“MENELAOSNT”  Multimodal Environmental Exploration Systems Novel Technologies

Project Detail

The increasing sensitivity and resolution of remote sensing and the steadily growing range and field of view of the short and medium range 2D / 3D-sensorics sensors are closing the gap between analyzing unknown scenarios from outside (remote) and from within (in-situ). However, there is an urgent need of detecting and isolating relevant information from the ubiquitously present noise and disinformation,to avoid increasing the dimensionality and volume of data (“Big Data”).

MENELAOS_NT optimizes the multimodal and multisensor fusion by combining the information provided by different sensors (in situ / remote, optical / non-optical) taking into account their different features.

MENELAOS_NT provides deeper information and better understanding on micro- and macroscopic scale to predict and possibly control critical evolutions of the monitored processes.

Based on Compresive Sensing, a novel mathematical theory to acquire targeted information from sensors, dismissing non relevant data, MENELAOS  is focussed to develop new technologies to directly acquire compressed information and fuse these very different sources of information to derive the specific information, needed to explore and understand a specific environment. This approach will not only maximize the quantity of information, but, in fact, will provide a superior quality of information.

The project addresses the key challenges of society; sustainable agriculture and forestry, bioeconomy, environmental changes, efficiency of resources and t protection of the freedom and security of European society.

The coverage of the entire chain of information generation plays a key role here, and constitutes a key future market with enormous potential, which guarantees excellent professional perspectives for early stage researchers.


Universidad de Siegen DE
Fraunhofer Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der Angewandten Froschung E.V DE
Ingeniería Insitu SL ES
Universitatea Politehnica din Bucuresti RO
Basanci Universitesi TR
Universidade de Santiago de Compostela ES
Technion Reasearch and Development Foundation LTD Israel


pmdtechnogies ag DE
Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt DE


For further information, please visit www.menelaos-nt.eu

The MENELAOS project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 860370