Title: Smart alert against harmful cyanobacterial blooms for the water industry

Duration: 2016 - 2019



The objective of the CianoAlert project is to develop a smart real-time monitoring system to harmful cyanobacterial blooms forecast in inland water bodies.

General activities

The solution proposed is based on combining wireless sensor network technology (deployment of sensors into the water) with satellite remote sensing and Remotely Piloted Aircrafts (RPAs), together with Information Technologies (IT) and intelligent user interface. This cutting-edge solution will allow to collect a massive quantity of data (BigData) on the density and distribution of cyanobacterial blooms in wide areas intended for human consumption and aquaculture.

Expected results

CianoAlert will generate an accurate, sensitive and easy handling real-time system to understand the cyanobacterial bloom dynamics in lakes and reservoirs, which will allow to improve the water management of affected areas.


Grant RTC-2016-5087-2 funded by: