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Service for water quality monitoring for sustainable fishing in Romanian Coastal area Project

Service for water quality monitoring for sustainable fishing in Romanian Coastal area Project

Project Implementation Period: 
October 2017 - December 2018
Specific Funding Programme: 

Program For Research, Development and Innovation for Space Technology and Advance Research –STAR, Developed by Romanian Ministry of Education and Research - National Authority for Scientific Research and Innovation through the Romanian Space Agency (ROSA)

Budget: 

€176.067

About the Project: 

The SkyFISH project aimed to create a dedicated web-based service model for end-users in fisheries which can help fishermen in taking decisions when choosing the most favourable fishing zones. It made use of advanced Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Remote Sensing and web-mapping technologies to offer users access to a wide variety of physical ocean parameters derived from Earth Observation imagery essential to identify potential fishing zones.

In order to achieve the main goal, the following objectives were defined for the present project proposal: evaluate, develop, adapt and validate existing or new methodologies for potential fishing areas and integration of such procedures in a mature technological solution, use essential ocean parameters derived from Earth Observation (EO) products and other available sources of information to determine the most probable areas favourable for fishing activities in the north-western Black Sea coastal area and create a user-friendly collaborative platform to be used by stakeholders engaged in fishing activities. This technology will help dissemination of the information for a better management of the resources associated to such activities.

Project partners

  • Terrasigna
  • National Institute for Research and Development in Earth Physics, Romania

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