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The Whitebook presents a scientific and technical description on a newly developed instrument for automatic measurements of a series of environmental oceanographic parameters called FerryBox which supports monitoring of the water quality of coastal and offshore waters of European seas. Thus, a contribution to a future European Oceanographic Observation System (EOOS). The principal idea is to use ships of opportunity like ferries on fixed routes to make automatic measurements of important oceanographic parameters. These measurements are made in a flow-through system where different sensor are applied to continuously measure parameters like water temperature, salinity, turbidity as a measure of the amount of suspended matter, and fluorescence as a measure of the amount of algae. The sustainability of the systems could be greatly enhanced by using automatic cleaning systems so that the effort for maintenance could be reduced. In comparison to other in situ measurement system.....
Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)14.A
Maturity LevelTRL 9 Actual system "mission proven" through successful mission operations (ground or space)
Best Practice TypeManual (incl. handbook, guide, cookbook etc)
CitationPetersen, W. and Colijn, F. (eds) (2017) FerryBox Whitebook Brussels, Belgium, EuroGOOS AISBL, 48pp. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.25607/OBP-1002