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Unmanned Airborne Water Observing System

Objective

Background: High-resolution monitoring of rivers is important because rivers are severely affected by climate change and frequency/magnitude of extreme events are changing fast. Advanced in-situ monitoring technologies have to be combined with satellite earth observation (EO) to obtain accurate, reliable and spatio-temporally resolved information for effective decision support, risk assessment, climate change adaptation investment analysis, and operational forecasting/surveillance.

Problem being addressed: Traditional hydrometric monitoring of rivers is in-situ and station-based. In-situ monitoring networks lack spatial resolution, have been declining in many regions, and data accessibility is increasingly restricted because of growing conflicts between countries over water resources allocation. In order to solve this problem, hydrometric monitoring using satellite earth observation has to be combined with drone-borne hydrometric monitoring technology for validation, deployment in remote and inaccessible regions, and to enable reliable and accurate river discharge estimation.

Our solution: UAWOS develops a drone-borne water observation system providing key hydrometric variables (bathymetry, velocimetry, water surface elevation) at high spatial resolution/coverage, and data-based products/services supporting management and decision making. UAWOS integrates airborne data streams with Copernicus water bodies and water level services for cross validation and to estimate river discharge from satellite EO data.

Impact: We expect that UAWOS hydrometric monitoring solutions will be factor 2-3 cheaper compared to traditional in-situ surveying. UAWOS technology will provide very high spatial resolution with accuracy on par with traditional in-situ monitoring. The technology will support smart governance/regulation in the context of the Green Deal, and create new opportunities for European business, both as a stand-alone solution and in combination with satellite EO.

Coordinator

DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET
Net EU contribution
€ 870 000,00
Address
Anker Engelundsvej 1 Bygning 101 A
2800 Kgs Lyngby
Denmark

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Region
Danmark Hovedstaden Københavns omegn
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 870 000,00

Participants (8)

SIA SPH ENGINEERING
Latvia
Net EU contribution
€ 357 684,00
Address
Dzirnavu Iela 62-9
LV-1055 Rīga

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Latvija Latvija Rīga
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 357 684,00
GEOLUX DOO
Croatia
Net EU contribution
€ 106 662,50
Address
Ulica Ljudevita Gaja 62
10403 Samobor

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 106 662,50
DRONE SYSTEMS APS
Denmark
Net EU contribution
€ 332 500,00
Address
Finlandsgade 25f
8200 Aarhus N

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Danmark Midtjylland Østjylland
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 332 500,00
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 275 000,00
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma

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Region
Centro (IT) Lazio Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 275 000,00
SVERIGES METEOROLOGISKA OCH HYDROLOGISKA INSTITUT
Sweden
Net EU contribution
€ 349 525,00
Address
Folkborgsvagen 1
601 76 Norrkoeping

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Region
Östra Sverige Östra Mellansverige Östergötlands län
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 349 525,00
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 262 500,00
Address
Arcisstrasse 21
80333 Muenchen

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Region
Bayern Oberbayern München, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 262 500,00
LOBELIA EARTH SL
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 271 250,00
Address
Cl Congres Num 49
08031 Barcelona

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Este Cataluña Barcelona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 271 250,00
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

ISARDSAT SL
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 43 750,00
Address
Congres 49 51
08031 Barcelona

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Este Cataluña Barcelona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 43 750,00

Partners (1)

THURN GROUP LTD.
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Unit 8, Damgate Lane Industrial Est
NR13 3DJ Norwich

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
East of England East Anglia Norwich and East Norfolk
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
No data