The purpose of the service module is to identify areas with highest growth potential and lowest mortality for flat oysters, Ostrea edulis, and thereby increase harvest and restoration potential. The oyster farmers tend to face challenges with high spat mortality and variable growth depending on environmental conditions. The service module can also be applied to other species, i.e., blue mussels, if the user has knowledge of the species’ characteristics.
The service is currently available for the Limfjorden in Denmark. The output is the service is a map showing an index of the most suitable sites for oyster farmers. The index created for this service are based on the bottom salinity, oxygen content, temperature, chlorophyll concentration and the resuspension of sediments. The data used for this service was provided by Aarhus University.