project our goals and stakeholders

Our project partners

The European countries that are part of SmartLagoon are: Spain, Italy, Sweden, Switzerland, Denmark and Norway. Find out more about them on our dedicated page.

Italy Spain Switzerland Denmark Sweden Norway

Our project timeline

Here are the main steps that will lead us to the implementation of all SmartLagoon stages.

  1. Project Started!

    The SmartLagoon project, funded with the Horizon 2020 program, has started!

  2. Partnership agreement

    Fundacion Universitaria San Antonio
    Signature of the Partnership Agreement by all partners

  3. Website published and Appointment of the CoDNOC

    Alma Mater Studiorum - Università di Bologna
    Publishing of the website and appointment of the CoDNOC

  4. Sensing technologies validated and tested at Lake Erken

    Uppsala Universitet
    Report D2.1 finished

  5. Environmental, economic, social and legislative conditions and constraints of the Mar Menor mapped

    Vielca Ingenieros S.A.
    Technical brief D.4.1 finished

  6. BMPs, policies and scenarios for water pollution control and flood mitigation measures identified and Progress Report

    Vielca Ingenieros S.A. and Fundacion Universitaria San Antonio
    Report D.4.2 finished by the Vielca Ingenieros S.A.

    Approval of the second progress report in M18 and the third progress report M36 for the Fundacion Universitaria San Antonio

  7. Conceptual model stakeholder workshops

    Norsk Institutt for Vannforskning
    All workshops for conceptual model development conducted

  8. Initial Social sensing platform available and Forecasting portal can undertake initial simulations

    Universitat Politècnica de València and WaterITech
    The Universitat Politècnica de València made available the social sensing tool that sends information to the public repository while WaterITech published ASAP web portal, which is available for project cases

  9. Photrack discharge app can process photos from Mar Menor

    Photrack AG
    Web portal for visualization (D.5.2)

  10. Catchment and lagoon models calibrated for Mar Menor

    Uppsala Universitet
    Model output illustration on project website

  11. Final systems dynamic stakeholder workshop

    Norsk Institutt for Vannforskning
    Final WP4 workshop conducted

Our deliverables

Citizens engagement, Collaboration, Communication, Dissemination and Exploitation

Public Participation Plan – SMLG_D7.1 | Download the pdf

Communication, Dissemination and Exploitation Plan – SMLG_D7.2 | Download the pdf

Joint Collaboration Task Work Plan – SMLG_D7.4 | Download the pdf

Blueprint for a full-fledged system for environmental intelligence (first version) – SMLG_D7.5 | Download the pdf

Blueprint for a full-fledged system for environmental intelligence (second version) – SMLG_D7.6 | Download the pdf

Blueprint for a full-fledged system for environmental intelligence (third version) – SMLG_D7.7 | Download the pdf

Project Management

Data Management Plan – SMLG_D6.9 | Download the pdf

Socio-environmental dynamics modelling

Technical brief on the environmental, economic, social and legislative conditions and constraints of the Mar Menor region and thematic maps – SMLG_D4.1 | Download the pdf

Description of BMPs and policies and associated scenarios for water pollution control and flood mitigation measures – SMLG_D4.2 | Download the pdf

Sustainability of the Mar Menor region – A participatory system dynamics conceptual model – SMLG_D4.3 | Download the pdf

Digital Twin Development

Short note summarizing the stakeholder needs for the forecast portals – SMLG_D5.1 | Download the pdf

Efficient Data Collection and Sensing

Report on sensing technologies validation at Erken lake – D2.1 | Download the pdf

Report on socio-environmental variables publicly available – D2.4 | Download the pdf

Innovative modelling of environmental processes

Complete SWAT + model setup for Mar Menor – D3.1 | Download the pdf

Complete GOTM-WET model setup for Mar Menor – D3.2 | Download the pdf

Report on results of machine learning approaches for flood, algal bloom and hypoxia predictions – D3.3 | Download the pdf


Conference articles

BODOQUE: An Energy-Efficient Flow Monitoring System for Ephemeral Streams

ACM MobiHoc 2023

Benjamín Arratia, Javier Prades, Salvador Peña-Haro, José Maria Cecilia, Pietro Manzoni

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Evaluating the use of machine learning algorithms in environmental sensing for energy saving

NET4us 2023

Giovanni Delnevo, Gianni Tumedei, Vittorio Ghini, Catia Prandi

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On integrating intelligent infrastructure and participatory monitoring for environmental modelling: the SMARTLAGOON approach

ACM GoodIT 2022

Catia Prandi, José M. Cecilia, Pietro Manzoni, Salvador Peña-Haro, Don Pierson, William Colom Montero, Pablo Blanco, Constancio Amurrio Garcìa, Inmaculada Jiménez Navarro, Javier Senent

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Site identification and discharge measurements through Mobile Crowdsensing in the Mar Menor region

IAHS-AISH Scientific Assembly 2022

Salvador Peña-Haro, José M. Cecilia, Pablo Blanco-Gómez, Catia Prandi, and Javier Senent-Aparicio 

SMARTLAGOON: Innovative modelling approaches for predicting socio-environmental evolution in highly anthropized coastal lagoons

ACM GoodIT 2021

José M. Cecilia, Pietro Manzoni, Dennis Trolle, Anders Nielsen, Pablo Blanco, Catia Prandi, Salvador Peña-Haro, Line Barkved, Don Pierson, Javier Senent

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Journal articles
Timing of spring events changes under modelled future climate scenarios in a mesotrophic lake​

Hydrology and Earth System Sciences

Jorrit P. Mesman, Inmaculada C. Jiménez-Navarro, Ana I. Ayala, Javier Senent-Aparicio, Dennis Trolle, Don C. Pierson

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Assessment of oceanographic services for the monitoring of highly anthropised coastal lagoons: The Mar Menor case study

Ecological Informatics

José G. Giménez, Alberto Granero, Javier Senent-Aparicio, Francisco Gómez-Jakobsen, Jesús M. Mercado, Pablo Blanco-Gómez, Juan M. Ruiz, José M. Cecilia

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In Situ and Crowd-Sensing Techniques for Monitoring Flows in Ephemeral Streams

IEEE Network

José M. Cecilia, Daniel Hernández, Benjamin Arratia, Salvador Peña-Haro, Javier Senent-Aparicio

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Climate Change Impacts on Surface Heat Fluxes in a Deep Monomictic Lake

Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres

Ana I. Ayala, Jorrit P. Mesman, Ian D. Jones, Elvira de Eyto, Eleanor Jennings, Stéphane Goyette, Donald C. Pierson

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Spatial and temporal variability in summertime dissolved carbon dioxide and methane in temperate ponds and shallow lakes

Limnology and Oceanography

Nicholas E. Ray, Meredith A. Holgerson, Mikkel Rene Andersen, Jānis Bikše, Lauren E. Bortolotti, Martyn Futter, Ilga Kokorīte, Alan Law, Cory McDonald, Jorrit P. Mesman, Mike Peacock, David C. Richardson, Julien Arsenault, Sheel Bansal, Kaelin Cawley, McKenzie Kuhn, Amir Reza Shahabinia, Facundo Smufer

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CPR Algorithm—A new interpolation methodology and QGIS plugin for Colour Pattern Regression between aerial images and raster maps


Pablo Blanco-Gómez, Constancio Amurrio-Garcia, José Luis Jiménez-García, Jose M. Cecilia

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Low-cost automated GPS, electrical conductivity and temperature sensing device (EC + T Track) and Android platform for water quality monitoring campaigns


Pablo Blanco-Gómez, José Luis Jiménez-García, Jose M. Cecilia

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Prediction of algal blooms via data-driven machine learning models: an evaluation using data from a well-monitored mesotrophic lake

Geoscientific Model Development

Shuqi Lin, Donald C. Pierson, Jorrit P. Mesman

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Hacking Limnology Workshop and DSOS22: Creating a Community of Practice for the Nexus of Data Science, Open Science, and the Aquatic Sciences​

Limnology and Oceanography Bulletin

Michael F. Meyer, Carolina C. Barbosa, Robert Ladwig, Jorrit P. Mesman, Nahit Soner Börekçi, Kaelin Cawley, Johannes Feldbauer, Isabella A. Oleksy, Rachel M. Pilla, Patricia Q. Tran, Jacob A. Zwart, Nicolas Azaña Schnedler-Meyer, Tobias K. Andersen, Matthew R. Brousil, Kate C. Fickas, Alessandro Filazzola, Tyler V. King, Nuria Sánchez-López, Victoria Stengel, Dennis Trolle

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A holistic approach for determining the hydrology of the mar menor coastal lagoon by combining hydrological & hydrodynamic models

Journal of Hydrology

Javier Senent-Aparicio, Adrián López-Ballesteros, Anders Nielsen, Dennis Troll

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Impact of Climate Change on the Hydrology of the Forested Watershed That Drains to Lake Erken in Sweden: An Analysis Using SWAT+ and CMIP6 Scenarios 


Inmaculada C. Jiménez-Navarro, Patricia Jimeno-Sáez,  Adrián López-Ballesteros, Julio Pérez-Sánchez, Javier Senent-Aparicio

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Evaluating the Potential of GloFAS-ERA5 River Discharge Reanalysis Data for Calibrating the SWAT Model in the Grande San Miguel River Basin (El Salvador)

Remote Sensing

Javier Senent-Aparicio; Pablo Blanco-Gómez; Adrián López-Ballesteros; Patricia Jimeno-Sáez; Julio Pérez-Sánchez

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Analysing the Impact of Climate Change on Hydrological Ecosystem Services in Laguna del Sauce (Uruguay) Using the SWAT Model and Remote Sensing Data

Remote Sensing

Celina Aznarez; Patricia Jimeno-Sáez; Adrián López-Ballesteros; Juan Pablo Pacheco; Javier SenentAparicio

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