Project: Bridging the divide between satellite and shipborne sensing for Baltic Sea water quality assessment

FERRYSCOPE builds an integrated system of optical measurements from ferries and satellites. The project serves monitoring, research, and resale of marine spatial information through improved quality of spatial biogeochemical products, and by providing the tools to harvest and analyze the observation data in near real-time. The project has three cornerstones: (1) State-of-the-art optical instrumentation are placed on ferries in the Baltic Sea, to complement existing ferry-based observations with reference measurements of water-leaving radiance. These are delivered to satellite imagery processors in near real-time. (2) A data harvesting, assimilation, and analysis engine is developed, allowing significant reduction of uncertainties in remotely sensed imagery of the optically complex Baltic Sea. (3) Biogeochemical dynamics including phytoplankton bloom diagnostics are developed, harnessing the power of on-the-fly time series analysis and feedback to in situ observation and water sampling efforts.

Acronym FERRYSCOPE (Reference Number: call2012inno-38)
Duration 01/07/2014 - 30/06/2016
Project Topic Innovative measurement techniques
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Network BONUS
Call Bonus Call 2012: Innovation

Project partner

Number Name Role Country
1 Brockmann Consult GmbH Coordinator Germany
2 Suomen ympäristökeskus Partner Finland
3 University of Tartu Partner Estonia