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Innovators I - EOREA

Innovators I User Partnership - EOREA

Use of Earth Observation information in the field of military Rapid Environmental Assessment (REA).

Project References
 Name Innovators I - EOREA
 Title Innovators I User Partnership - EOREA
 Programme DUE (Data User Element)
 Theme Innovators
 Cost €100k
 Type Service Demonstration
 Status Completed (14/11/2005-14/11/2007)
 Sensors ADEOS-2 : SeaWind scatterometer
Jason-1 : Poseidon:2
Project Description

The overall objective of EOREA (Earth Observation Enhanced Rapid Environmental Assessment) was to increase the use of Earth Observation information in the field of military Rapid Environmental Assessment (REA).
REA is defined in the military environment as "the acquisition, compilation and release of tactically relevant environmental information in a tactically relevant time frame".

Knowledge of the effects of environmental conditions on platforms, sensors, systems and weapons is a fundamental enabler for successful operations.
When focused on locations of current or impending operations, assessment of the environment requires the collection, fusion and dissemination of a wide range of geospatial intelligence information in unclassified and classified domains, rapidly or in near real-time.
It may involve overt and clandestine data collection activities.

The project developed and delivered EO based products and services targeted to NATO Navies to enhance the Recognised Environmental Picture (REP) in operation areas. A user priority is to maximise available environmental information from sources other than in situ measurements.

Specifically, three service elements were developed within the project:

  • a bathymetry service, based on high resolution optical imagery;
  • a decision support service, operational decisions computed algorithmically and based on multiple inputs;
  • a wind and waves service, coastal wind and waves derived from offshore models and measurements and SAR imagery.
 Results EOREA Final Report
Project executive summary
Project Consortium
 Prime contractor SOS : Satellite Observing Systems
 Subcontractors Flyby : Flyby s.r.l
User Partnership
 Users Italian Navy Hydrographic Institute : Italian Navy Hydrographic Institute
NURC : NATO Undersea Research Center
Contact Points
 Project Manager Dr Ellis Ash
Satellite Observing Systems Ltd
15 Church Street
Godalming, Surrey, GU7 1EL
Tel: +44 1483 421213
Fax: +44 1483 428691
 Technical Officer Espen Volden
European Space Agency - ESRIN D/EOP-SEP
Via Galileo Galilei C.P.94
I-00044 Frascati (Roma)
Tel: +39 06-941.80624
Fax: +39 06-942.80552
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