Products and Services


The CoastObs project will start with a first round of detailed product and service definition but it will be considered as a living portfolio that will be updated at specified points in time during the life time of the project. 

CoastObs services will be based on a combination of different EO-based water quality information products in combination with optical in situ measurements . In addition to standard EO water quality products, a number of innovative products will be advanced from research to operational status within the project. Another innovative aspect will be the definition and implementation of higher-level products such as aggregated products and indicators that match the users' information needs. 

Different service types are foreseen , including operational monitoring, reporting to fulfil the requirement of directives, spatial suitability analysis and historic analysis. The different products and service types can be flexibly assembled into services to match the users’ information needs. 

The initial products and services foreseen are:

Basic Products
  • Chlorophyll-a
  • Total suspended matter, turbidity
  • Phycocyanin, Coloured dissolved organic matter
  • Sea surface temperature
Innovative Products
  • Seagrass, macro algae
  • Phytoplankton size classes
  • Harmful/indicator algae species
  • Phytoplankton primary production
Higher level products
  • Statistics/aggregation
  • Indicators for water framework directive reporting
  • Harmful algal blooms forecast
  • Shellfish culture potential


Service Types
  • Near real time monitoring and early warning
  • Environmental reporting
  • Historic analysis