Water Quality Management tools for a changing world
Our climate and natural environment are rapidly changing. Stay on top of water quality fluctuations and build resilient freshwater management plans with GybeMaps.
Monitor any surface water body.
GybeMaps is a SaaS subscription service,
combining satellite and sensor water quality data in the user friendly GybeMaps WebApp.
Much more information, without any of the hassle.
Move from local datapoints to full-coverage data maps. Our water quality maps help you track water quality across the entire waterbody: no more blind spots.
Know where things are changing most
Fill in gaps from other data sources
Optimize your sampling
Easily differentiate between what's normal and what's unusual.
Your data is displayed in context of historical baselines, and seasonal fluctuations, making it easier to interpret the most recent datapoint,
as soon as it comes in.
Time series charts
for any location
Generate time series for any location in the waterbody, as if you had a sensor installed anywhere. Easily compare parameter values over time, within and across waterbodies.
Example Use Cases
Keeping drinking water safe by proactively tracking blooms in a source water reservoir.
Tracking seasonal and long term changes across a portfolio of waterbodies around the world.
Nitrates in Rivers
Tracking nitrate concentrations along the Mississippi River, to the Gulf of Mexico.
"GybeMaps helps me take action quickly,
analyze impacts and anticipate future changes."
- Brandin Hilbrandt,
Watershed Program Coordinator,
Tailored to your needs.
Everyone's monitoring needs are unique. We've built GybeMaps to make it easy to choose what works best for you.
Choose the location(s) to monitor
Choose your GybeMaps plan
The Gybe Sensor
Low Cost. High Quality Data.
The Gybe Sensor gets you
Continuous data streams for 5 water quality parameters
Satellite data maps for two additional parameters (Cyanobacteria Index, CDOM Absorption)
Built for minimal maintenance
Quick and easy install, serviced by the customer or Gybe
Gybe monitors sensor performance
Gybe or the customer replaces the sensor when needed (every 6-12 months)
Water Quality Data Maps
Water Quality data maps and time series per parameter, derived from multiple satellites
Historical data back to at least 2016
Updated as soon as new images are available
Optional: Calibrate satellite data with your in situ data
Continuous Data Streams
Continuous time series from the Gybe Sensor
Contextualized dashboard based on your areas of interest across the waterbody
Algal Bloom Predictions
For the next 20 days
Integration into SCADA systems: direct data feeds to operations and control / data systems
Many more exciting features coming soon!
Not sure if GybeMaps
is right for you?
We'll be happy to answer any questions.
Set up a demo for your waterbody,
and see what GybeMaps can do for you.
What water quality parameters are available in GybeMaps?Our standard parameter set for data maps includes: Chlorophyll-a [mg/m3] Turbidity [FNU] Total Suspended Sediments [g/m3] If you have a Gybe Sensor installed, you'll get two additional parameters: Cyanobacteria Index [from -1 to 1] Colored Dissolved Organic Matter (CDOM) [1/m] The GybeMaps platform is highly extensible, and we are developing new applications and new pollutants of concern. Nitrogen, phosphorus dissolved oxygen and E. coli are some examples of new pollutants we are exploring to add to the current parameter set.
How far back does the historical satellite data archive go?Historical data is one of the most valuable aspects to GybeMaps: When you sign up, you'll have access not just to new data going forward, but to the entire historical archive. The size of the archive varies per location, and usually goes back to 2016 or 2015. Historical data is available immediately once the production subscription is complete. The benefit of this consistent long term data archive is that you can compare current data coming in to normal variability within your specific waterbody. It also allows you to go back in time, to look at how water quality changed during significant events in the past .
Does the Gybe Sensor require periodic calibration or maintenance?Gybe Sensors are installed and maintained by Gybe or by customers. These are fully autonomous, free standing sensors that were designed to require no regular maintenance. Gybe monitors sensor performance remotely, and replaces the sensors based on degeneration in performance. This usually happens around 6-12 months after installation.
What are the maintenance costs? What are the costs after the end of the project?GybeMaps is delivered as a subscription service. Simple pricing is guaranteed for several years There are no maintenance costs or implementation costs.
How good is the data compared to other data sources?We have tested our data quality via matchups with co-located industry leading sensors (such as USGS SuperGauges and YSI sondes) at several locations, and have found the data to be at the level of accuracy of these sondes.
How deep into the water does the satellite see?The depth to which satellite sensors can see into the water depends on the turbidity of the water. Typically, depth visibility ranges from a few centimeters to tens of meters.
How often does the data update in GybeMaps?GybeMaps Pro gives you a new datapoint daily (sensor data) GybeMaps Basic gives you a new datapoint (full map) every 5 days, when a new satellite image becomes available. We are incorporating additional satellite data sources, so that soon you will have the ability to receive a full Data Map every day.
Can I install a Gybe Sensor anywhere?GybeSensors have been made to install almost anywhere. Power Sensors can be plugged in to the wall, or be Solar Powered Data transmission Sensors can transmit data via cell signal, or via satellite (remote locations) Durability Our sensors operate continuously without maintenance, manual calibration or service touches, so they are suitable for remote or inaccessible installations. Sensors need to be replaced on average once every 6-12 months, based on performance levels. Installation Ideally, sensors are attached to existing infrastructure, however sensors can also be installed to be freestanding, without attachments.