About

CoastObs is an EU H2020 funded project that aims at using satellite remote sensing to monitor coastal water environments and to develop a user-relevant platform that can offer validated products to users including monitoring of seagrass and macroalgae, phytoplankton size classes, primary production, and harmful algae as well as higher level products such as indicators and integration with predictive models.

phytoplankton

phytoplankton

seagrass

seagrass

harmful algal bloom

harmful algal bloom

primary production

primary production

To fulfil this mission, we are in dialogue with users from various sectors including dredging companies, aquaculture businesses, national monitoring institutes, among others, in order to create tailored products at highly reduced costs per user that stick to their requirements.

With the synergistic use of Sentinel-3 and Sentinel-2, CoastObs aims at contributing to the sustainability of the Copernicus program and assisting in implementing and further fine-tuning of European Water Quality related directive.

News

Recap of CoastObs' participation in the European Maritime Day 2018

@By CoastObs partner Mariana Mata Lara, Geonardo

 

On its 11th edition, the European Maritime Day was held in Burgas, Bulgaria last May 31st and June 1st receiving about 900 participants. The most significant event related to maritime policy of the EU Member States, hosted also 18 stakeholder workshops and 27 exhibitors including CoastObs project!

First Project meeting at sunny Venice

@By CoastObs partner Mariana Mata Lara, Geonardo

 

The first Project Meeting was hosted by CoastObs partner CNR in their Institute of Marine Sciences in Venice! 

The three day meeting, which included a fieldtrip, was a success under sunny Italy. Click to check some photos!

CoastObs will attend the European Maritime Day 2018!

@By CoastObs partner Mariana Mata Lara, Geonardo

 

The European Commission's Directorate General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries will bring, as in every year, the European Maritime Day! This year the EMD 2018 will be hold in Burgas, Bulgaria and it will take place on 31 May and 1 June 2018.

You can come and say hi to us as CoastObs will be at the exhibition area! We will have some gifts ready for those that stop by to find out about our project. 

Meeting with Shellfish producers and fisherman representatives

@ By CoastObs member Laurent Barille, Univeristy of Nantes.

 

On the 9th of April, University of Nantes participated to a meeting organized by Shellfish Farmers  (Regional Shellfish Committee) and Fisherman representatives to discuss a field sampling strategy to map wild oyster beds and macroalgae in Bourgneuf Bay, France. With the increase of water temperature, wild oysters progressively colonized intertidal areas, forming dense reefs.

CoastObs: Geonardo’s newest project launched!

@ By CoastObs member Mariana Mata Lara, Geonardo.

 

CoastObs, a 3-year EU-H2020 project focused on developing a user-relevant service platform for coastal water monitoring with validated products derived from Earth Observation (EO), was launched on 23-24 November in Wageningen, Netherlands, at the premises of the project coordinator Water Insight.

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