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Global Earth Observation for integrated water resource assessment

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.

Coordinator

STICHTING DELTARES

Address

Boussinesqweg 1
2629 Hv Delft

Netherlands

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 1 021 688,50

Administrative Contact

Jaap Schellekens (Dr.)

Participants (27)

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EUROPEAN CENTRE FOR MEDIUM-RANGE WEATHER FORECASTS

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 504 872

UNIVERSITEIT UTRECHT

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 609 944,75

METEO-FRANCE

France

EU Contribution

€ 412 236

CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 452 623

KENTRO KAINOTOMON TECHNOLOGION AE

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 413 120

UNITED NATIONS EDUCATIONAL, SCIENTIFIC AND CULTURAL ORGANIZATION -UNESCO

France

EU Contribution

€ 204 270,54

NATURAL ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH COUNCIL

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 372 663

JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 259 350

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS

France

EU Contribution

€ 290 724

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET WIEN

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 336 284

PML APPLICATIONS LTD

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 378 293,21

GISAT S.R.O.

Czechia

EU Contribution

€ 316 600

UNIVERSIDAD DE SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 384 986

UNIVERSITAET KASSEL

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 311 160

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI ROMA LA SAPIENZA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 328 696

STICHTING VU

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 396 651,84

AMBIOTEK COMMUNITY INTEREST COMPANY

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 138 772

TARTU ULIKOOL

Estonia

EU Contribution

€ 159 933

ADDIS ABABA UNIVERSITY

Ethiopia

EU Contribution

€ 160 396

UNIVERSIDAD NACIONAL DE COLOMBIA

Colombia

EU Contribution

€ 160 700

I-MAGE Consult

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 159 400

SEVEN ENGINEERING CONSULTANTS OE

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 279 500

INSTITUTE OF WATER MODELLING

Bangladesh

EU Contribution

€ 159 366

ESTELLUS SAS

France

EU Contribution

€ 141 400

OBSERVATORIO DEL EBRO FUNDACION

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 159 389

INTERNATIONAL CENTRE FOR AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH IN THE DRY AREAS

Lebanon

EU Contribution

€ 160 000

STICHTING IHE DELFT INSTITUTE FOR WATER EDUCATION

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 196 768,16

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 603608

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 January 2014

  • End date

    31 December 2017

Funded under:

FP7-ENVIRONMENT

  • Overall budget:

    € 11 344 199,01

  • EU contribution

    € 8 869 787

Coordinated by:

STICHTING DELTARES

Netherlands