Cyanobacteria Monitoring Systems

Detection of Cyanobacterial scums

Water Insight can help you to quickly identify scums of potential harmful cyanobateria. Due to climate change, cyanobacterial blooms increase in occurence and size. They can cause ecological damage, but are also linked to public health issues. As a result, bathing waters are temporarily closed due to these blooms, hampering the tourist industry.

Earth Observation provides accurate information on concentrations of chlorophyll and scum layers in surface waters. With its high resolution, the new Sentinel-2 satellite allows the monitoring of both large and small surface waters.

The spatial component of satellites and the relatively low cost of a satellite service means that water authorities can track cyanobacterial blooms more effectively, reducing ecological effects and economic damages to a minimum.