeting was hosted by IEL in El Campello the past 27th of March 2013.

All the consortium presented their progresses and activities carried out and detailed the next steps


 SEAMATTER in COMPOTEC 2013

The University of Perugia presented our SEAMATTER in Compotec 2013 with a project poster. February 2103

You can download the poster here.COMPOTEC POSTER


 SEAMATTER in TV

SEAMATTER in Canal 9 and in La SEXTA

Here you can find both news:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1_3AAdVU5G4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=plvst5nXv7U


SEAMATTER Publication

SEAMATTER has been published in AITEX Magazine nº 43 January 2103: http://www.calameo.com/read/000082830bd0f8b1e0803


 SEAMATTER Kick-off Meeting. ALCOY

2nd October 2012. The consortium helds the kick-off meeting in AITEX Alcoy.

The project tasks were discussed and also the work for the next 6 months was planned.


   AITEX has published an article about all the LIFE projects in which the institute has taken part. September 2012 (Aitex Magazine nº 42). You can download the article here

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   You can download the project 1st Newsletter here 1st NEWSLETTER and the 2nd Newsletter


You can download the project leaflet here LEAFLET SEAMATTER


  You cand download the project poster here PROJECT POSTER and the 2nd project poster


  SEAMATTER in the LIFE website


The coordinator attended last 13th November the "Coordinators day" in Madrid. Guidelines for the administrative and financial management of the project were offered

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Funding Program: LIFE+. Call 2011

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