Since 2011, huge sargassum mass strandings (Sargassum fluitans and Sargassum natans) have occurred in the wider Caribbean region affecting:

  • Marine environnment
  • Human health
  • Tourism
  • Fishing & aquaculture

Challenge

For the account of the Direction de l’Environnement, de l’Aménagement et du Logement (DEAL) de Guadeloupe, French Ministry of Environment, and Nova Blue Environment

  • Reduce the devastating effects of sargassum on local economies
  • Prepare and support timely sargassum collection operations
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CLS' Solutions

  • Sargassum detection based on multi-satellite data sources using radar and optical instruments for High Resolution products (250m resolution down to 20m close to shore)
  • Drift forecasting and grounding estimation of sargassum provided through a proprietary drift model.