COBIOS

Coastal Biomass Observatory Services

 Coordinatore STICHTING VU-VUMC 

 Organization address address: DE BOELELAAN 1105
city: AMSTERDAM
postcode: 1081 HV

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Yvonne
Cognome: Kops
Email: send email
Telefono: +31 20 5987304
Fax: +31 20 5989950

 Nazionalità Coordinatore Netherlands [NL]
 Sito del progetto http://www.cobios.eu
 Totale costo 3˙285˙000 €
 EC contributo 2˙499˙025 €
 Programma FP7-SPACE
Specific Programme "Cooperation": Space
 Code Call FP7-SPACE-2010-1
 Funding Scheme CP
 Anno di inizio 2011
 Periodo (anno-mese-giorno) 2011-01-01   -   2013-12-31

 Partecipanti

# participant  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    STICHTING VU-VUMC

 Organization address address: DE BOELELAAN 1105
city: AMSTERDAM
postcode: 1081 HV

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Yvonne
Cognome: Kops
Email: send email
Telefono: +31 20 5987304
Fax: +31 20 5989950

NL (AMSTERDAM) coordinator 442˙376.80
2    STICHTING DELTARES

 Organization address address: Rotterdamseweg 185
city: DELFT
postcode: 2629HD

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Meinte
Cognome: Blaas
Email: send email
Telefono: +31 88335 8439
Fax: +31 15 2858582

NL (DELFT) participant 361˙140.25
3    BROCKMANN CONSULT GMBH

 Organization address address: MAX-PLANCK-STRASSE 2
city: GEESTHACHT
postcode: 21502

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Desmond
Cognome: Murphy
Email: send email
Telefono: +49 4152889306
Fax: +49 4152889333

DE (GEESTHACHT) participant 314˙432.00
4    DHI INSTITUT FOR VAND OG MILJO FORENING

 Organization address address: AGERN ALLE 5
city: HOERSHOLM
postcode: 2970

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Jacob Viborg Tornfeldt
Cognome: Sørensen
Email: send email
Telefono: +45 45169200
Fax: +45 45169292

DK (HOERSHOLM) participant 306˙484.16
5    SUOMEN YMPARISTOKESKUS

 Organization address address: Mechelininkatu 34a
city: HELSINKI
postcode: 251

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Seppo
Cognome: Kaitala
Email: send email
Telefono: +358 50 3506803
Fax: +358 9 54902290

FI (HELSINKI) participant 236˙724.00
6    INSTITUT ROYAL DES SCIENCES NATURELLES DE BELGIQUE

 Organization address address: RUE VAUTIER 29
city: BRUXELLES
postcode: 1000

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Geneviève
Cognome: Lacroix
Email: send email
Telefono: +32 2 7732100
Fax: +32 2 7706972

BE (BRUXELLES) participant 216˙178.36
7    WATER INSIGHT BV

 Organization address address: MARIJKEWEG 22
city: WAGENINGEN
postcode: 6709 PG

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Marnix
Cognome: Laanen
Email: send email
Telefono: +31 317 210004
Fax: +31 317 210101

NL (WAGENINGEN) participant 214˙014.89
8    GEOGRAPHIC RESOURCE ANALYSIS & SCIENCE AS*GRAS

 Organization address address: OSTER VOLDGADE 10
city: KOBENHAVN K
postcode: 1350

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Mikael Kamp
Cognome: Sørensen
Email: send email
Telefono: +45 35324175
Fax: +45 35322501

DK (KOBENHAVN K) participant 207˙488.72
9    UNIVERSITAET HAMBURG

 Organization address address: EDMUND-SIEMERS-ALLEE 1
city: HAMBURG
postcode: 20146

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Tim
Cognome: Scharfenberg
Email: send email
Telefono: +49 40 42838 2203
Fax: +49 40 428832206

DE (HAMBURG) participant 200˙186.80
10    VERENIGING VOOR CHRISTELIJK HOGER ONDERWIJS WETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK EN PATIENTENZORG

 Organization address address: De Boelelaan 1105
city: AMSTERDAM
postcode: 1081 HV

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Margot
Cognome: Rijerse
Email: send email
Telefono: +31 20 5989561
Fax: +31 20 598 9950

NL (AMSTERDAM) participant 0.00

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 Obiettivo del progetto (Objective)

'The proposed CoBiOS project aims to integrate satellite products and ecological models into a really operational and user-relevant information service on high biomass blooms in Europe’s coastal waters. To this end CoBiOS will produce a harmonized and validated water transparency product based on satellite images for a large variety of coastal water types which will be used to force ecological models. While earth observation can provide information on the state of superficial algal blooms, the improved CoBiOS ecological models will make predictions on the fate of blooms, thus allowing assessment of e.g. the risks on hypoxia and dead zones. CoBiOS operates in overlapping model domains in the Northern part of Europe in order to derive uncertainty information from ensemble runs. During two extended trial runs and one operational demonstration phase the combined service will be demonstrated to groups of users and validated by a panel of key users. All facets of post-project sustainable commercial continuation of the services will be analysed in concert with the end-users. CoBiOS aims to make optimal use of MCS products and services and will provide feedback to this project.'

Introduzione (Teaser)

High-biomass algal blooms can present a threat to the marine environment and the coastal communities that depend on it. Scientists from a range of disciplines investigated the best way to monitor algal blooms and disseminate the results.

Descrizione progetto (Article)

Pollution of the marine environment from high levels of nutrients can result in algal blooms. The EU-funded 'Coastal biomass observatory services' (http://www.waterinsight.nl/cobios-0 (COBIOS)) project was established to predict such events and track their progress.

Algal blooms occur each year around Europe's coasts, resulting in foul smelling foam on beaches and the risk of potentially dangerous toxins. Furthermore, rapidly decaying blooms can sink to the seabed to form pools of hypoxic matter that reduce oxygen levels in the surrounding water. These pools can resurface to form 'dead zones', resulting in major loss of marine life and damage to fisheries and aquaculture. This also translates to significant economic losses.

The aim of the COBIOS initiative was to integrate satellite data and ecological models into an effective information service for high-biomass blooms in European waters. Earth observation supplied information on the state of the blooms, while COBIOS ecological models provided predictions regarding their fate. This allowed scientists to determine the risk of hypoxia events and the possibility of dead zones developing, where aquatic life cannot be supported.

Although remote sensing can be used for the monitoring of bloom events, satellite observations lack complete coverage due to cloud interference as well as predictive value. However, during high-biomass bloom events in coastal waters, the shape and location of blooms change radically over a period of two to three weeks.

Since blooms are initiated by periods of sunshine, there is usually (but not always) good satellite coverage. Therefore, it is necessary to combine remote sensing with hydro-ecological models. Such an integration of information can provide detailed data for different types of analyses and potential commercial spin-offs.

Data from the project will be used in the framework of EU directives, which include the European Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD). The MSFD aims to achieve good environmental status for Europe's seas by 2021 and to protect marine resources for the economies and communities dependent upon them. Therefore, it will contribute significantly to future maritime policy.

Furthermore, COBIOS results will help to reduce economic losses resulting from high-biomass algal blooms by giving advance notice of their occurrence. It has also provided strategic information for use in algal biomass harvesting initiatives.

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