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Monitoring inter-tidal flats

12 months

Prime Contractor
Brockmann Consult (Germany)

Kerstin Stelzer - kerstin.stelzer@brockmann-consult.de

Institute of Oceanography of the University of Lisbon (Portugal)

Institute of Oceanography of the University of Lisbon (Portugal). In addition, costal managers in a number of European countries and intergovernmental institutes (e.g. Common Wadden Sea Secretariat, IGBP Land-Ocean Interactions in the Costal Zone) have expressed their interests

Main Aims / Objectives
Support agencies and coastal mangers in their monitoring of inter-tidal flats.

Main Services

Surface type classification and change detection tailored specifically for the inter-tidal flats.

The service is based on multi-sensor observations ranging from SAR (e.g. TerraSAR-X) to optical sensors (e.g. SPOT and RapidEye).

The ecosystems of inter-tidal flats have to be monitored according to European and international regulations (EU Water Framework Directive, Natura 2000, UN RAMSAR convention).

This activity is demonstrating the transfer of a methodology developed in the Wadden Sea to a new coastal area in Portugal.

Technical Officer: Benjamin Koetz

Starting Date: 2009-01-10

Brockmann Consult as supplier - prime
Centro de Oceanografia University Lisbon as supplier - sub