User meeting in Bourgneuf Bay

@By Laurent Barille

University of Nantes and Biolittoral have met end-users on the 19th and 21th of March to deliver WP3 intertidal seagrass products from CoastObs case-study in Bourgneuf Bay.

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!

Fieldwork campaign in Venice for validating Sentinel-3 EO data!

By @CoastObs partner Mariana Mata Lara, Geonardo 


The National Research Council - Department of Earth System Science and Environmental Technologies (CNR-DTA) and LOCHS Lab from Stirling University went on a fieldwork campaign for taking water samples of the Adriatic Coast and validate Sentinel 3 data. 

Here some sneak peeks of sunny Venice and the water quality monitoring. 

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.