CoastNet is implemented through:
- A near real-time earth observation data centre
- A set of sensors to collect in-situ data on environmental and biological parameters transmitted in near-real time to the data centre
- An array of acoustic receivers to track marine fauna movements
- A web-based platform, integrating the whole database and providing open access to the information.
This will allow a better understanding of coastal and transitional waters ecosystem functioning, assessing long-term trends and spatial variability. Gathering such scientific knowledge is expected to support scientific production, socio-economic activities, such as fishing and aquaculture, and contribute to the conservation of endangered species, as well as to provide a variety of services to a wide range of stakeholders.
COASTNET IN NUMBERS
estuaries with real-time monitoring
estuaries and 35 km of coastal area covered
products from satellite data
COASTNET IN ACTION
Monitoring system with real-time measurements of environmental and biological variablesAccess data
Portuguese Tracking Network (PTN) with several lines of acoustic listening stations able to detect tagged faunaAccess data
Costal remote sensing system – Earth Observation (EO) products available in the GeoportalAccess data