Within AQUA-USERS, a mobile app is developed as the main tool to support the users in their daily management activities.
The app allows the users to view all recent data available in the database for their production sites, to upload new in-situ measurements, to record the management decision they take and to review these decisions. The data available via the app comes from different sources: water quality parameters chlorophyll-a, total suspended matter and turbidity as well as sea surface temperature are derived from near-real time satellite data. These data are supplemented by optical in-situ measurements taken by the users. Meteorological and oceanographic data are extracted from large-scale models and, when available, from ocean buoys. The recent measurement data are put into context by comparing them to optimal/acceptable production conditions defined per species and per site. Values outside acceptable production limits will raise a red flag, whereas values outside the optimal conditions are shown in yellow. Where available, the recent measurement values are also compared to long-term statistics for the site to allow for detection of anomalies.