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

User meeting with the Regulatory Council of Mussel from Galicia

This week our partner The University of Vigo met with the Regulatory Council of Mussel from Galicia, and agreed on collaborating in CoastObs with data exchange and future meetings.

CoastObs' birthday, project and review meeting

@By CoastObs partner Mariana Mata Lara, Geonardo

This month CoastObs turned one year old! This coincided with our 3rd project meeting and 1st review meeting, so we all got to gather in Scotland where we were hosted by our partner The University of Stirling.

Seagrass mapping at Bourgneuf bay, France!

@By CoastObs partner Mariana Mata Lara, Geonardo

 

The University of Nantes started a fieldwork campaign for mapping seagrass at Bourgneuf bay and they sent a lovely photo to all CoastObs team!

Sampling in the Ria de Vigo, Spain for the validation of Copernicus EU Sentinel-2 and -3 data

@By CoastObs partner Mariana Mata Lara, Geonardo

 

The Laboratory for Optical Biogeochemistry and Remote Sensing from Stirling University and the Centro de Investigación Mariña from University of Vigo, went on a fieldwork campaign to characterize the biogeooptical parameters of the complex waters of the Ria de Vigo as part of the the validation of Copernicus EU Sentinel-2 and -3 data. 

Check out some of the fieldwork campaign photos because they didn't only manage to spot a harmful algae bloom but also some dolphins!

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