Observe, measure, learn and participate in events to protect your lake.
"SIMILE - Lake Monitoring" is an application developed by the Politecnico di Milano with the support of the Water Research Institute of the CNR (IRSA) and Arpa Lombardia within the Citizen Science activities of the SIMILE Interreg project (Integrated monitoring system for knowledge, protection and enhancement of subalpine lakes and their ecosystems). The project aims to improve the water quality of the lakes through integrated monitoring and raising the awareness of their frequenters.
KNOW YOUR LAKE - View the contents near your position on the interactive map and quickly and easily access the data collected by those who already take care of the lake and other users. You can also learn more about the lake environment and the organisms that inhabit it through a glossary. Receive important environmental alerts (bathing, weather alerts).
OBSERVE - Have you noticed anything strange, unusual or curious? Share it! Take a picture and add the information you think is important to identify what you observed. You will be able to indicate the presence of algae (phytoplankton), foams, oily stains, litters, odours, drains and aspects related to fauna. Improve your knowledge with each observation thanks to the supporting images and explanatory texts associated with each item.
MEASURE - Are you taking a boat trip or a canoe ride and want to help the environment? Some of the water parameters (Transparency, Temperature, pH) can be measured in a very short time and without the need for complicated tools or specific preparation. By taking measurements of some water parameters you can help to improve the monitoring by integrating the results coming from satellites and sensors.
REPORT - If you notice something serious you can send an official report to the authorities with the data of your observation. In this way you can help them to check the state of the lake by providing useful information to make a pre-assessment of the extent of the observed phenomena.
GO TO THE FIELD - Stay up to date on the initiatives planned in your area regarding the environmental issues of lake protection. You will be able to attend clean-up events, measurement campaigns, seminars, training courses and much more.
Spend a few minutes of your time on the health of the environment in which you live and help us to spread the application among your friends and family!
Your opinion matters! If you have any comment, question or concern, write to us at the email address:
Operation co-financed by the European Union, the European Regional Development Fund, the Italian State, the Swiss Confederation and the Cantons as part of the Interreg V-A Italy-Switzerland Cooperation Program
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