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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 fulfill 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.

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Satellites and big data to monitor Marine Protected Areas and the Ocean
Satellites and big data to monitor Marine Protected Areas and the Ocean

Article by: Evdokia Bairampa
 

This year, the Global Ocean Action’s goal is to take action and protect 30% of our blue planet by 2030. How can remote sensing help monitor Marine Protected Areas?

COVID19 reveals human impact on environment: Example of Venice Water Transparency seen by Copernicus
COVID19 reveals human impact on environment: Example of Venice Water Transparency seen by Copernicus
Our partner CNR Italy, leading also the Copernicus Marine Service data provider from Ocean Color Thematic Assembly Center (OC TAC), have analyzed in detail the water transparency in recent Sentinel-2 images for the Venice Lagoon. Click to read more!
CoastObs platform preview!!
CoastObs platform preview!!
Continuously improving the theory and practice of remote sensing based water quality monitoring and management.
Weekly phytoplankton bloom info!
Weekly phytoplankton bloom info!

 

Our partners @HZeeland and @Water_Insight have set a weekly phytoplankton bloom report that will provide info on phytoplankton conditions to shellfish farmers in the Netherlands.  

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