In order to increase management capacity of protected areas in Mediterranean area EcoSUSTAIN project developed joint state-of-the-art water quality monitoring systems.
Monitoring of protected areas has been improved through supporting scientific, technical and management knowledge base for the monitoring of impacts on ecosystems by means of two types of water quality monitoring systems, one being live, early warning system (Water quality monitoring software - short-term solution) and the second is long term monitoring based on satellite imagery processing (Water quality monitoring software - long-term solution). Management of a protected areas now have a clear understanding of the state of water quality in the area by A) early warning system in case of pollutant discharge etc. and B) will be able to monitor ecological health of wetlands, lakes, rivers over satellite-based monitoring.
This tool can be found on ecosustain.info.