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Harmful algal bloom forecasting service wins prize
23 September 2013
An online service that monitors water quality for the aquaculture industry has been selected as this year's most beneficial Earth-monitoring service for European citizens in the Copernicus Masters competition.
Following an online vote, HAB Forecast - Harmful Algal Bloom Forecast - won in the category of Best Service Challenge.
The service provides a weekly web bulletin alerting fish farmers and regulators of these harmful blooms. It is the first forecast system of this kind, designed to combine information from in-situ monitoring stations, satellite data, and biological and physical oceanic models.
Source: European Space Agency (ESA)