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URBEX

Urban Expansion Monitoring

EO-based information service to identify the loss of natural landscape due to urban development in the last 15 years over the Italian territory.

 
Project References
 Name URBEX
 Title Urban Expansion Monitoring
 Programme DUP (Data User Programme)
 Theme Land
 Cost €230k
 Type Service Demonstration
 Status Completed (2001-2003)
 Sensors ERS-1/2 : SAR
Landsat 4/5 : TM
 
Project Description
 Objectives

URBEX is an ESA-ESRIN DUP project aiming to provide an Earth Observation based information service: the loss of natural landscape due to urban development in the last 15 years over the Italian territory. The targeted end-user for this DUP project was the World Wildlife Fund (WWF).

The objectives of the URBEX project were to define and implement, at demonstrator level, a service of monitoring the urban growth, in order to evaluate the landscape reduction and the subsequent impact on natural resources.

 
 Results URBEX Final Report
 
 
Project Consortium
 Prime contractor ACS : Advanced Computer Systems SpA
 Subcontractors
 
User Partnership
 Users WWF-Italy : World Wildlife Fund - Italy
 
Contact Points
 Project Manager F Iavarone
Via della Bufalotta 378
I-00139 Rome
ITALY
Tel: +39 06-87090.1
Fax: +39 06-87201502
Email: f.iavarone@acsys.it
 Technical Officer Diego Fernandez
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: diego.fernandez@esa.int
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