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Satellites and seafood: expanding our water quality monitoring
As is tradition, many Aussies celebrating the summer holidays will soon be reaching for the prawns and oysters. One region in South Australia plays a big role in getting seafood to our plates. Spencer Gulf is often referred to as ‘Australia’s seafood basket’, with local aquaculture worth about $238 million a year.
World-first system to monitor the ‘seafood basket’ of Australia
Australia’s national science agency, CSIRO, has completed initial testing of a ‘weather service’ for water quality in the Spencer Gulf in South Australia – which provides much of the country’s seafood – with plans to use the technology in local seafood farms.
Out of the blue: Australia’s waters get a health check from above
Our AquaWatch Mission is using satellites to monitor water quality from space. It turns out that getting a satellite's view allows us to not only detect large algal blooms, but also track them as they grow and move.