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Earth Observation based services for Monitoring and Reporting of Ecological Status

Objective

EOMORES (Earth Observation-based Services for Monitoring and Reporting of Ecological Status) aims to develop new highly efficient commercial services for operational inland and coastal ecological water quality monitoring.
Inland and coastal water bodies constitute essential components of ecology and biodiversity, they buffer climate change and influence many aspects of economy (recreation, fisheries) and human welfare (e.g. drinking water supply). Knowledge about the state of these waters is therefore of great importance. This is recognized by the Water Framework Directive (WFD) requiring the EU member states to monitor and improve the status of these water bodies.
EOMORES will develop fully-automated commercial, reliable and sustainable services based on the integration of Earth observation (Sentinel 1, 2 and 3), in situ monitoring using optical in situ sensors with integrated GNSS positioning, and ecological modeling. The validated data from these components will be flexibly combined into higher-level products to fit the users’ information needs. Three service concepts are envisaged: 1) operational water quality monitoring and forecasting for operational water management, 2) implementation of validated EO-based water quality indicators for WFD and other reporting and 3) historic compilation of data for specific ecological analysis.
The target users of EOMORES are international, national and regional authorities responsible for monitoring and management of water quality and for WFD reporting. Additional targeted users are private entities dealing with water quality. Thirteen users from six countries have committed to collaborate with the consortium to define and evaluate the EOMORES services. The services are expected to result in lower operational costs, more reliable and more timely water quality datasets for water managers. By introducing these services into the worldwide market, an increase in annual turnover of €3.000.000 by 2020 is expected.

Coordinator

WATER INSIGHT BV
Net EU contribution
€ 413 324,50
Address
Fahrenheitstraat 42
6716 BR Ede
Netherlands

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Region
Oost-Nederland Gelderland Veluwe
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 413 324,50

Participants (8)

STICHTING DELTARES
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 218 625,00
Address
Boussinesqweg 1
2629 HV Delft

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Region
West-Nederland Zuid-Holland Delft en Westland
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 218 625,00
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 244 106,25
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma

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Region
Centro (IT) Lazio Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 244 106,25
SUOMEN YMPARISTOKESKUS
Finland
Net EU contribution
€ 322 875,00
Address
Latokartanonkaari 11
00790 Helsinki

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Region
Manner-Suomi Helsinki-Uusimaa Helsinki-Uusimaa
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 322 875,00
TARTU ULIKOOL
Estonia
Net EU contribution
€ 197 037,50
Address
Ulikooli 18
51005 Tartu

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Region
Eesti Eesti Lõuna-Eesti
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 197 037,50
KLAIPEDOS UNIVERSITETAS
Lithuania
Net EU contribution
€ 166 955,00
Address
Herkaus Manto 84
LT-92294 Klaipeda

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Region
Lietuva Vidurio ir vakarų Lietuvos regionas Klaipėdos apskritis
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 166 955,00
THE UNIVERSITY OF STIRLING
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 191 450,00
Address
.
FK9 4LA Stirling

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Region
Perth & Kinross and Stirling
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 191 450,00
PLYMOUTH MARINE LABORATORY LIMITED
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 176 570,41
Address
Prospect Place West Hoe
PL1 3DH Plymouth

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
South West (England) Devon Plymouth
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 176 570,41
EVENFLOW
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 74 918,00
Address
Rue De La Loi 26, Boite 7
1040 Etterbeek

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/ Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Arr. de Bruxelles-Capitale/Arr. Brussel-Hoofdstad
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 74 918,00