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DYMAPHY - Development of a DYnamic observation system for the assessment of MArine water quality, based on PHYtoplankton analysis

The INTERREG IV A “2 Seas” DYMAPHY cofunded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) aims to improve the assess­ment of the quality of marine waters in the “2 Seas” area, through the study of microalgae (phy­to­plankton) and related envi­ron­mental param­e­ters. This study is under­taken at high res­o­lu­tion by employing a com­bi­na­tion of tra­di­tional and new approaches.

The part­ners, all spe­cial­ists in studying marine ecosys­tems, decided to focus on phy­to­plankton as it rep­re­sents the basis of all food chains in the sea, guar­an­teeing and sus­taining the pro­duc­tivity of living resources and giving sig­nif­i­cant infor­ma­tion on the envi­ron­mental status of marine waters. Indeed phy­to­plankton can provide insights into short-term and long-term changes in water quality.

To detect and react to these changes, the part­ners will develop better-stan­dard­ised pro­ce­dures and greater automa­tion in data anal­ysis which could then be inte­grated into cur­rent mon­i­toring appli­ca­tions and/or during field cam­paigns.

Phytoplankton - Little Ocean Drifter with Big Impact - YouTube