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European Marine Ecosystem Observatory (EMECO) - Satellite data

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Satellites carrying remote sensors monitor the world's oceans, providing data on sea surface temperature, chlorophyll concentrations, and suspended particulate matter. They also have many other applications, including monitoring changes in sea ice extent and mapping ocean habitats. more

EMECO brings these resources together to create a cost effective observatory that has the potential to operate at the pan European scale. As a starting point the North-west Europe provides a number of opportunities for synergy between on-going monitoring and research programmes operated by EMECO partners. For example, a Cefas SmartBuoy is deployed on the Dutch Oyster Grounds in collaboration with the Dutch Rijkswaterstaat and Deltares. This region is also in the vicinity of a joint Continuous Plankton Recorder (CPR: route HE) and a GKSS FerryBox route between Immingham and Cuxhaven as well as overflights by satellites that provide maps of water quality parameters derived from ocean colour. In addition, many EMECO partners run complex coupled hydrodynamic models within North Sea and Celtic Sea domains that benefit from these observations and in return provide tools for improving understanding and predicting changes in the ecosystem in this region.

Biology > Pigments (e.g. chlorophyll), Biology > Plankton > Phytoplankton, Biology > Productivity - biomass
Marine, ANE, Celtic Sea, ANE, North Sea, ANE, United Kingdom

Geographical coverage
ANE, Celtic Sea [Marine Regions]
ANE, North Sea [Marine Regions]
ANE, United Kingdom [Marine Regions]


Dataset status: In Progress
Data type: Data
Data origin: Monitoring: field survey
Metadatarecord created: 2012-12-14
Information last updated: 2013-04-09
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