WeTest: Sensors for People

A microproject by Association Polarquest
WeTest: Sensors for People
WeTest: Sensors for People
WeTest: Sensors for People
WeTest: Sensors for People
WeTest: Sensors for People
WeTest: Sensors for People
WeTest: Sensors for People
WeTest: Sensors for People

Project Report | Jul 17, 2018
Microproject withdrawal

By Paola Catapano | Polarquest2018 project leader

The WeTest campaign was unfortunately suspended after being online for 90 days as per the microproject policy run by Global Giving.

It reached nearly 200 $ out of the 10.000 $ requested to run fully develop and test the device.

From our side, we are truly sorry that this project didn’t appeal to Global Giving’s audience.

We tried hard to communicate about it via Mail Chimp but also liaising with principal investigator Gaspard Durieux’s activities in the field, for example during his participation in the World Water Forum in Brasilia and the World Water Day ceremony.

Unfortunately, we are not in the position to bring Gaspard on board Nanuq to run his tests and consolidate the APP’s functionalities due to lack of funds.


This is Gaspard's explanation for the failure to complete the research work necessary to develop his app:


Malheureusement, je n’ai pas réussi à faire aboutir à temps le projet de capteur de qualité de l’eau pour accompagner la science à bord. L’équipe avec laquelle je travaille à Edmonton a accumulé les retards. J’ai également eu du mal à me remettre de ma dernière expédition en Amazonie. C’est pourquoi, je vous écris tardivement.J’ai été heureux de participé au développement du projet. J’ai beaucoup appris à vos côtés. Je vous remercie chaleureusement, en particulier Paola et l’équipe de com, pour avoir cru et accompagné WeTest. Je suis désolé de ne pas avoir abouti à temps et d’avoir insuffisamment communiqué avec le reste de l’équipe.L’intégration des capteurs d’Alberta à l’application mobile WaterRangers fait son chemin lentement. Les partenaires québécois avancent sur le développement d’une plateforme de mesure en temps réel des types de planktons. Un premier prototype devrait être déployé dans l’estuaire du St Laurent. J’espère que mon travail sur la mesure de qualité de l’eau porte ses fruits, et que les développements technologiques puissent être associé avec succès à une future expédition scientifique.


I would like to thank the donors who believed in Gaspard's project and reassure them that their donations are not lost!  They are automatocally transferred to Polarquest's flagship project, ie Microplastics, which are due to begin on July 21st when Nanuq casts off from isafjordur, Iceland to reach the Spitsbergen and circumnavigate that arcgipelago. 66 sampling stations are planned with two different methods: Mantanet and bottles. Read more about this on our feature article, publishe on Earth day:


Many thanks for your donations and your understanding!


The Polarquest2018 Team


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Association Polarquest

Location: Meyrin, Geneva - Switzerland
Association Polarquest
Paola Catapano
Project Leader:
Paola Catapano
Meyrin , Switzerland

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