Please find below the link to the article and the presentations made during our final event:
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.