Earth observation value chain case study on Sargassum

The GEO Blue Planet EU Office, hosted by Mercator Ocean International as part of the EU4OceanObs project, just released a case study on how the Earth observations (EO) can help address Sargassum inundations and spread in the tropical Atlantic.

The case study covers the EO value chain, from detection, monitoring and forecasting of global Sargassum influxes in the tropical Atlantic, to providing free and open access to data and information needed to understand the Sargassum basin-wide spread, its impacts and inform mitigation and adaptation strategies. It identifies gaps in observation, monitoring and forecasting, and data access, and also puts forward recommendations to address these gaps. To highlight the European Union’s contribution along the value chain, concrete examples are presented of pan-European and European-led initiatives, projects and services to address challenges and problems related to each theme.

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