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Innovators III SPONGE
SPaceborne Observations to Nourish the GEMS/Water Global Network (SPONGE)
The SPONGE innovator addresses research priorities within the Group of Earth Observation Water Strategy and United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) related to water resource management. Â The project focuses on developing Sentinel-2 products for surface water and catchment basin parameters.
|Innovators III SPONGE
|SPaceborne Observations to Nourish the GEMS/Water Global Network (SPONGE)
|DUE (Data User Element)
|Sentinel 1 : C-SAR
Sentinel 2 : MSI
Maintenance of vital water resources is a global challenge, and requires global approaches. The United Nations Environmental Programme UNEP established the data access and knowledge management platform UNEP Live, and the Global Environmental Monitoring System (GEMS/Water) in order to provide timely, scientifically credible, policy-relevant environmental data, and assist member states in evidence based decision-making, action and planning for sustainable development. This project aims at the facilitation of water resource management information from Sentinel-2 and Sentinel-1 for the large global UN water community.
In the scope of the SPONGE project, we propose to demonstrate the potential of Earth observation to address this need. We establishing a 1-year Sentinel-2 pilot service and provide an assessment of Sentinel 1 and Sentinel 3 derived surface water and catchment basin parameters. In collaboration with GEMS/Water and selected National Focal Points, appropriate methods will be developed and validated using existing in situ monitoring stations, and subsequently test these methods to improve coverage in underrepresented areas.
|Odermatt & Brockmann, Switzerland
|Brockmann Consult Gmbh
UNEP-GEMS : UNEP-GEMS Data Center at the German Federal Institute of Hydrology
UNEP-GEMS-SYKE : National Focal Points of UNEP-GEMS e.g. the Finish Environmental Institute SYKE
Group on Earth Observation (GEO) secretariat, Geneva, Switzerland :
|Daniel Odermatt Odermatt & Brockmann
|Benjamin Koetz European Space Agency - ESRIN D/EOP-SEP Via Galileo Galilei I-00046 Frascati (RM) ITALY Tel: +39 06-941.80653 Email: Benjamin.Koetz@esa.int