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An information system to reduce the effects of red tides in the Galician Rias
Author(s): I. Sordo Touza; J. E. Arias Rodriguez; J. Varela Pet; J. del Rio Cumbreno
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Paper Abstract

In the Galician Rias (north west of the Iberian Peninsula), the culture of mussels is threatened by populations of toxic phytoplankton that are advected from the continental platform and bloom onto the coast. This produces important losses to the harvesting shellfish sector. The study of the environmental conditions and its correlation with the blooms onset has led to the development of an Early Warning System that is to be operative in the near future. To contribute to the Early Warning System, an Information System for Decision Support has been developed using environmental field and remote sensing data. Field data have been analyzed with a customized GIS and related to remote sensing data to feed a Knowledge Based System, which analyzed all the information and produced a positive index of bloom ocurrence some weeks before the bloom beginning.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 August 2004
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 5566, Optical Security and Safety, (26 August 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.577209
Show Author Affiliations
I. Sordo Touza, Univ. de Santiago de Compostela (Spain)
J. E. Arias Rodriguez, Univ. de Santiago de Compostela (Spain)
J. Varela Pet, Univ. de Santiago de Compostela (Spain)
J. del Rio Cumbreno, Univ. de Santiago de Compostela (Spain)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5566:
Optical Security and Safety
Zbigniew Jaroszewicz; Ewa Powichrowska; Mariusz Szyjer, Editor(s)

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