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Strategic partnership for improved basin-scale water quality parameter retrieval from optical signatures

Objective

Europe’s list of achievements in space research and applications have largely delivered through collaboration in ESA and through national efforts. Establishing the GMES programme EU sustains a competitive infrastructure and knowledge to support Earth monitoring. The transfer of these capacities to the public sector and policy makers needs to be realized through active collaboration along the full Research and Technology value chain (research-development-customer/user). As the inland and near-coastal waters are under the strongest anthropogenic impact, there is a need for a better and more efficient way to monitor their ecological status & processes, which is the underlying scientific goal of this proposal. WaterS focuses on creating conditions for strategic dynamic partnerships in the form of long-term cooperation between three excellent research groups with proven high competence and capacity in the field of remote sensing of optically complex waters from Tartu Observatory (Estonia), Stockholm University (Sweden), Finnish Environment Institute (Finland), and three successful and quickly developing enterprises with unique complementary expertise and tools: Water Insight (The Netherlands); Brockmann Consult (Germany); Vattenfall Power Consult (Sweden). The advanced research programme of WaterS consortium will be realized through the following transfer of knowledge programme: • Introduction of the state-of-the-art methods and knowledge in optically complex waters in Nordic waters by researchers of the academia to service developers in the industry; • Supporting the development of new open-service concepts in EO business by exploiting complementary competences and synergy; • Bringing together academic and industry partners in five countries to learn and get familiar with different research and business traditions, cultural aspects and skills requirements.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/remote sensing

Call for proposal

FP7-PEOPLE-2009-IAPP
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Funding Scheme

MC-IAPP - Industry-Academia Partnerships and Pathways (IAPP)

Coordinator

TARTU OBSERVATORY - ESTONIAN MINISTRY OF EDUCATION AND RESEARCH
Address
Toravere
61602 Toravere
Estonia
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 323 699
Administrative Contact
Anu Reinart (Dr.)

Participants (7)

STOCKHOLMS UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 232 196
Address
Universitetsvagen 10
10691 Stockholm
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Susanne Kratzer (Prof.)
SUOMEN YMPARISTOKESKUS
Finland
EU contribution
€ 344 372
Address
Latokartanonkaari 11
00790 Helsinki
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Timo Pyhalahti (Mr.)
VATTENFALL POWER CONSULTANT AB
Sweden
Address
Jämtlandsgatan 99
162 16 Stockholm
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Petra Philipson (Dr.)
WATER INSIGHT BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 465 391
Address
Marijkeweg 22
6709 PG Wageningen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Peters Steef (Dr.)
BROCKMANN CONSULT GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 509 142
Address
Chrysanderstrasse 1
21029 Hamburg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Carsten Brockmann (Dr.)
BROCKMANN GEOMATICS SWEDEN AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 79 653
Address
Torshamnsgatan 39
164 40 Kista
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Petra Philipson (Dr.)
BROCKMANN CARSTEN WESSEL

Participation ended

Germany
Address
Wentorfer Strasse 54
21029 Hamburg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Carsten Brockmann (Dr.)