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Sentinel-3 helps water quality monitoring

21 December 2017

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Monitoring large, remote bodies of water is logistically challenging, time consuming and expensive. Responding quickly to events that pose a risk to human health has been almost impossible, given the size of some lakes and seas. An innovative satellite data service is now able to change things around.

Based on satellite remote-sensing, CyanoLakes RealTime is an online monitoring and mapping service, designed by leading specialist scientists at CyanoLakes (Pty) Ltd. It significantly improves water and health authorities' ability to monitor, respond to and manage cyanobacteria, algal blooms and water weeds in both fresh and salt waters.

Source: Sentinel Online

Image credit: Contains MERIS imagery modified by CyanoLakes Pty Ltd. - Products from Sentinel-3 and MERIS

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