Planetek Hellas has been working in Greek marine water environment since several years using Earth Observation data to monitor water quality parameters. From the experiences gained from various ESA projects such as MarCoast (http://planetek.gr/projects/marcoast) and C-WAMS (http://planetek.gr/projects/coastal_water_attribute_monitoring_using_satellite_data) but also FP7 such as AQUAMAR (http://planetek.gr/projects/aquamar), Planetek Hellas built a solid experience in the Water Quality (WQ) monitoring from Earth Observation (EO) data. Moreover it holds a large number of historical WQ data of key parameters like Chlorophyll-a concentration, Water Transparency and Sea Surface Temperature covering the Greek seas over the last years (from 2008 to today). Specifically for the geographic area of the Province of Thesprotia, in the Region of Epirus, Greece, Planetek Hellas developed a Near Real Time EO Monitoring System (http://saimon.rheticus.eu/saimon/#!/) which since October 2015 has been proving information on Water Quality Parameters such as Chlorophyll-a, SST & Transparency. The application was developed for the Water Agency of the Region of Epirus, in the framework of the SAIMON project (Satellite Near Real Time Monitoring Network for the Coastal Waters). The SAIMON system is based on the proprietary platform of Planetek, Rheticus®.
The data provided continuously in the 17 months through the SAIMON system, have triggered the interest of the local aquaculture community in the Province of Thesprotia, which has manifested its will, though their official representing body, the Aquaculture Association of Thesprotia, to investigate the personalization of the above mentioned EO services for its industrial members.
In EOSAI, Planetek hellas will thus make the link between partners and the Greek user, the Aquaculture Association of Thesprotia. Through their interface Rheticus® they will provided personalized EO services for the aquaculture industries of Thesprotia. Rheticus is Planetek proprietary automatic cloud-based geo-information service platform for territorial monitoring. Access the Rheticus DEMO site here http://www.rheticus.eu/home/