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Copernicus Sentinels improve monitoring of coastal ecosystems

11 July 2019

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An early detection of changing patterns and altering ecosystems in coastal wetlands can prevent irreversible biodiversity loss and assist in the identification of problematic areas. The Copernicus Sentinel missions are now providing vital information to help visualise and explain trends to policy makers.

The Wadden Sea, in the south-eastern part of the North Sea, is one of the largest coastal wetlands in the world and an internationally relevant, highly productive estuarine area. Its diverse characteristics provide fertile feeding, nursery and breeding grounds for various species.

Source: Sentinel Online

Image credit: Model grid generated and utilised by Deltares - Delft-3D model gridding within the Wadden Sea

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