MARine monitoring system of the Hellenic Seas using REmote sensing satellite data and in-situ measurements (MARRE)
The objective of the project is the development of an open source GIS system for monitoring the marine environment by using satellite remote sensing data combined with field measurements (historical and real-time data). The project will develop innovative products to monitor the status of the marine environment using free satellite observation data. These new products will provide information on water quality and will be derived from the in-situ measurements of the participating institutions as well as from available data at European repositories. In particular, using high-resolution satellite data such as Sentinel data in combination with in-situ measurements at Greek seas, essential environmental parameters such as chlorophyll concentration and turbidity will be assessed. The combined use of satellite data and in-situ measurements will evaluate and improve existing empirical algorithms. As a result, the derived products will be adapted to local conditions and the specific features of Greek seas. Importance will be given to the monitoring of the marine biodiversity by the mapping and the monitoring of the Posidonia meadows.
MARRE project is being implemented in the framework of the “RESEARCH-CREATE-INNOVATIVE” Action and is co-financed by the European Union and national resources through the Operational Programme Competitiveness, Entrepreneurship & Innovation (EPAnEK, NSRF 2014-2020) of the Ministry of Economy and Development.
Geographic Coverage: Hellenic Seas
Duration: 2018 - 2021
Project website: http://marre.gr/