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Innovators II - avalRS

Remote sensing derived avalanche inventory data for decision support and hindcast after avalanche events

 
Project References
 Name Innovators II - avalRS
 Title Remote sensing derived avalanche inventory data for decision support and hindcast after avalanche events
 Programme DUE (Data User Element)
 Theme Innovators
Land
 Cost €100k
 Type Service Demonstration
 Status Completed (01/03/2009-30-09/2011)
 Sensors ENVISAT : ASAR
EOS-Terra : ASTER
TerraSAR-X
 
Project Description
 Objectives

The main objective of the avalRS project is to provide the Norwegian Public Roads Authority with avalanche inventories based on remote sensing data captured briefly after major avalanche events. The service is to be demonstrated in specific service case areas defined on-the-fly (i.e. depending on where major avalanche events will occur during the project phase) within the mountains of South-, West-, and Central Norway.

AvalRS aims at demonstrating that such a service is possible and that it will provide decision support during avalanche imposed road closures, and to help validate the issued avalanche forecasts. Overview over the affected problem area, specifically the length of the avalanche-affected road section and the volume of snow on the road, are essential for the authorities during road closures.

The avalRS project is a joint project between the Norwegian Geotechnical Institute (prime contractor), the Norwegian Computing Center (subcontractor), and the Norwegian Public Roads Authority (user).

 
 Results Evaluation and Evolution Report
 
 
Project Consortium
 Prime contractor NGI : Norwegian Geotechnical Institute, Norway
 Subcontractors NR : Norwegian Computing Center
 
User Partnership
 Users NPRA : Statens Vegvesen (Norwegian Public Road Administration)
 
Contact Points
 Project Manager Dr. Regula Frauenfelder
NGI
P.O. Box 3930,
Ullevaal Stadion
0806 Oslo
NORWAY
Tel.: +47 22 02 19 87
Fax.: +47 22 23 04 48
Email: regula.frauenfelder@ngi.no
 Technical Officer Dr. Bojan Bojkov
European Space Agency/ESRIN
via Galileo Galilei
I-00044 Frascati (Roma)
ITALY
Tel.: +39 06-941.80543
Fax: +39 06-941.80552
Email: bojan.bojkov@esa.int
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