As part of the EU initiative Global Monitoring for Environment and Security (GMES), the European Space Agency (ESA), through their GMES Service Element programme, is funding projects to develop operational services that make use of satellite data streams. MarCoast is one such project, addressing GMES Marine and Coastal Information Downstream Services. MarCoast2 is a follow-up of MarCoast and covers the period 2010-2012.


Manage the interface between the two main services lines (water quality monitoring and water quality indicators) in order to harmonize a set of integrated services that then form the basis of the European Network of Water Quality Service Providers.

  • Royal Belgium Institute for Natural Sciences
  • GeoID
  • DHI
  • DMI
  • FMI
  • Finnish Environmental Institute (SYKE)
  • Ifremer
  • Brockmann Consult
  • DLR
  • Planetek Hellas
  • Planetek Italia
  • Water Insight
  • Noregian Institute for water research
  • Starlab
  • PML
  • ACRI
  • Institute of Atmospheric sciences and climate

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