Case studies and news
South African activity opens way to ocean pollution project for Obscape
Monitoring technology company Obscape, a recent NWP member, has expanded its presence in South Africa with the help of NWP connections. This has opened the way for their involvement in a global project to reduce ocean pollution from plastics and other litter coming from rivers.
How can monitoring Conductivity and Temperature help water quality control?
Dissolved substances, chemicals, and minerals can be found in most water bodies. Higher amounts of impurities can lead to a higher conductivity. Use of a CT Station to monitor dissolved salts from impurities, can confirm the heightened conductivity of water. Reports or Threshold alerts confirming changes in the conductivity of water may also indicate that a pollutant has entered the water.
Ocean Science Magazine
Environmental monitoring made affordable.
Ocean Science l ECO Special Issue l RISING SEA 2021
It’s one of humankind’s greatest challenge: keeping back the tides. The stories highlight the international efforts underway to create resilient coasts with nature-based solutions and green coastal development….
Monitoring waves in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch
The Ocean Cleanup Foundation is developing floating barrier systems to concentrate and extract buoyant plastic from the global accumulation zones. To analyze and improve the efficiency of such cleanup systems, access to accurate Metocean conditions is inevitable. An experimental campaign was carried out during the deployment…
Bridging the Water
Litterboom Project is a South African initiative to stem the flow of marine plastic pollution by focusing on the interception and removal of PET bottles and other plastic debris pollution from South African Rivers since 2017.
Affordable environmental monitoring in Africa?
Sub-Saharan environmental challenges, ranging from eroding coastlines to riverine flooding and water quality issues. WIOMSA news brief article. Written by Dr. Max Radermacher. Director at Obscape. Marine science would not exist without the availability of observation data. Any aspect of the ocean that we want…
Monitoring the waves in Benin
The coast of Benin is highly susceptible to erosion due to its geographical situation along the Atlantic Ocean. The erosion of the beaches is further enhanced by the construction of paved dikes on land. Consequently, coastal tourism can not develop in this area. For that…
BVS Case Referral: Obscape B.V.
Boyan Savov, B.V.S. Consult Ltd. Varna, Bulgari. “Our relationship with the founders of Obscape dates back over 15 years. During this time we have appreciated the innovative design and reliability, and at the same time the low operation costs for monitoring marine and coastal environments”….
The protection of Marsaxlokk fishing port in Malta is now possible with the construction of the Qrejten Breakwater and the deployment of coastal monitoring systems. For many years, Marsaxlokk fishers have been calling for a new breakwater and offshore monitoring to protect and observe the…
Two different starts with the same vision
The company formed as a result of a 5-year collaboration between South African -based Enviromap and Netherlands-based H-Max. – both of which have extensive experience in marine and coastal monitoring. Faced with the high costs and limitations of conventional measurement equipment, the company’s founders were…