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MINERVA

Monitoring by Interferometric SAR of Environmental Risk in Volcanic Areas

Design, development and assessment of a demonstrative small scale information service based on processing of images from the ASAR instrument on board ENVISAT-I.

 
Project References
 Name MINERVA
 Title Monitoring by Interferometric SAR of Environmental Risk in Volcanic Areas
 Programme DUP (Data User Programme)
 Theme Land
 Cost €250k
 Type Service Demonstration
 Status Completed (15/10/2001 – 11/2003)
 Sensors ENVISAT : ASAR
 
Project Description
 Web site http://www.cgspace.it/Minerva/index.html
 Objectives

The focal objective of the MINERVAproject was the design, development and assessment of a demonstrative small scale information service based on processing of images from the ASAR instrument on board ENVISAT-I.

The goal of such information service was to provide the target User, the Osservatorio Vesuviano, with an innovative tool for monitoring of the environmental risk derived from volcanic phenomena in the Vesuvian Area, particularly the subsidence in the Campi Flegrei zone. The Osservatorio Vesuviano has indeed the responsibility of alerting civil authorities (Protezione Civile) in case such monitoring activity reveals signals of imminent earthquakes or eruptions.

 
 Results Final Report
 
 
Project Consortium
 Prime contractor CGS : CARLO GAVAZZI SPACE S.P.A.
 Subcontractors CNR-IREA NA : Italian National Research Council (CNR) - Institute for Electromagnetic Sensing of the Environment (IREA) - Naples
DEOS Delft TU : Delft Institute for Earth-Oriented Space Research, University of Technology
NLR : National Aerospace Laboratory (NLR) of The Netherlands
 
User Partnership
 Users INGV OV : National Institute for Geophysics and Volcanology - Vesuvius Observatory
 
Contact Points
 Project Manager Lucia Tampellini
Carlo Gavazzi Space S.p.A.
via Gallarate, 150
20151 MILANO MI - ITALY
Tel: +39 2-380.48.249
Fax: +39 2-380.6458
Email: ltampellini@cgspace.it
 Technical Officer Frank Martin Seifert
European Space Agency - ESRIN D/EOP-SEP
via Galileo Galilei
I-00044 Frascati (Roma)
ITALY
Tel: +39 06-941.80560
Fax: +39 06-941.80552
Email: frank.martin.seifert@esa.int
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