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Blue Economy



The ocean environment is characterised by rapidly changing parameters whose monitoring requires large-scale real-time observation data. Earth observation therefore constitutes an important source of information for the monitoring of the marine environment and for the ocean economy.


Thanks to its capacity to monitor the physical and biogeochemical characteristics of the global ocean and regional seas, Copernicus supports a wide variety of applications like the assessment of water quality, the mapping of fishing zones or the monitoring of harmful algal blooms.


Earth observation can also contribute to the protection of marine biodiversity and help monitor coastal erosion.



Sea Water Potential Temperature

(Credits: CMEMS)

Example of Coastal Modelling

(Credits: SANIFS)


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