The blue economy is the counterpart of the green economy when it comes to the exploitation of the oceans and regional seas. Blue economy sets a strong emphasis on sustainability, in terms of economic growth and ecosystem balance of oceans and regional seas. Aquaculture, tourism, maritime transport, wastewater discharge and ecology are only a few of the many faces of the blue economy. Satellite imagery is becoming one of the integral parts of the blue economy thanks to its high spatial-temporal monitoring capability with applications in various sectors.
Coastal waters monitoring
With an accelerated degree of coastal urbanization comes a large variety of stressors. Adequate large-scale surveillance systems are needed to ensure the security of intense marine trade and transport, to meet the criteria in public health, and to preserve the vital marine ecosystems.
With our solution responsible regulatory agencies, public and private research institutions can monitor water quality over the entire water body, with no need for additional manpower and for a fraction of current costs. Our digital platform enables a single access point to quickly obtain the most accurate estimation of water quality parameters for coastal waters.
Sustainable coastal tourism
With the majority of world tourism being directed towards the coastal areas, the great challenge for the sustainability of this branch of the economy is to ensure the high quality of water.
SeaCras transforms monitoring service into a tool for raising awareness of the target population about the water quality. Our attractive user interface comes in a form of website plug-in, Android and iOS applications. Improve your visibility and boost your bookings and revenues, by highlighting your footprint and caring for the aquatic environment.
Aquaculture is a fast-growing field in food production. Its efficiency relies heavily on the status of aquatic systems where the farms are located. Fish, shellfish, or algae farms can experience huge losses due to environmental hazards. Also, they have a huge cost of continuous water quality monitoring over large areas and in near-real time.
To solve their pains, our digital platform SeaCras provides near-real time monitoring over a much larger area for a much smaller price compared to the current standard in monitoring practices. Our solution is operable in freshwaters, brackish as well as seawater.
Environmental monitoring of aquatic systems
Satellite-based bathymetry represents the latest tool to map the depth of shallow waters. Compared to other techniques, the costs of creating truncated bathymetric charts of shallow waters with the resolution of 10 m (or with even higher resolution) are substantially lower. Satellite-based bathymetry is especially useful in the study of crystal-clear coastal waters such as Adriatic or Ionian Seas.
Monitoring inland water bodies
Unlike oceans and seas, inland water bodies have significantly lower auto-purification properties. Due to the high anthropogenic impact, such as wastewater discharge or minerals and nutrients inflow by nearby agriculture, many inland water bodies are dealing with severe eutrophication. Earth Observation data provides systematic spatial-temporal analysis of the water quality over a large number of rivers, lakes and drinking water reservoirs.
Solutions in coastal urbanization
When it comes to coastal urbanization, the project planning and the risk assessment are readily assisted by the remote sensing analysis. Satellite imagery can provide invaluable information in the form of the environmental impact, bathymetry, or locating possible dredging sites locations, to name a few.
SeaCras offers monitoring and locating possible dredging, construction sites environmental footprint, surveillance of water lines for lower urbanization degree (remote islands).