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Sargassum detection for seasonal planning

Fisheries; Environmental, Pollution & Climate; Fisheries; Travel, Tourism and Leisure


CLS Collecte Localisation Satellite SAMTool service


Provide long-term seasonal prediction in bulletins tailored to the key users needs To raise awareness on the sargassum season to help the key users to prepare the mitigation in advance for a better management of the sargassum landings and to efficiently plan the sargassum cleaning and gathering efforts.

Sargassum detection from Sentinel-3 & MODIS sensors showing the sargassum presence spreaded over the Tropical Atlantic Belt


  • Daily detection of sargassum of the entire Tropical Region including Gulf of Guinea
  • EO images allow a 6-month prediction of the sargassum situation
  • Allows the local communities to prepare the management of the sargassum issue
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