Australia: EOMAP, German aquatic remote sensing company has partnered with Western Australian statutory authority Landgate to provide water quality monitoring tools that enable anyone to study what is stirring up under the surface of Australian waters.
The products measure turbidity, visibility and chlorophyll concentrations in the water column. As an outcome high quality digital maps are produced, which are always updated as these parameters vary across the coastal and oceans and waters. The tools also come with a remarkable ability to track back in time as far as 2001, allowing comparisons between the current water column environment and baseline measurements from the past.
Using the free, online data visualiser ‘eoApp’, anyone with a web browser can monitor water quality parameters in the Great Barrier Reef, Abbot Point, Barrow Island and the nearby Ningaloo reef. The monitoring is at regional through to continental scales, featuring imagery with pixel resolutions of 250m or 500m as standard. Higher spatial resolution map products of 30 m and even 2 m pixels are also available.