Publication date: 10-11-2014 11:52
The Coastline Watch service, which is being developed in partnership with the University of Coimbra / INESCC "was finalist of the DLR Energy & Environmental Challenge of the Copernicus Masters 2014. The project achieved the 3rd place of the challenge that was looking for new applications in Earth observation addressing climate, environment mapping or sustainable energy management. The challenge was won by “Global Seagrass Monitoring Initiative” for Archipelagos Institute of Marine Conservation from Greece.
Copernicus Master 2014’s edition received 171 submissions from 43 countries for 9 different challenges.
Coastline Watch aims to monitor the coast line using remote sensing services based on Open Data (Landsat, Sentinel-2) and determine impact of changes with 3D surface models obtained from UAV data acquisition.
The project was proposed by Nuno Duro (Bluecover), Gil Gonçalves (INESCC, University of Coimbra) and Vanda Brotas (MARE, FCUL – University of Lisbon), with the review contribution of some Portuguese organizations namely DGT, IH and APA."
Copernicus is the most ambitious Earth observation programme to date. It will provide accurate, timely and easily accessible information to improve the management of the environment, understand and mitigate the effects of climate change and ensure civil security.
Copernicus is the new name for the Global Monitoring for Environment and Security programme, previously known as GMES.
This initiative is headed by the European Commission (EC) in partnership with the European Space Agency (ESA) and the European Environment Agency (EEA).