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Port EnvironmentAl infoRmation colLector

Objective

Ports are highly affected by ocean conditions and pollution events near the Port. Moreover, European legislation is also requesting better information. A remote and continuous monitoring of a wider geographical area is a key aspect for improving the understanding port environment phenomena, as well as anticipating risk situations that will affect the port.

There are a large number of systems in place to gather relevant geo-information data, mainly meteorological, water quality, oceanographic and pollution related. However, it is clear that the systems used presently are in-situ sensors and are mainly used to gather specific data within or near the port area. Improving information flow by increasing the number of in-situ sensors deployed is a costly investment strategy. Space data is seriously underused by Port Authorities due to different obstacles, although it space data is becoming more and more available appears that EO data is able to provide valuable information in areas near the coastline.

At the same time, projects such as the FP6 IP MERSEA focus on the delivery of oceanographic products exploiting space data and model innovation. These data products are very relevant to Ports. PEARL will seek to address the above issues by developing a Port Environmental Management System enabling the optimal exploitation of space and in situ data products. Pearl aims at providing, for the first time, a platform focusing on Ports and their environmental problems for user friendly access of in situ and space data and models, and their efficient combination. Pearl aims at educating the user community on the information content available from space and in-situ instruments, as well as on current limitations.

Call for proposal

FP6-2003-SPACE-1
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Funding Scheme

STREP - Specific Targeted Research Project

Coordinator

ATOS ORIGIN, SAE
Address
Albarracn. 25
Madrid
Spain

Participants (6)

ABP MARINE ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH LTD
United Kingdom
Address
Suite B Waterside House Town Quay
Southamtpon
BOOST TECHNOLOGIES
France
Address
135, Rue Claude Chappe
Plouzané
ECOPORTS FOUNDATION
Netherlands
Address
De Ruyterkade 7
Amsterdam
INSTITUT FRANCAIS DE RECHERCHE POUR L'EXPLOITATION DE LA MER
France
Address
Rue Jean-jacques Rousseau, 155
Issy-les-moulineaux
SPACE RESEARCH CENTRE POLISH ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
Poland
Address
Bartycka 18A
Warszawa
STARLAB BARCELONA, SL
Spain
Address
Edificio Del Observatorio Fabra, Camino Del Observatorio S/n
Barcelona