Prodevelop launches environmental project WATERPORTS


Prodevelop has launched the open call project entitled WATERPORTS which aims to support environmental managers of port authorities in their daily coastal water quality environmental monitoring tasks.

The project launched with a celebratory meeting on 15 February.

WATERPORTS includes “water quality assessment for ports using high resolution satellite data and artificial intelligence,” according to Prodevelop.

The project will aid decision making for port authorities to mitigate their impact on climate change.

WATERPORTS will provide insights and forecast on water quality parameters such as: concentration of chlorophyll, sea water turbidity, and concentration of suspended matter in sea water up to 2 kilometres away from port coast.

The results will contribute to a Common European Green Deal data, according to Prodevelop.

The open call experiment will be regularly monitored and validated by the Port of Vigo environmental department.

WATERPORTS will make use of two Digital Innovation Hubs (DIHs) from EUHubs4Data:

  • Cybersecurity Innovation Hub and The Data Cycle Hub (from Investigate to Innovate (ITI)).
  • Geospatial datasets extracted from Copernicus Marine Environment Monitoring Service (CMEMS).

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Prodevelop presented WATERPORTS together with the other 17 open call granted experiments that will receive funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 951771.

Prodevelop has been selected as one of the winners of the third open call EUHubs4Data project.

In December 2022, the Port Authority of Gijón (PAG) announced that it is digitalising its rail-port system with a new contract awarded to Prodevelop.

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