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Bathymetry Service Platform

Objective

BASE-platform provides an innovative service for satellite derived bathymetric data for a broad range of users through a commercial service platform. Bathymetry is the measure of the water depth similar to underwater topography. BASE-platform has the ambition to establish a commercial service platform for bathymetric data, which is sharpened to user needs and provides most easy access. Its impact is expected to significantly influence the current market, its survey methodologies and the way bathymetric data can be accessed and used.

Up-to date bathymetric data are essential for multiple purposes such as navigation, port and offshore construction, security, coastal zone management, fishery, cruising and tourism and required accordingly by various user groups. Conventional survey methods are either ship or airplane based and costly and time consuming. For these reasons, extended areas of shallow and deep water areas in Europe and worldwide are not mapped within an adequate accuracy or existing data are out of date.
Earth Observation data, especially the Copernicus mission will play a key role to overcome this lack of data. BASE-platform focuses on Satellite Derived Bathymetry (SDB) as an innovative, rapid and cost effective approach to determine bathymetry from space. SDB in combination with hydrodynamic models to minimize tidal effects and crowd sourced bathymetric for validation purposes will provide those data. The BASE-platform service will be accessible through a commercial platform, which includes relevant components for a sustainable and client focused business. The services will be demonstrated, validated and improved in use cases. Relevant key players are involved for this purpose.
The economic benefits of this new EO service will be analysed in a business analysis and model. Finally several dissemination actions will race awareness and increase the potential client group.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/astronomy/planetary science/planetary geology
  • /agricultural sciences/agriculture, forestry, and fisheries/fisheries
  • /social sciences/economics and business
  • /social sciences/sociology/governance/public services

Call for proposal

H2020-EO-2015
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Funding Scheme

IA - Innovation action

Coordinator

DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUR LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV
Address
Linder Hohe
51147 Koln
Germany
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 419 250

Participants (6)

ISARDSAT SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 168 481,25
Address
Congres 49 51
08031 Barcelona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EOMAP GMBH & CO KG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 336 087,50
Address
Schlosshof 4
82229 Seefeld
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
STICHTING DELTARES
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 334 957,50
Address
Boussinesqweg 1
2629 HV Delft
Activity type
Research Organisations
SMARTCOM SOFTWARE LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 277 375
Address
Garden Cottage Garlogs Nether Wallop
SO20 8DP Stockbridge Hants
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FIND MAPPING LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 137 725
Address
Acre House 11/15 William Road
NW1 3ER London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
MARIENE INFORMATIE SERVICE MARIS BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 107 450
Address
Gildeweg 7A
2632 BD Nootdorp
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)