Meet all the endorsed Ocean Decade Actions

Portuguese Coastal Monitoring Network (CoastNet)

MARE (Marine and Environmental Sciences Centre), University of Lisbon - Portugal

North Atlantic Ocean, Project, Protect and restore ecosystems and biodiversity, Skills, knowledge and technology for all, Unlock ocean-based solutions to climate change

The Portuguese Coastal Monitoring Network (CoastNet) is a research infrastructure (RI) implemented by MARE (Marine and Environmental Sciences Centre).

This RI aims to improve the understanding of Portuguese coastal ecosystems functioning and variability through the implementation of a remote coastal monitoring system. Real-time acquisition of relevant chemical, physical and biological variables allow this information to be integrated in a structured database, available online to the scientific community, central administration, private companies and the general public.

In this way, the CoastNet contributes to 3 outcomes of the Ocean Decade: i) a healthy and resilient ocean where marine ecosystems are understood, protected, restored and managed; ii) a predicted ocean where society understands and can respond to changing ocean conditions; and finally iii) an accessible ocean with open and equitable access to data, information and technology and innovation.

This Project is hosted by the Ocean Decade Programme Marine Life 2030

Start date: 01/01/2016
End date: 31/12/2027

Lead Contact: Paola Castellanos (