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MARCOAST: The Water quality services two years of experiences and achievements

Viel, Monique and Garnesson, Philippe and Gohin, Francis and Hesselmans, Gerard and Krawczyk, Harald and Lange, Uwe and Op 't Eyndt, Tom and Peters, Steef and Pettersson, Lasse H. and Figueroa, Araceli Pi and Pyhälahti, Timo and Ruddick, Kevin and Stelzer, Kerstin and Stipas, Tapani and Tornfeldt-Sørensen, Jacob V. (2008) MARCOAST: The Water quality services two years of experiences and achievements. In: EuroGOOS 2008 Conference, pp. 1-6. EuroGOOS 2008 ( Coastal to Global Operational Oceanography: Achievements and Challenges), 2008-05-20 - 2008-05-22, Sandy Park, Exeter, UK.

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MarCoast (Marine und Coastal Environmental Information Services)is the GMES Service Element Project (2005-2008) addressing the marine environment and is funded by the European Space Agency. MarCoast is delivering on a regular basis a wide array of products to support the monitoring of European Seas in terms of water quality, alga bloom and oil spill to specific users directly involved in the project. The Water Quality services is pan-European and is addressed to users in charge of operational implementation of international, EU and national environmental policies, such as regional seas conventions (e.g. OSPAR, Barcelona Conventions), the EU Water Framework Directive, ICZM recommendations, etc. MarCoast water quality monitoring and algae blooms monitoring and alert rely – beside SST from AVHRR and AATSR – on data provided by two ocean colour instruments: MERIS onboard ENVISAT and MODIS on Aqua. Raw ocean colour are processed using case 1 and case 2 algorithms and delivered with a resolution of 1 km. MERIS FR data (300 m) are also processed for some demonstration areas. The main challenges of MarCoast are the validation of EO data using in situ data provided by the user, an attempt of regionalisation of the products and the building-up of tailored services for different typologies of users representing a Pan-European effort to build upon for the GMES Marine downstream services.

Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:MARCOAST: The Water quality services two years of experiences and achievements
AuthorsInstitution or Email of Authors
Viel, MoniquePlanetek Italia
Garnesson, PhilippeACRI-ST France
Gohin, FrancisIfremer, France
Hesselmans, GerardArgoss, NL
Krawczyk, HaraldUNSPECIFIED
Lange, UweBrockmann Consult, Germany
Op 't Eyndt, TomGeoID, Belgium,
Peters, SteefIVM, NL
Pettersson, Lasse H.NERSC, Norway
Figueroa, Araceli PiStarlab, Espagn
Pyhälahti, Timo SYKE, Finland
Ruddick, KevinMUMM, Belgium
Stelzer, KerstinBrockmann Consult, Germany
Stipas, TapaniFIMR, Finland
Tornfeldt-Sørensen, Jacob V.DHI, Denmark
Date:May 2008
Journal or Publication Title:EuroGOOS 2008 Conference
Page Range:pp. 1-6
Keywords:GMES, Pan-European, coastal monitoring, satellite applications, water quality , algae blooms.
Event Title:EuroGOOS 2008 ( Coastal to Global Operational Oceanography: Achievements and Challenges)
Event Location:Sandy Park, Exeter, UK
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:2008-05-20 - 2008-05-22
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport (old)
HGF - Program:Space (old)
HGF - Program Themes:W EO - Erdbeobachtung
DLR - Research area:Space
DLR - Program:W EO - Erdbeobachtung
DLR - Research theme (Project):W - Vorhaben Entwicklung und Erprobung von Verfahren zur Gewässerfernerkundung (old)
Location: Berlin-Adlershof
Institutes and Institutions:Remote Sensing Technology Institute > Marine Remote Sensing
Deposited By: Bärbel Bolowski
Deposited On:16 Feb 2009
Last Modified:28 Mar 2013 10:17

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