An observatory to move towards a blue economy and combat climate change on the coast

This is a new one application reality Its aim is to provide all relevant information on the marine environment in one place. It is fruit Maritime campaigns Carried out by AZTI Technical Center. A first step We can identify needs for new monitoring systems, new data or, simply, new ways of analyzing the information we have for a better characterization of the ocean environment and its changes.

Thanks to these efforts we were able to give today Complete view of existing informationIt will be of major use to public administrations, scientific and research community, fisheries and industrial factors and society in general, both in historical and real time.

“With a simple click, the user receives information about sea level, its temperature, water pH, tides and other physical, chemical and biological variables, at places and times in the area of ​​interest. , without having to ask different sources, Simplification and streamlining “The first step is to gather the data needed to make informed decisions,” he says Anna RubioAZTI Maritime Specialist and Project Coordinator.

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He AZTI Technical Center It plays an important role in monitoring Bay of Biscay, Coastal Zone and Marine Environment of the Basque Country. Therefore, the Center is working on strengthening monitoring capabilities in the southeast of the Bay of Biscay.

High-quality oceanographic observations and reliable, consistent and accessible data Essential requirements. Unavoidable needs For the integrated management of marine ecosystems, it allows progress towards sustainable change. Blue economy and address the effects of climate change on coastal urban areas.

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A boost to the blue economy

The ultimate goal of this app is twofold. First, to facilitate formulation of policies and guidelines based on it Blue economyIt advances the more sustainable exploitation of oceans and their resources, promoting economic activity and social development.

The second is moving forward in the search Solutions to climate-related challenges and global changes, which make it possible to anticipate the effects of sea-level rise and extreme tides, such as floods caused by a combination of tides and meteorological and astronomical tides, coastal erosion and morphological changes along coastlines.

The project envisages identifying and testing tasks of technological innovation and experimentation in order to increase key information needed for a better understanding of the marine environment and its changes. State-of-the-art ocean surveillance methodsThe use of autonomous surface vehicles and ‘Gliders (Small Autonomous Submarines).

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