Celebrating 20 years of the Alg@line — Real time algal monitoring in the Baltic Sea - the 5th FerryBox Workshop will take place 24-25 April 2013 at the Finnish Environment Institute in Helsinki, Finland.
The Alg@line -project was generated in 1993 to improve the coverage of existing pelagic monitoring in the Baltic Sea.
Alg@line is a part of the FerryBox community, which wants to improve and share the data and combined knowledge generated from the 'ship-of-opportunity platforms' (SOOP). The SOOP approach facilitates the monitoring of the highly fluctuating pelagic ecosystem through an extensive automated sampling method on board merchant ships.
Alexander Sokolov will participate with the presentation "Access to distributed marine databases on the Baltic Sea".