The Citclops project aims to develop systems to retrieve and use data on seawater colour, transparency and fluorescence, using low-cost sensors combined with people acting as data carriers, contextual information (e.g. georeferencing) and a community-based Internet platform, taking into account existing experiences (e.g. Secchi Dip-In, Coastwatch Europe and Oil Reporter).

HOW TO TAKE PART: Download and use the EyeonWater app for Android or iPhone:

Type of Data Collected: Coast and ocean optical properties including water colour, transparency and fluorescence.

Project Status: Funded project has ended, but community involvement continues on Eye on Water data collection platform

Data Sharing Platform:

Contact Person: Luigi Ceccaroni (project coordination and scientific and technological management)

Project Timeline: 2012-2015

Project Funding: EC-FP7 Programme, grant agreement nº 308469

Project Partners:

Fundació Privada Barcelona Digital Centre Tecnològic Spain;
Agencia Estatal Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC) Spain;
Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg (UNIOL) Germany;
Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research (NIOZ) The Netherlands;
Kinetical Business S.L. Spain;
TriOS Mess- und Datentechnik GmbH Germany;
Mariene Informatie Service MARIS BV The Netherlands;
Noveltis SAS France;
Trinity College Dublin (Coastwatch Europe) Ireland;
Stichting VU/VUmc The Netherlands;
Stichting Deltares The Netherlands