Why JellyX

Pollution, climate change and marine habitats degradation are affecting ocean-based industries worldwide. One of the effects of the global environmental change is the increase of jellyfish outbreaks. The sudden proliferation of these organisms can be detrimental to fish stocks, human health and marine ecosystems.

JellyX is an ocean-wide monitoring tool for the detection of jellyfish swarms and the prediction of their drift, based on ocean data. Fish farmers, whose activity is severely impacted by this phenomenon, can detect in advance jellyfish swarms thanks to JellyX, preventing important profit losses. With high estimation accuracy of jellyfish presence/absence, JellyX provides fish farmers with the solution for predicting and preventing the economic impacts of jellyfish outbreaks.

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Usefulness of Copernicus Marine Service information

JellyX service by ColomboSky could not be developed without Copernicus Marine Service datasets. The most important features for the generation of our reliable risk maps are:

  • scientifically validated datasets
  • fast download and ingestion of data
  • reliable source of data for pre-processing and machine learning methods
  • complete time series and forecast
  • large data coverage

Integration of Copernicus Marine Service information

JellyX is a brand new product bringing tangible benefits to new user communities thanks to the combination of different data sources and techniques.

JellyX combines:

  • Copernicus Marine Service products
  • Copernicus Sentinel 3 satellite
  • In-situ observations and ancillary data sources
  • automatic classification algorithms

The Copernicus Marine Service products used in JellyX are currently focused on the Mediterranean Sea but concern satellite datasets and biogeochemical models that will be applied to other oceans and seas.

Supervised machine learning techniques are used to estimate the abundance of jellyfish and classify the risk of proliferation as low, medium and high risk:

Low: 0 individuals / 10 m²
Medium: 1-10 individuals / 10 m²
High: >10 individuals / 10 m²

How it works

How does a jellyfish sting? - Neosha S Kashef

Jellyfish 101 | Nat Geo Wild

Twitter hashtag

#alertjellyfish , #jellyfishalert , #meduse


If you need any additional information please contact JellyX sales department at the following address:

Copernicus Marine Service

The CMEMS Service Desk is the single point of contact for CMEMS Users for all issues relating to the Copernicus Marine Service. It can be reached at servicedesk.cmems@mercator-ocean.eu

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