Sensors & Platforms

The MONOCLE sensors and platforms are listed below. User guides and deployment instructions are available on their respective pages.

You can sign up for future updates   on specific sensors and services developed during MONOCLE. You will then be kept up-to-date on upgrades and market availability of the systems. Alternatively, you can directly contact the developers using the contact details provided with each system.

FreshWater Watch (FWW)
A methodology for Citizen Scientists to use sensors to investigate the health of the world’s freshwater ecosystems.

Hyperspectral Radiometer for Global & Diffuse Irradiance (HSP1)
A novel sensor to accurately measure the spectrum of sunlight near the water’s surface

Take quick and easy ocean colour measurements using this low-cost add-on for your smartphone.

Measure water transparency with a low-cost sensor that you can build! Advanced KdUINO sensors also detect optical and temperature stratification in the water column.

MapEO Water
Using state-of-the art drone technology to monitor water quality. The MapEO Water service converts drone data into geo-referenced images providing information on the physical properties of water bodies.

Mini-secchi disk
Measure water transparency, colour and pH with the mini-Secchi disk: a handheld device that is easily deployed from shore or boat.

Solar tracking radiometry platform (So-Rad)
Control and automate underway radiometric measurements for satellite validation from ships and buoys

Water Insight SPectrometer Station (WISPstation)
Measure water reflectance and key water quality parameters fully autonomously, emission-free, without any chemicals, at a high frequency and get results available near-real-time