ESA – Riverbed

The project (funded under the ESA-ESRIN Value Adding Element (VAE) Programme dedicated at New Industry Opportunities for EO-Based Services) “River bed monitoring in the Danube basin and the effects of river bed extractions” aimed at demonstrating the suitability of validated Earth Observation (EO) products for monitoring the state and changes in river ecosystems and their associated infrastructure, caused mainly by material extraction activities along river beds and river shores. This demonstration was mainly addressing potential new customers in the region. 

Specific objectives of the project were the identification of legal and potentially illegal mineral extraction sites, the location of suitable or alternative sites and the mapping and assessment of environmental impacts. space4environment as lead partner was responsible for project management, the definition of technical product specifications, the implementation of the production and final quality control.