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High spatial and temporal resolution Ocean Colour coastal water products and services

Objective

The HIGHROC (“HIGH spatial and temporal Resolution Ocean Colour”) project will carry out the R&D necessary for the next generation coastal water products and services from ocean colour space-borne data, giving an order of magnitude improvement in both spatial and temporal resolution and thereby opening up new applications and strengthening existing ones. This responds to SPA.2013 topic 1.1-06 “stimulating development of downstream services and service evolution”. GMES services for marine end-users, e.g. for Water Framework Directive (WFD) reporting , now routinely use data from ocean colour remote sensors such as MERIS and MODIS, to be followed by OLCI. Despite their improved coverage with respect to in situ monitoring, these sensors have critical limitations of spatial and temporal resolution (typically 300m, 1/day) with respect to user requirements.
HIGHROC will derive coastal water quality parameters from a) Sentinel-2 (S2) at 10-20m resolution and b) SEVIRI at 15 min resolution, thus complementing OLCI data with a more than 10-fold improve in spatial and temporal resolutions.
Theoretical work will consist of developing atmospheric correction and level 2 product algorithms for the S2 and SEVIRI sensors and Level 3 algorithms for multitemporal and synergistic exploitation of the new products with existing products such as those from OLCI and VIIRS. An image processing chain will provide corresponding full mission historical and near real time products for local areas including the dedicated test sites. In situ measurements will be carried out on dedicated test sites and used to validate the new S2 and MSG products.
Exploitation of the products will be supported by interaction with user partners and potential user groups with particular focus on the opportunities offered by the new HIGHROC products both for entirely new application areas and for significantly improved spatial and temporal resolution for existing applications, e.g. WFD monitoring and reporting.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/sociology/governance/public services

Call for proposal

FP7-SPACE-2013-1
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project

Coordinator

INSTITUT ROYAL DES SCIENCES NATURELLES DE BELGIQUE
Address
Rue Vautier 29
1000 Bruxelles
Belgium
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 699 796
Administrative Contact
Kevin Ruddick (Dr)

Participants (6)

UNIVERSITE PIERRE ET MARIE CURIE - PARIS 6
France
EU contribution
€ 360 506
Address
Place Jussieu 4
75252 Paris
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Stéphanie Rossard (Dr)
NORSK INSTITUTT FOR VANNFORSKNING
Norway
EU contribution
€ 359 952,25
Address
Gaustadalleen 21
0349 Oslo
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Kai Sorensen (Mr)
BROCKMANN CONSULT GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 359 999,60
Address
Chrysanderstrasse 1
21029 Hamburg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Carsten Brockmann (Dr)
VLAAMSE INSTELLING VOOR TECHNOLOGISCH ONDERZOEK N.V.
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 359 478,25
Address
Boeretang 200
2400 Mol
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Els Knaeps (Ms)
Food and Environment Research Agency
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 307 050
Address
Area 1A, Nobel House, Smith Square 17
SW1P 3JR London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Michael Clarke (Mr)
UNIVERSITY OF HULL
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 51 127
Address
Cottingham Road
HU6 7RX Hull
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Jonathan Cant (Mr)