LandSeaLot: Land-Sea interface: Let’s observe together!
Active projectProject start: February 2024 | Project end: January 2028
Funder: EU Horizon
Principal Investigator: Professor Stefan Simis
Other participants from PML: Thomas Jordan
Monitoring the complex land-sea interface is critical for managing pollution, carbon fluxes, biodiversity, and other challenges driven by human and climate pressures. The 4-year LandSeaLot project will strengthen observational capabilities in this dynamic zone through integrated in situ measurements, satellite observation, and modelling.
LandSeaLot brings together experts, citizens, research infrastructures, and networks like Copernicus, EMODnet, and the European Digital Twin of the Ocean to co-design an enhanced observation strategy for the land-sea interface.
The project includes strategically located Integration Labs piloting improved monitoring techniques and sensors in the Black Sea, Aegean Sea, Mediterranean, Atlantic, North Sea and Baltic Sea. Plymouth Marine Laboratory will contribute to LandSeaLot by further developing low-cost observation tools for radiometric water colour measurements.
LandSeaLot will provide open information (FAIR) and demonstrators of data-driven management in the land-sea interface, focussed on key environmental challenges including eutrophication, plastic pollution, biodiversity conservation, and climate impacts. Its co-created observation strategy and deployment of citizen-driven monitoring will leave a lasting legacy.