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Waterfisher allows to collect water samples safely

December 20, 2017

A team of five researchers from LSRE-LCM  João Sousa (Granted Researcher),  Marta Barbosa (PhD Student), Ana Rita Ribeiro  (Post-doctoral Researcher), Adrián Silva  (Associate Researcher) and Fernando Pereira  (Associate Professor) created the Waterfisher, a surface water sampler.

The Waterfisher allows the collection of water samples from places with difficult access (e.g. lakes, cliffs and canyons) without the need for an aquatic transportation.
At the moment this technology has already a validated prototype in real context of an operational environment. The innovative character of the invention has allowed advancement to a Portuguese patent application.

LSRE-LCM congratulates his researchers team for the succecfully idea market!

More information available at: https://upin.up.pt/pt-pt/content/waterfisher-tecnologias-uporto
To understand how Waterfisher works see the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=VhIpLRJDTaM

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