Water quality is a worldwide issue affecting food production, industry, nature, recreation and ultimately human wellbeing. Satellites offer a cost-effective solution to monitor water quality at a global scale. A variety of methods and approaches are currently used for different water bodies such as oceans and lakes. CERTO will provide a harmonized capability to monitor water quality from lakes, through deltas, coastal waters and to the open ocean.
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 870349.
Monitoring and maintaining good water quality is pivotal to fulfilling the UN Sustainable Development Goals and is enshrined in European policy though the Water Framework Directive and the Marine Strategy Framework Directive.
CERTO’s harmonised water quality products will support industry, policy-makers and academia and help nations to demonstrate compliance with national and international legislation and targets.
The project will focus on 6 case study areas of transitional water bodies which provide diverse conditions and environments.