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A collaborative project aimed at developing a GMES-service for monitoring and forecasting subsidence hazards in coastal areas around Europe

Objective

The objective of SubCoast will be to develop a service for monitoring the extent and impact of subsidence in coastal lowlands and demonstrate its capability in various pilots for a variety of settings around Europe. The service will be designed to appropriately determine the effects of subsidence on current and future floodrisk in coastal lowlands, monitor the integrity of coastal barrier systems and infrastructure and assess the impact of subsidence due to natural or man-made causes (groundwater pumping and oil/gas production) on land use and hydrology. SubCoast will be built on the heritage of GMES Service Element ‘Terrafirma’ and use the full capability of PS-InSAR as a earth observation technology for large scale subsidence mapping. Necessary R&D will be focused on possible augmentation of datasources and the improvement of retrieval algorithms. Subsequent validation efforts will make full use of the Terrafirma Validation Testsite and other current validation initiatives. A distributed data and information system will be set up which facilitates the accessibility and operability of EO-data, in-situ data (including geoscientific data) and model results for the selected areas. SubCoast will orient its services along existing guidelines established in previous GMES-projects, notably ‘Terrafirma’, and in line with relevant directives at European Level. End-user involvement will be realised by establishing a user federation which holds the most directly involved regional, national and European stakeholders.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/sociology/governance/public services
  • /natural sciences/earth and related environmental sciences/hydrology

Call for proposal

FP7-SPACE-2009-1
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Funding Scheme

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Coordinator

NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO
Address
Anna Van Buerenplein 1
2595 DA Den Haag
Netherlands
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 799 476
Administrative Contact
Rob Van Der Krogt (Mr.)

Participants (11)

NATURAL ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH COUNCIL
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 311 869
Address
Polaris House, North Star Avenue
SN2 1EU Swindon Wiltshire
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Stephen Pearson (Mr.)
FUGRO NPA LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 248 286
Address
Crockham Park
TN86SR Edenbridge
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Morris Dean (Mr.)
Hansje Brinker BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 231 140
Address
Spoorsingel 75
2613BB Delft
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Frederik Johannes Van Leijen (Mr.)
Tele-Rilevamento Europa - T.R.E. s.r.l.
Italy
EU contribution
€ 343 290
Address
Piazza Leonardo Da Vinci 32
20133 Milano
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Fabrizio Novali (Mr.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 214 523
Address
Stevinweg 1
2628 CN Delft
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Martin Hoekstra (Mr.)
Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 93 429
Address
Oster Voldgade 10
1350 Kobenhavn K
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Nette Rasmussen (Ms.)
PANSTWOWY INSTYTUT GEOLOGICZNY - PANSTWOWY INSTYTUT BADAWCZY
Poland
EU contribution
€ 115 992
Address
Rakowiecka 4
00975 Warszawa
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Marek Graniczny (Prof.)
Lietuvos geologijos tarnyba prie Aplinkos ministerijos
Lithuania
EU contribution
€ 56 328
Address
S. Konarskio 35
LT-03123 Vilnius
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jonas Satkunas (Dr.)
CONSORCI INSTITUT DE GEOMATICA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 120 804
Address
Parc Mediterrani De La Tecnologia - Av. Carl Friedrich Gauss 11
08860 Castelldefels
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Edgar Aigner (Mr.)
STICHTING DELTARES
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 391 811
Address
Boussinesqweg 1
2629 HV Delft
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Herman Scholten (Mr.)
ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 181 740
Address
Via Zamboni 33
40126 Bologna
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Verdiana Bandini (Dr.)