EU-Funded HiSea Project Will Hold a Live Demonstration on High-Resolution Water Quality Data Services

The innovative HiSea Platform provides highly reliable and accurate forecasts and alerts of water quality to the ports and aquaculture industries.

Delft, Netherlands, May 6, 2021 – The EU-funded HiSea Project will hold a virtual demonstration workshop focused on using HiSea services to improve port and aquaculture operations, lower maintenance costs and anticipate damaging events to mitigate adverse effects on operations and environmental impact. The online demonstration will take place on Wednesday, May 19, 2021 at 10:00-13:00 CET.

HiSea is developing innovative services for the port and aquaculture sectors to provide more reliable and accurate forecasts and alerts regarding water quality and conditions. Co-designed with end-users to answer the real needs of the port and aquaculture sectors, the services will be demonstrated to obtain feedback and update the final product to fulfill end-user expectations.

The webinar will focus on:

  • Real-time, historical data and forecast of weather and water quality information including currents, water level, waves, oxygen levels, turbidity of sea and sea water temperatures to assist in the implementation of effective and efficient aquaculture and port management.
  • Improvement of procedures with impact on daily operations such as pumping schedules or oil spill tracking.
  • Advanced data analytics and performance indicators.
  • Early warning and anticipation of harmful events by means of forecasting their probable timing, magnitude and location.

“The HiSea project has been making real progress and we are now at a stage where we can demonstrate how the port and aquaculture sectors can benefit from using our platform,” said HiSea project coordinator Dr Ghada El Serafy from Deltares, an independent institute for applied research in the field of water and subsurface. “At the event, we will take an in-depth look at the benefits of high-resolution, Earth observation-based data services.”

The workshop will include sessions on real-use cases, a demonstration of the HiSea platform and a roundtable discussion on end-user feedback. Moreover, a hands-on session will be held in order for participants to directly interact with the HiSea platform and help shape it to best fit users’ needs and workflow.

To register, click here