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Coastline mapping service

Development of an EO information system for the provision of coastline products in support to marine charting, and demonstration on the West African Coast from Senegal to Congo(6,000 km of coastline).

Project References
 Title Coastline mapping service
 Programme DUE (Data User Element)
 Theme Land
 Cost €530k
 Type Service Demonstration
 Status Completed (01/09/2004 - 15/08/2006)
Landsat 4/5 : TM
Landsat 7 : ETM
Project Description

The objective of the COASTCHART project was first to develop an information system for the provision of coastline restitution products that would support the work of hydrographic organisations in their activities related to the cartographic actualisation of marine charts, and second to demonstrate and qualify the COASTCHART information system by operating the system on the entire West African Coast from Senegal to Congo (6,000 km of coastline).

The following coastal products were requested to be produced and validated during the COASTCHART project:

  1. High Resolution Coastline Restitution Products (at 1:50,000 scale), in paper maps and digital formats, for the overall West African coast composed of the following 15 countries: Senegal, The Gambia, Guinea Bissau, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Togo, Benin, Nigeria, Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon and Republic of the Congo;
  2. Very High Resolution Coastline Restitution Product (at 1:15,000 scale), in paper maps and digital formats, for 12 key coastal areas (typically harbour infrastructures, maritime facilities and river approaches);

The Coastline Restitution product contained multi-date geo-referenced vector objects that characterise the coastline. Each coastline object was precisely geo-referenced and characterised by thematic attributes that identify the type of coastlines, following the semantics defined in the S-57 standard available from the International Hydrographic Organisation (IHO).

The COASTCHART products aimed at supporting the hydrographic offices in the production of nautical documents. The generation of these marine charts is the responsibility of the hydrographic offices and was therefore beyond the scope of the COASTCHART project.

 Results COASTCHART Phase 1 Final Report
UNIVERSITE DE MARNE LA VALLEE (UML) - Thesis by Herve Trebossen<
Project Consortium
 Prime contractor Logica Ltd :
 Subcontractors BOOST : BOOST Technologies
BRGM : Bureau of Geological and Mining Research
PCI : PCI Geomatics
RSAC : Remote Sensing Applications Consultants Ltd.
UCL : University College London, Department of Geomatic Engineering
UoP SEOES : University of Plymouth, School of Earth, Ocean and Environmental Sciences
User Partnership
 Users IHPT : Portuguese Hydrographic Institute
SHOM : French Naval Hydrographic and Oceanographic Service
UKHO : United Kingdom Hydrographic Office
Contact Points
 Project Manager Chetan Pradhan
Logica Ltd
250 Brook Drive,
Green Park,
Reading, RG2 6UA
United Kingdom
Tel:+44 20 7637 9111
Fax:+44 20 7468 7006
 Technical Officer Marc Paganini
European Space Agency - ESRIN D/EOP-SEP
Via Galileo Galilei
I-00046 Frascati (RM)
Tel: +39 06-941.80563
Fax: +39 06-941.80552
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