Innovators TIGER - WADE
TIGER Innovators - Water Resources Assessment using SAR in Desert and Arid Lands in West African Ecosystems
TIGER Innovator project aiming at exploring underground and superficial water resources in arid and semi arid regions in Africa using Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) imagery.
|Name||Innovators TIGER - WADE|
|Title||TIGER Innovators - Water Resources Assessment using SAR in Desert and Arid Lands in West African Ecosystems|
|Programme||DUE (Data User Element)|
ENVISAT : ASAR
WADE aimed at exploring underground and superficial water resources in arid and semi arid regions in Africa using Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) imagery. SAR has a great potential due to its limited cost and high spatial resolution; the availability of an advanced technological tool for water resources detection and mapping can represent a significant improvement for sustainable water management. Specific project goals were to map permanent water-related human artefacts (foggara, wells, channels), to map natural seasonal water resources understanding their dynamics through multi-temporal analysis, to transfer advanced technologies and tools to the User.
Special attention has been devoted to map surface water bodies, wetlands and small superficial natural seasonal waters, including inundated vegetation, at a detailed spatial resolution (20 to 30 meters). This effort permit to collect information on limited water resources which are of paramount importance for biodiversity conservation.
Two vectorial products have been developed:
|Prime contractor||ACS : Advanced Computer Systems SpA|
AGRHYMET : AGRHYMET regional centre
|Project Manager||Gaetano Pace
Advanced Computer Systems SpA
Via della Bufalotta 378
|Technical Officer||Diego Fernandez
European Space Agency - ESRIN D/EOP-SEP
via Galileo Galilei
I-00044 Frascati (Roma)
Tel: +39 06-941-80676
Fax: +39 06-941-80552