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Multisensor Satellite Technologies for Oil Pollution Monitoring and Source Identification

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 263246

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 February 2011

  • End date

    31 January 2014

Funded under:

FP7-SPACE

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 078 441

  • EU contribution

    € 1 982 400,50

Coordinated by:

KONGSBERG SATELLITE SERVICES AS

Norway

Objective

The use of satellite radar data to detect oil at sea started in the early 90-ties. A first generation service has been developed through activities like research and development, demonstrations, trials and end user feedback. The improvement of the service has been on-going under the support of national and European (ESA, EC) R&D programs. Up till 2005, the oil spill detection activities were strongly project- driven and the service was delivered to a core user group particularly in Northern Europe on a year-to-year basis. In 2007 European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) launched the CleanSeaNet (CSN). CSN is a pan-European satellite based oil monitoring service. The service operations have documented a need for development and improvement.

The overall objective of the project is to improve the current state-of-the-art methodology for satellite based oil spill detection and impact assessment and to demonstrate through deliveries to existing and new users how these improvements can contribute the development of a sustainable service. This shall be done by integrating new geoinformation products and improved or new innovative methods. The project shall demonstrate a next generation service compliant with existing and new users expectations.

The EMSA/CSN service represents the state of the art for the satellite based oil detection service. The CSN service has proven its operational value. However, the experienced end users require improved quality and enhanced functionality.

SeaU will be a collaborative approach towards a harmonised pan-European service which will take full advantage of the products provided by Marine Core Service.

Coordinator

KONGSBERG SATELLITE SERVICES AS

Address

Prestvannveien 38
9011 Tromso

Norway

Activity type

Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

EU Contribution

€ 515 210

Administrative Contact

Gunnar Pedersen (Dr.)

Participants (6)

E-GEOS SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 243 228

COLLECTE LOCALISATION SATELLITES

France

EU Contribution

€ 249 888

NORSK REGNESENTRAL

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 377 386,75

STIFTELSEN NANSEN SENTER FOR MILJOOG FJERNMALING

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 235 724,75

EDISOFT-EMPRESA DE SERVICOS E DESENVOLVIMENTO DE SOFTWARE SA

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 195 703

ACRI-ST SAS

France

EU Contribution

€ 165 260

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 263246

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 February 2011

  • End date

    31 January 2014

Funded under:

FP7-SPACE

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 078 441

  • EU contribution

    € 1 982 400,50

Coordinated by:

KONGSBERG SATELLITE SERVICES AS

Norway