Pixalytics Phytoplankton Monitoring

Product by Pixalytics

Satellite ocean colour and sea surface temperature data allows us to understand the biology and physics of the oceans, which influence ocean productivity. Through satellites we can map the location of microscopic plants (phytoplankton) that are the base of the marine food web, on which fisheries depend. However, toxic phytoplankton blooms will adversely affect aquaculture and so it’s important to monitor not only the occurrence of blooms but also estimate the species through their optical signatures and preferred habitats.