A Sentinel-2 photo taken on 24 April 2017. Original photo ESA, processed by SYKE
The system is particularly well suited for monitoring water turbidity, water colour, dissolved organic matter, chlorophyll-a concentration and blue-green algal blooms. The objective is to develop a service intended for international markets to replace and supplement the traditional methods based on taking and analysing water samples. The service provides information about water quality at shorter intervals, and with increased ease and cost-efficiency.
The service is being developed in collaboration with companies and organisations, which have water quality observation obligations based on water and environmental permits. The authorities that prepare permit decisions and supervise the permits will also be invited to join the development work, as well as NGOs interested in water quality.
Workshops will be arranged to develop the WONDER service, allowing the parties involved to discuss what kind of characteristics the system should have to best meet the water quality monitoring and quality reporting needs that companies have.
If you want more information about the WONDER project, please contact:
Sanna Vaalgamaa, Project Manager, SITO, +358 20 747 7432, firstname.lastname@example.org
Timo Pyhälahti, Senior Advisor, SYKE, +358 295 251 527, email@example.com
SYKE – Finnish Environment Institute
WONDER – Water quality monitoring service based ON space asset provided Data, crowd sourcing, Environmental modelling and Reporting
ESA – Integrated Applications Promotion (IAP) Programme