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Animated introduction to the MONOCLE project sensors

This short animation explains how the MONOCLE project offers in situ instruments and monitoring solution to ground-truth satellite observations of water colour. 

MONOCLE Newsletters

April 2022

Newsletter screenshotThis latest newsletter provides an update on the progress of the MONOCLE sensors and their key features as well as featuring scientific highlights. There is also the opportunity to feedback on dissemination materials.

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November 2020
Newsletter screenshotThis latest newsletter gives an introduction to the various sensors that are being developed by the project to achieve a higher accuracy and coverage of in situ reference observations as well as an update on the impact of COVID-19.

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November 2019
Screenshot of the first MONOCLE NewsletterFind out about key achievements and activities within the project during its first phase.

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Download the MONOCLE flyer which summarizes the project and its key activities:



The MONOCLE factsheet series provides information and guidance on important aspects of the project. All three of the factsheets are available to download below:



User requirements survey

Results from the MONOCLE Water Quality Survey are summarised in the PowerPoint presentation here. The survey was designed to be accessible to a wide range of experts in water quality monitoring, sensor development, research, and related stakeholder roles. Highly technical questions were avoided, with focus given to issues of sensor and maintenance cost for different observation platforms (e.g.professionals versus volunteers).

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So-Rad and HSR1 sensor installation on the MV Armorique as part of the MONOCLE project

John Wood (Peak Design) came down to Plymouth to install his latest sensor protototype on Brittany Ferries MV Armorique. Here is a video of John explaining his design for a hyperspectral direct/diffuse solar irradiance sensor.

Fieldwork at Lake Balaton

In July 2019 the international MONOCLE team gathered around Lake Balaton in Hungary for the project’s second field campaign. The video shows highlights from the fieldwork.

Fieldwork at Loch Leven

The video diary shows some of the fieldwork in action as they test sensors and work with Citizen Scientists during the first field campaign at Loch Leven in Kinross, Scotland.