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 Earth Observation Data Generation and Harmonization (WP Leader: J. Maso - CREAF)


Work package number: WP4 Start Date or Starting Event: Month 4
End Date: Month 40
Work package title

Earth Observation Data Generation and Harmonization (WP Leader: J. Maso (CREAF), Joan.Maso[AT]uab.es)


Support both typological and regional mapping of ecosystems (MAES report, 2013). Operational objectives are:

• Design and develop a pre-operational multi-modular system named EO Data for Ecosystem Monitoring (EODESM) for Level 1, 2, 3 and 4 RS data to quantify EBVs and other EV and document quality and uncertainty. An advancement of the state of the art using both pre-existing and new techniques will be achieved particularly when dealing with Very High spatial Resolution (VHR) (e.g., 3rd Party missions: WorldView-3), temporal Resolution (VHT) (e.g., Sentinel) and spectral Resolution (VSR) (e.g., DLR’s hyperspectral EnMap).

• Optimise the selection and use appropriate EO data, considering sensors types, spatial, temporal and spectral resolution, and Copernicus core products for ecosystem classification, mapping and monitoring. Selection will be based on an analysis of requirements made within WP2, Task 6.1, Task 6.2, and Task 7.1.

• Elaborate open source software and products.

• Support activities in WP6, WP7, WP8 and WP9 and provide also results to WP3 and WP10. Provide EO product validation, intercomparison and visualization tools for assessing the quality of data products (e.g., land cover and habitat maps). As output, WP4 will provide comprehensive multi-source, multi-scale and multi-temporal EO products (services) for ecosystem monitoring and will distribute them as an ECOPERNICUS service (WP10).



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