Pioneering H2020 project e-shape, strengthens the benefits for Europe of GEO - establishing ‘EuroGEO’

EuroGEO, as Europe’s contribution to the Global Earth Observation System of Systems, aims at bringing together Earth Observation resources in Europe. It allows Europe to position itself as global force in Earth observation through leveraging Copernicus, making use of existing European capacities and improving user uptake of the data from GEO assets.                           


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Success story

How Satellite Earth Observation Can Help With Monitoring For The Water Framework Directive

Benefits

  • cheap and automated monitoring for under-sampled lakes, combined with targeted sampling in case of unexpected changes
  • systems analysis, for which the spatial component is key
  • evaluation of the spatial effect of measures taken to improve water quality for the WFD as input for spatial ecological models
Satellite-based EO maps confirm that Saadjärv is usually a lake with low Chl a concentrations over the whole surface (example from June 18th 2020). Still, sometimes slightly elevated concentrations of Chl a can be detected in a spatial pattern (example from 28th August 2016).

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