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POWERS

Pre-Operational Water and Environmental Regional Service

Developement of a service to analyse sediment regimes in the Dutch/Belgian coast, and demonstration of thematic maps of Total Suspended Matter (TSM) derived from SeaWiFS images, in preparation of a Pre-Operational Water and Environmental Regional Service based on MERIS observations

 
Project References
 Name POWERS
 Title Pre-Operational Water and Environmental Regional Service
 Programme DUP (Data User Programme)
 Theme Land
Ocean
 Cost €275k
 Type Service Demonstration
 Status Completed (1997-2000)
 Sensors SeaStar : SeaWiFS
 
Project Description
 Objectives

Dredging and coastal infrastructure projects require apriori knowledge of the suspended sediment concentrations to be expected, and how they would vary over seasons and over a tidal cycle. There are often not enough field data, and measurement campaigns are costly and time-consuming. New technology is available to determine suspended sediment concentrations from Space. Moreover, sensors have been in orbit long enough to collect useful data covering several years.

The aim of the POWERS project was to prepare a service for water quality information based on MERIS observations. In this demonstration project the data of the MOS (phase-I) and SeaWiFS (phase-II) were taken; both instruments with characteristics similar to MERIS.

 
 Results POWERS Final Report
 
 
Project Consortium
 Prime contractor IVM : Institute for Environmental Studies , Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
 Subcontractors ARGOSS : ARGOSS B.V.
UNIZH - RSL : University of Zurich - Department of Geography - Remote Sensing Laboratories
 
User Partnership
 Users MUMM : Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences - Management Unit of the North Sea Mathematical Models
 
Contact Points
 Project Manager Hans van der Woerd
Institute for Environmental Studies (IVM)
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU)
De Boelelaan 1115
1081 HV Amsterdam
The Netherlands
Tel: +31 20-444.9565
Fax: +31 20-444.9553
Email: Hans.van.der.Woerd@ivm.vu.nl
 Technical Officer Contact the DUP Programme Manager:
Dr Olivier Arino
European Space Agency - ESRIN D/EOP-SEP
Via Galileo Galilei C.P.94
I-00044 Frascati (RM)
ITALY
Tel: +39 06-941.80564
Fax: +39 06-941.80552
Email: olivier.arino@esa.int
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