Information Services on marine water quality

Projet en cours

Project leader Thales Alenia Space
Industrials partners ACRI, Brockmann Consult, Planetek Italia SRL, DHI, Institut Royal des Sciences naturelles de Belgique, Finnish Environment Institute, Plymouth Marine Laboratory, Nansen Environmental, Danish Meteorological Institute, Deutsches Zentrum für Luft und Raumfahrt, Satellite Oceanographic Consultants Ltd, ARGANS, Water Insight, Ilmatietteen Laitos
Budget 4 800 K€
Cofinanceur publics EU via FP7/Space
Year of labeling 2009
Year of co-financing 2009


The objective is the development and provision of downstream services in the field of marine water quality using observations from land and European upstream services and products from GMES.

5 branches of service will be developed:

  • Production of indicators for the European Framework Directives on Water and the Marine Environment
  • Forecast of algae blooms, specifically toxic algae
  • Support for large marine infrastructure
  • Support services for the «Monitoring of drainage basins » directive
  • Aquaculture

Pôle Mer Méditerranée and Veolia are part of the User Committee.