Monitoring and Validation – WP7

Contact: Marnix Laanen


Telephone: +31 317 210004

TAPAS focuses on improving existing and developing new integrated operational tools for the timely and cost-efficient monitoring of aquaculture production. The project will evaluate in situ observation technologies for physical, ecological and chemical water quality measurements including novel biosensors and optical sensors. Methods also will be developed and implemented for using the Copernicus Sentinel-2 MSI for monitoring of water quality impacts of aquaculture in inland and near-coastal areas, that are too small for monitoring with dedicated water quality satellite sensors such as MODIS or Sentinel-3 OLCI.

Planned tasks to achieve

  1. Evaluating of new in situ observation as well as monitoring the integrity of the cage material
  2. Establishing methods for quality control of the large data streams produced by the automated measurement stations
  3. Developing methods to detect emerging problems with water quality
  4. Developing methods for using Copernicus Sentinel-2 MSI
  5. Made inventory of available in-situ datasets collected in decades of regulatory monitoring of fish farms, and field campaigns

Completed tasks until 18th Month

  1. Two deliverables have been completed
  2. TAPAS team developed an autonomous spectral instrument
  3. Questionnaire has been developed for data collection
  4. Autonomous Underwater Vehicle, Aquaculture Specific Profiler, WISP station and automated Rrs collection have been developed