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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.

Call for proposal

H2020-EO-2016
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Funding Scheme

IA - Innovation action

Coordinator

WATER INSIGHT BV
Address
Marijkeweg 22
6709 PG Wageningen
Netherlands
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 413 324,50

Participants (8)

STICHTING DELTARES
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 218 625
Address
Boussinesqweg 1
2629 HV Delft
Activity type
Research Organisations
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 244 106,25
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
SUOMEN YMPARISTOKESKUS
Finland
EU contribution
€ 322 875
Address
Latokartanonkaari 11
00790 Helsinki
Activity type
Research Organisations
TARTU ULIKOOL
Estonia
EU contribution
€ 197 037,50
Address
Ulikooli 18
51005 Tartu
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
KLAIPEDOS UNIVERSITETAS
Lithuania
EU contribution
€ 166 955
Address
Herkaus Manto 84
92294 Klaipeda
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
THE UNIVERSITY OF STIRLING
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 191 450
Address
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FK9 4LA Stirling
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
PLYMOUTH MARINE LABORATORY LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 176 570,41
Address
Prospect Place West Hoe
PL1 3DH Plymouth
Activity type
Research Organisations
EVENFLOW
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 74 918
Address
Rue De La Loi 26, Boite 7
1040 Etterbeek
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)