CERTO leaflet

Download the CERTO overview leaflet explaining how we are working to achieve a harmonised capability to monitor water quality across the entire water continuum from lakes to oceans.

Also available as a mobile version for smaller screens.

CERTO leaflet

CERTO Newsletter

 An e-newsletter is distributed every six months with details of project progress and highlights. The first edition was distributed in August 2020, shortly after the six-month progress meeting. If you would like to receive the newsletter please complete the short "Register for updates" form in the footer of the website. Please email with any contributions for future editions of the newsletter.

Scientific publications

Braga, F., Ciani, D., Colella, S., Organelli, E., Pitarch, J., Brando, V.E., Bresciani, M., Concha, J.A., Giardino, C., Scarpa, G.M., Volpe, G., Rio, M-H., Falcini, F. 2022. COVID19 lockdown effects on a coastal marine environment: disentangling perception versus reality. Science of the Total Environment, 817: art: 153002. doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2022.153002

Braga, F., Fabbretto, A., Vanhellemont, Q., Bresciani, M., Giardino, C., Scarpa, G.M., Manfè, G., Concha, J.A., Brando, V.E. 2022. Assessment of PRISMA water reflectance using autonomous hyperspectral radiometry. ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, 192: 99-114. doi:10.1016/j.isprsjprs.2022.08.009

Lin, J., Dall'Olmo, G., Tilstone, G.H., Brewin, R.J.W., Vabson, V., Ansko, I., Evers-King, H., Casal, T., Donlon, C. 2022. Derivation of uncertainty budgets for continuous above-water radiometric measurements along an Atlantic Meridional Transect. Optics Express, 30(25): 45648. doi:10.1364/OE.470994

Lin, J., Z. Lee, G.H. Tilstone, X.W. Liu, J., M. Ondrusek, and S. Groom. 2023. Revised spectral optimization approach to remove surface-reflected radiance for the estimation of remote-sensing reflectance from the above-water method. Optics Express, 31, 22964-22981. doi:10.1364/OE.486981

Lin, D., Matsushita, B., Pahlevan, N., Gurlin, D., Fichot, C.G., Harringmeyer, J., Sent, G., Brito, A.C., Brotas, V., Werther, M., Mascarenhas, V., Blake, M., Hunter, P., Tyler, A., Spyrakos, E. 2023. Estimating the concentration of total suspended solids in inland and coastal waters from Sentinel-2 MSI: A semi-analytical approach. ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, 204: 362-377. doi: 10.1016/j.isprsjprs.2023.09.020

Scarpa, G.M., Braga, F., Manfè, G., Lorenzetti, G., Zaggia, L. 2022. Towards an integrated observational system to investigate sediment transport in the tidal inlets of the Lagoon of Venice. Remote Sensing, 14(4): art: 3371. doi:10.3390/rs14143371

Sent, G., Biguini, B., Favareto, L., Cruz, J., Sá, C., Dogliotti, A.I., Palma, C., Brotas, V., Brito, A.C. 2021. Deriving Water Quality Parameters Using Sentinel-2 Imagery: A Case Study in the Sado Estuary, Portugal. Remote Sensing, 13(5), doi:10.3390/rs13051043

Spyrakos, E., Hunter, P., Simis, S., Neil, C., Riddick, C., Wang, S., Varley, A., Blake, M., Groom, S., Torres Palenzuela, J., Vilas Gonzalez, L, Cardenas, C., Frangopulos, M., Aquilar Vega, X., Iriart, J.L., Tyler, A. 2020. Moving towards global satellite based products for monitoring of inland and coastal waters. In: Proceedings of Regional examples from Europe and South America. 2020 IEEE Latin American GRSS & ISPRS Remote Sensing Conference (LAGIRS), March 21-26, 2020, Santiago, Chile. doi:10.1109/LAGIRS48042.2020.9165653

Deliverables completed

TriOS user guide

 TriOS hyperspectral radiometer user guide
Download our user guide for the TriOS Hyperspectral radiometers. 


SoRad user guide

 So-Rad guide available from MONOCLE website
CERTO uses the So-Rad radiometer system developed by the MONOCLE project


Data visualisation portal

A data visualisation portal has been developed which offers access to Sentinel 2 and Sentinel 3 data using current algorithms. There are a wide range of indicators available to view for each of the CERTO case study areas. 


DIAS comparison

CERTO has undertaken a comparison on the Data and Information Access Services (DIAS) which are cloud-based platforms to facilitate and standarise the access to Copernicus data and information. This information has been summarised on a website and will continue to be updated as the service offerings evolve.

CERTO seminar

Watch the first CERTO seminar given by Claudia Giardino on the "Evaluation of PRISMA products for aquatic environments".



Project logo

Download the CERTO logo below as png files in various formats. 

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