About CyanoAlert

CyanoAlert is a three-year project funded by the European Commission that presently is transferring from service development to service implementation. The CyanoAlert service aims to provide customers in government, commercial and environmental sectors with up-to-date, accurate and relevant information on the health risks posed by cyanobacteria blooms in water bodies through utilizing Copernicus Satellite Earth Observation data. The service will offer information on cyanobacteria blooms, eutrophication (chlorophyll-a) and supplementary water quality products through its web portal, viewer and mobile application. The service is designed as a tool to assist in the management of aquatic systems and the concepts of the service are specified according to the current user's service requirements and data need, as well as technological capabilities and availabilities.

The overarching aims of the project are as follows:

  • Improving the management and health of aquatic ecosystems around the globe
  • Reducing the risks to human, animal and ecosystem health from cyanotoxins
  • Reducing the long-term cost of monitoring a large number of widespread water bodies by taking advantage of Copernicus’ wealth of information
  • Creating a sustainable business model generating significant turnover and new jobs in Europe and abroad
  • Significantly changing the way water quality is monitored around the globe to address emergency, security and climate change concerns

Brockmann Geomatics Sweden (Stockholm, Sweden) is the project co-ordinator and lead, with implementation partners Brockmann Consult GmbH (Hamburg, Germany) and Odermatt & Brockmann GmbH (Zurich, Switzerland).

The initial pilot user partners benefiting from the initial service are ISS (National Institute of Health, Rome, Italy), InfoBaltic (The Information Office for the Baltic Sea, Stockholm, Sweden), and INCDDD (Danube Delta National Institute for Research and Development, Tulcea, Romania).

Pilot user partners

Danube Delta National Institute for Research and Development (Tulcea, Romania)


Danube Delta National Institute for Research and Development, Tulcea, Romania

The Information Office for the Baltic Sea - InfoBaltic (Stockholm, Sweden)


The Information Office for the Baltic Sea, Stockholm, Sweden

National Institute of Health (Rome, Italy)


National Institute of Health, Rome, Italy

Brockmann Geomatics

Odermatt & Brockmann

Brockmann Consult


Space Based Cyanobacteria Information & Services


This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 730141.


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