HiSea is an EU-funded project that aims to develop, test and demonstrate information services that provides high resolution data of water quality at sea.
The services offered by HiSea will incorporate and process data that are being obtained through the marine, land and climate services COPERICUS (the EU Earth Observation and Monitoring service), local monitoring data and advanced modelling. The platform will improve operation, planning and management of different marine activities, with a focus on the usage in the port and aquaculture sectors.
The HiSea information services will include:
Early warning service
on potential risk factors issuing alerts on storms, harmful algal blooms, faecal contamination and other hazards.
Real time crisis management
regarding pollution accidents to identify the appropriate responses.
Key performance indicators
regarding fish growing rates, environmental conditions, or the level of vulnerability to storms for vessels.
Information for planning operations
including accurate and reliable meteorological, hydrodynamic and water quality forecasts.
Knowledge data base
built on cause-effect relations that will help better understand and manage future operations.
The main goal of HiSea services is to deliver accurate and reliable information, readily available, easily understandable to fit seamlessly users’ operation, planning and management requirements. The project will provide relevant information, derived from many different sources, in a simple and effective way to add value to their operations and providing them with a competitive advantage.
The project, which received €1.94 million in funding through the EU Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme, is comprised of seven partners from The Netherlands, Portugal, Germany, Spain, France, Greece and Israel.