The goal of the OMEGA project is to develop an operational monitoring system for European glacial areas. This tool will be useful for operational glacier mass balance monitoring and in global change studies, since changes in glacier volume are indicators of global change. Our research will focus on the direct measures of glacier changes at local and regional scale based on modern developments in the glacier remote sensing. The rapid retreat or advance of glaciers is a potential economic and environmental threat for agriculture and tourism in the mountainous parts of Europe. Glacier monitoring is also important in applications, such as hydropower production, environmental conservation and natural hazard forecasting. An important contribute of OMEGA project will be to develop a cost effective monitoring system offering accurate and up-to-date information to authorities and the public.
Funding SchemeCSC - Cost-sharing contracts