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Preparing Land and Ocean Take Up from Sentinel-3

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 313238

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 January 2013

  • End date

    31 December 2015

Funded under:

FP7-SPACE

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 912 780,59

  • EU contribution

    € 1 994 162

Coordinated by:

DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET

Denmark

Objective

The objective of the LOTUS project is to support the development of GMES by developing applications of Sentinel-3 to complete the space observation infrastructure that are designed for land and ocean monitoring for GMES. Sentinel-3 is the GMES space component for monitoring the oceans. The SRAL instrument onboard Sentinel-3 is a radar altimeter that will provide observations of sea-surface and land-ice topography, in continuation of altimeter missions such as ENVISAT, Jason-1 and Jason-2. Furthermore, the SRAL instrument will operate in a SAR mode and provide along-track high-resolution heights of the sea surface in the open oceans, in the coastal seas, in-land water and sea ice areas. The SAR capability is a new feature and no data products based on this SAR mode data are provided or used operationally. New methodologies and new data processing chains need to be developed to prepare the take-up of the GMES Sentinel-3 data.

The LOTUS project will develop new methodologies, data processing chains, and applications of the SAR mode data for the high resolution sea surface heights, wave heights and wind speeds in the open oceans, coastal seas as well as in sea ice covered regions for operational marine services. For the operational land services, the LOTUS project will develop new methodologies, data processing chains, and applications of the SAR mode data for the in-land water levels in rivers and lakes, soil moisture, and snow depths. In turn, the new products based on the SAR mode data will support operational services for emergency response and security in the events of, e.g., storm surges and flooding. The new land products will provide valuable information about the hydrological cycle and support services on monitoring hydrological parameters for climate change. Through a strong involvement of innovative companies and SMEs the LOTUS project will stimulate new commercial activities in the value-adding sectors.

Coordinator

DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET

Address

Anker Engelundsvej 1 Bygning 101 A
2800 Kgs Lyngby

Denmark

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 557 202

Administrative Contact

Birte E Hede (Ms.)

Participants (4)

STARLAB BARCELONA SL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 371 700

COLLECTE LOCALISATION SATELLITES

France

EU Contribution

€ 416 634,40

DHI

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 449 282

UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 199 343,60

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 313238

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 January 2013

  • End date

    31 December 2015

Funded under:

FP7-SPACE

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 912 780,59

  • EU contribution

    € 1 994 162

Coordinated by:

DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET

Denmark