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Utilization of ERS in Conjunction with High-resolution Optical Satellite data to Evaluate Key Parameters for an Alpine Monitoring System
Identification, requirements study of users of spatial data in Alpine regions, design, development and demonstration of major products / services based on satellite remote sensing data and derived products (e.g. DEM based on ERS) in connection with GIS, as far as relevant for the specific application case.
|Utilization of ERS in Conjunction with High-resolution Optical Satellite data to Evaluate Key Parameters for an Alpine Monitoring System
|DUP (Data User Programme)
|ERS-1/2 : SAR
The main objective of the project was to demonstrate the applicability for ERS data in conjunction with optical multisensor data and ancillary information for carrying out operational mapping and monitoring tasks of users – mainly regional governmental authorities, but also companies – within the Alpine area.
The Alps are a very sensitive environment, while also being one of the economically most important regions in Europe. The morphological and climatic characteristics of the Alps pose special and additional requirements on the evaluation of the satellite data.
The evaluation of the user requirements was done via questionnaires and individual interviews, resulting in the identification of 4 main areas of a potential application of satellite data:
|Final Report (11Mb Pdf file)
Final report of project extension (4Mb Pdf file)
|Teledata GeoConsult GmbH-srl
|Provincia Autonoma di Bolzano
Teledata GeoConsult GmbH â€“ srl
Via â€“ Siemens â€“ Str. 19
39100 Bolzano â€“ Bozen BZ â€“ Italy
Tel.: +39 0471-56.8282
Fax: +39 0471-56.8288
|Frank Martin Seifert
European Space Agency â€“ ESRIN D/EOP-SEP
Via Galileo Galilei
I-00044 Frascati (Roma)
Tel.: +39 06-941.80560
Fax: +39 06-941.80552