CoastNet - Portuguese Coastal Monitoring Network

CoastNet aims at monitoring important ecosystems of the Portuguese coast through relevant chemical, physical and biological parameters, collected remotely in near real-time.

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CoastNet is implemented through:
  1. A near real-time earth observation data centre
  2. A set of sensors to collect in-situ data on environmental and biological parameters transmitted in near-real time to the data centre
  3. An array of acoustic receivers to track marine fauna movements
  4. 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.

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COASTNET IN NUMBERS

3

estuaries with real-time monitoring

estuaries with real-time monitoring

8

estuaries and 35 km of coastal area covered

estuaries and 35 km of coastal area covered

20

products from satellite data

products from satellite data

COASTNET IN ACTION

IN-SITU SENSORS

Monitoring system with real-time measurements of environmental and biological variables

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BIOTELEMETRY RECEIVERS

Portuguese Tracking Network (PTN) with several lines of acoustic listening stations able to detect tagged fauna

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EARTH OBSERVATION

Costal remote sensing system – Earth Observation (EO) products available in the Geoportal

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NEWS AND EVENTS

Biotelemetry receivers in Tagus estuary

Biotelemetry receivers deployed along the Tagus estuary and adjacent coastal areas.

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IX Congress on Planning and management of coastal areas in Portuguese speaking countries

CoastNet at the IX Congress about Planning and management of coastal zones in Portuguese speaking countries

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Portuguese Tracking Network in Alentejo

Biotelemetry receivers from the Portuguese Tracking Network deployed in Alentejo

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