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Global Earth Observation for integrated water resource assessment

Objective

The project eartH2Observe brings together the findings from European FP projects DEWFORA, GLOWASIS, WATCH, GEOWOW and others. It will integrate available global earth observations (EO), in-situ datasets and models and will construct a global water resources re-analysis dataset of significant length (several decades). The resulting data will allow for improved insights on the full extent of available water and existing pressures on global water resources in all parts of the water cycle. The project will support efficient and globally consistent water management and decision making by providing comprehensive multi-scale (regional, continental and global) water resources observations. It will test new EO data sources, extend existing processing algorithms and combine data from multiple satellite missions in order to improve the overall resolution and reliability of EO data included in the re-analysis dataset. The usability and operational value of the developed data will be verified and demonstrated in a number of case-studies across the world that aim to improve the efficiency of regional water distribution. The case-studies will be conducted together with local end-users and stakeholders. Regions of interest cover multiple continents, a variety of hydrological, climatological and governance conditions and differ in degree of data richness (e.g. the Mediterranean and Baltic region, Ethiopia, Colombia, Australia, New Zealand and Bangladesh). The data will be disseminated though an open data Water Cycle Integrator portal to ensure increased availability of global water resources information on both regional and global scale. The data portal will be the European contributor to the existing GEOSS water cycle platforms and communities. Project results will be actively disseminated using a combination of traditional methods (workshops, papers, website and conferences) and novel methods such as E-learning courses and webinars that promote the use of the developed dataset.

Call for proposal

FP7-ENV-2013-two-stage
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Coordinator

STICHTING DELTARES
Address
Boussinesqweg 1
2629 HV Delft
Netherlands
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 1 021 688,50
Administrative Contact
Jaap Schellekens (Dr.)

Participants (27)

EUROPEAN CENTRE FOR MEDIUM-RANGE WEATHER FORECASTS
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 504 872
Address
Shinfield Park
RG2 9AX Reading
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Adam Zonic (Mr.)
UNIVERSITEIT UTRECHT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 609 944,75
Address
Heidelberglaan 8
3584 CS Utrecht
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Marjan Rossen (Dr.)
METEO-FRANCE
France
EU contribution
€ 412 236
Address
Avenue De Paris 73
94165 Saint Mande Cedex
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Sebastien Rolland (Mr.)
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 452 623
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Vincenzo Levizzani (Dr.)
KENTRO KAINOTOMON TECHNOLOGION AE
Greece
EU contribution
€ 413 120
Address
Alketou 25
116 33 Athina
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Michael Loupis (Prof.)
UNITED NATIONS EDUCATIONAL, SCIENTIFIC AND CULTURAL ORGANIZATION -UNESCO
France
EU contribution
€ 204 270,54
Address
Place De Fontenoy 7
75352 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Vanessa Guedes De Oliveira (Ms.)
NATURAL ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH COUNCIL
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 372 663
Address
Polaris House, North Star Avenue
SN2 1EU Swindon Wiltshire
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Huw Thomas (Mr.)
JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 259 350
Address
Rue De La Loi 200
1049 Brussels
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
David Walker (Mr.)
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 290 724
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Julie Zittel (Mr.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET WIEN
Austria
EU contribution
€ 336 284
Address
Karlsplatz 13
1040 Wien
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Wolfgang Wagner (Prof.)
PML APPLICATIONS LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 378 293,21
Address
Prospect Place The Hoe
PL1 3DH Plymouth
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Chris Taysom (Mr.)
GISAT S.R.O.
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 316 600
Address
Milady Horakove 1523/57A
170 00 Praha 7
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Lubos Kucera (Mr.)
UNIVERSIDAD DE SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 384 986
Address
Colexio De San Xerome Praza Do Obradoiro S/n
15782 Santiago De Compostela
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Martin Cacheiro Martinez (Mr.)
UNIVERSITAET KASSEL
Germany
EU contribution
€ 311 160
Address
Monchebergstrasse 19
34125 Kassel
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Sigrid Reinhard (Mrs.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI ROMA LA SAPIENZA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 328 696
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 5
00185 Roma
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Frank Marzano (Prof.)
STICHTING VU
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 396 651,84
Address
De Boelelaan 1105
1081 HV Amsterdam
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Yvonne Kops (Dr.)
AMBIOTEK COMMUNITY INTEREST COMPANY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 138 772
Address
100 Undercliff Gardens
SS9 1ED Leigh On Sea
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Sophia Burke (Dr.)
TARTU ULIKOOL
Estonia
EU contribution
€ 159 933
Address
Ulikooli 18
51005 Tartu
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Tiit Kutser (Dr.)
ADDIS ABABA UNIVERSITY
Ethiopia
EU contribution
€ 160 396
Address
Addis Ababa University
1176 Addis Ababa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Semu Moges (Prof.)
UNIVERSIDAD NACIONAL DE COLOMBIA
Colombia
EU contribution
€ 160 700
Address
Carrera 30
N/A Bogota
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Erasmo Rodríguez (Dr.)
I-MAGE Consult
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 159 400
Address
Rue De Gembloux 122
5002 Namur
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Inge Melotte (Ms.)
SEVEN ENGINEERING CONSULTANTS OE
Greece
EU contribution
€ 279 500
Address
Kallidromiou Odos 91
10683 Athina
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Maggie Kossida (Ms.)
INSTITUTE OF WATER MODELLING
Bangladesh
EU contribution
€ 159 366
Address
Road 32 House 496
1206 Dhaka
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Abu Saleh Khan (Mr.)
ESTELLUS SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 141 400
Address
Boulevard De Sebastopol 93
75002 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Flipe Aires (Dr.)
OBSERVATORIO DEL EBRO FUNDACION
Spain
EU contribution
€ 159 389
Address
Carrer Observatori 3
43520 Roquetes
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Beatriu Domènech (Mrs.)
INTERNATIONAL CENTRE FOR AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH IN THE DRY AREAS
Lebanon
EU contribution
€ 160 000
Address
Bechir Al Kassar Dalia Building 2Nd Floor Area Verdun
- Beirut
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Feras Ziadat (Dr.)
STICHTING IHE DELFT INSTITUTE FOR WATER EDUCATION
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 196 768,16
Address
Westvest 7
2611 AX Delft
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Vanessa De Oliveira (Ms.)