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Innovators II - Aquatic Point Pollution Detection

Remote Detection of Aquatic Point Pollution Sources

Effluents from municipal and industrial waste water outfalls contribute to the pollution of coastal waters resulting in degradation of water quality and ecology. In the past, the limited spatial resolution capabilities of operational EO sensors (e.g., LANDSAT, RADARSAT-1, ERS, ENVISAT-ASAR) meant that only larger outfalls could be detected reliably.

 
Project References
 Name Innovators II - Aquatic Point Pollution Detection
 Title Remote Detection of Aquatic Point Pollution Sources
 Programme DUE (Data User Element)
 Theme Innovators
Land
Ocean
 Cost €100k
 Type Service Demonstration
 Status Completed (01/01/2009-31/12/2010)
 Sensors ALOS : PALSAR
ERS-1/2 : SAR
RADARSAT-2
TerraSAR-X
 
Project Description
 Objectives

It is the objective of this project to develop and implement efficient processes for the detection and characterization of aquatic wastewater outfalls using newly available SAR and optical high-resolution EO missions, including RADARSAT-2, TerraSAR-X and QUICKBIRD. To this end, established methods for water quality monitoring and slick detection will be adapted for use with high-resolution data, and the integration of EO-derived information into existing processes in place at the user organizations will be examined.

 
 Results Evaluation and Evolution report
 
 
Project Consortium
 Prime contractor C-CORE :
 Subcontractors
 
User Partnership
 Users DFO : Fisheries and Oceans
WRMD - Water Resources Management Division : Hydrologic Modelling Section Water Resources Management Division Department of Environment & Conservation Government of Newfoundland & Labrador
 
Contact Points
 Project Manager Dr. Thomas Puestow
C-CORE
Captain Robert A. Bartlett Building
Morrissey Road, St. John's NL,
Canada A1B 3X5
Canada
Tel: +01 709 737 2586
Fax: +01 709 737 4706
Email: Thomas.Puestow@c-core.ca
 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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