Space Assisted Water Quality Forecasting Platform for Optimized Decision Making in Water Supply Services


In Europe, as in other parts of the world, freshwater resources are limited and face increasing pressures, including those from climate change, which could have severe consequences for water quality.

EOMAP is a partner in SPACE-O, an EU-funded project to develop an operational service platform designed to increase interoperability between Earth observations and modelled services. By providing better information on water quality and quantity, SPACE-O aims to improve water supply, address environmental challenges and support EU policy implementation through a range of new products and services.

SPACE-O integrates state-of-the-art satellite technology and in-situ monitoring with advanced hydrological and water quality models and ICT tools, into a powerful decision support system. This generates real-time, short- to medium-term forecasting of water flows and quality data in reservoirs, used to optimise water treatment plant operations and establish a complete service line from science to the water business sector.

EOMAP is responsible for the operational processing of Earth observation data for the reservoirs of Aposelemis (Crete) and Mulargia (Sardinia) and is involved in further development of products and algorithms. Measured parameters include chlorophyll-a, turbidity, surface temperature and harmful algae blooms. Data is available from the fully operational water information portal.





EOMAP GmbH & Co. KG, EMVIS Consultant Engineers S.A, Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute (SMHI), European Dynamics Belgium S.A. (ED), International Water Association (IWA), National Research Council of Italy – Institute for the Electromagnetic Sensing of the Environment (CNR-IREA), The Organization for the Development of Crete S.A. (OAK), Ente Acque della Sardegna (ENAS)

Project Type

Water Quality, Operational Services


Long-term Monitoring, Operational Services, Space-O