Marine spatial planning (MSP) is a process that brings together multiple users of the ocean – including energy, industry, government, conservation and recreation – to make informed and coordinated decisions about how to use marine resources sustainably. MSP generally uses maps to create a more comprehensive picture of a marine area – identifying where and how an ocean area is being used and what natural resources and habitat exist. It is similar to land-use planning, but for marine waters.
This biophysical environmental analysis performs a hierarchical cluster computation in order to characterise the area based on the following parameters:

ADG: Absorption Coefficient of colored detrital matter at 443nm (m^-1)
BBP: particulate backscatter coefficient at 443nm (m^-1)
CHLA : Sea surface Chlorophyll-a concentration (mg.m^-3 (log10))
KD: Diffuse attenuation coefficient at 490nm (m^-1)
OXY: Mole concentration of dissolved molecular oxygen in sea water (mmol m-3)
SAL: Sea water salinity (1e-3)
SST: Sea Surface temperature (°C)

1/ List of parameters (Satellite Observations - Near Real Time)


2/ Access each parameter's analysis