The European Water Quality services Network
In order to facilitate the communication and the promotion of the Water Quality operational and experimental services, as developed through the ESA MarCoast2 project and the EC FP7 AQUAMAR project, we have merged into a unique website the 2 former websites (www.aquamar.fp7.eu and www.gmes-marcoast.info)
Hoping that this approach will meet your expectations!
- based on satellite data,
- driven by users,
- designed to assist with the reporting requirements of EU and national policies.
Services are distributed yet harmonised, with a:
- common requirement for input data
- common approach to validation, quality control and cost-effectiveness.
Project funded by the European space agency ESA-ESRIN
The European Commission and the European Space Agency are preparing the ground for improved water quality products and services through their R&D programmes. In particular the European Commission has launched a considerable number of development projects for GMES downstream services, each lasting for 3 years. Aquamar is one of those, where a consortium strongly linked to MarCoast is currently developing 5 new service lines.
The research leading to these results has received funding from the European Community's Seventh Framework Programme ([FP7/2007-2013]) under grant agreement n° 242507