The CHLO4MSFD service is a free and operational Service that delivers chlorophyll-a data from satellites to support the Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD 2008/56/EC) across EU marine waters.
Copernicus Marine Environment Monitoring Services published the Use Case of CHLO4MSFD on its webpage. We are now officially online!
A few months ago we conducted a survey to know your preferences on satellite-derived chlorophyll-a data and products. We really appreciate your participation and we are sharing the results in this post.
The recent MSFD Commission Decision (EU) 2017/848 of 17 May 2017 lays down criteria and methodological standards on good environmental status of marine waters, and specifications and standardised methods for monitoring and assessment.
Remote sensing of ocean colour from space began in 1978 with the successful launch of NASA’s Coastal Zone Color Scanner (CZCS).