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Nr.    Acronym                        WEBSITE                                                    TITLE                                       Short Summary                        Half page summary               Problem to be solved

                                                                                                                                          MIPAS on ESA's envisat will             Changes in atmospheric           Changes in atmospheric
1      AMIL2DA              Advanced MIPAS Level-2 Data Analysis                                   provide information on           composition are important in   composition are important in
                                                                                                                                     athmospheric species relevant to           the context of stratospheric    the context of stratospheric
                                                                                                                                          ASSET is a major European                To meet its objectives,       The motivation to carry out
2       ASSET                         ASSimilation of Envisat daTa                                     initiative to exploit and develop          ASSET is divided into 4     the work in the ASSimilation
                                                                                                                                                EO data using data               workpackages (WPs): co-          of Envisat daTa (ASSET)
                                                                                                                                              The Common Market                 The work to be done in the    Vineyard areas management
                                                                       Methodological Approach for Vineyard Inventory and
3      BACCHUS                                                                                         Organisation for Wine (CMO)             frame of BACCHUS relies       in the European Union is the
                                                                                                                                    established that each EU Member                 essentially on a close    responsibility of a wide range
                                                                       Sub-gridscale parameterisation through the validation of         CLOUDMAP2 aims to produce              The work will proceed in the   The Intergovernmental Panel
4     CLOUDMAP2          data assimilation of cloud properties for weather               and exploit value-added satellite           following stages: . Data     on Climate Change (IPCC)
                                                                       prediction and climate modelling from fusion of EO and         remote sensing data products on         requirements will be specified     have highlighted the large
                                                                                                                                             To satisfy both scientific      To satisfy scientific uncertaintyA monitoring system of CO2
5       COCO Measuring CO2 from space exploiting planned missions                        objectives and the political      and the political imperatives of   fluxes caused by emissions
                                                               2001-2004                                                            imperatives of climate negotiation,           climate negotiations, an       and natural changes of the
                                                                                                                                     The goal of the CROMA research               Activities of the CROMA      The problem to be solved is
6      CROMA                  Crop Reflectance Operational Models for Agriculture               project is to go far beyond the        project will be organised in  the provision of relevant and
                                                                                                                                     current usage of empirical indices      four lines of activities, relating         reliable biophysical
                                                                                                                                          The CYCLOPES project will            CYCLOPES is decomposed                Europe has launched a
                                                                 Satellite Products for Change Detection and Carbon
7     CYCLOPES                                                                    develop and validate biophysical              into four main tasks:             series of large swath
                                                                 Cycle Assessment at the Regional and Global Scales
                                                                                                                                         products (albedo, LAI, fAPAR,           1- Development of generic    sensors for the monitoring of
                                                                                                                                           The overall objective of this        The project will be run as a     The oceans cover 71% of
                                                                       Detection, Classification and Identification of Marine
8      DECLIMS                                                                    project is to provide a focus for           set of work packages:       planet earth and were, until
                                                                       Traffic from Space
                                                                                                                                       research into the use of satellite                                             recently, considered a
                                                                                                                                            DEMETER objective is to               Demeter objective is to         Irrigated agriculture is the
                                                                       Demonstration of Earth Observation Technologies in
9      DEMETER                                                                                         demonstrate, in an operative way,         demonstrate, in an operative          main water consumer in
                                                                       Routine Irrigation Advisory Services
                                                                                                                                      that the capacity and accuracy of         way, that the capacity and           Europe. The EC Water
                                                                                                                                              The proposal designs,             The project carries out the     Soil hydrological processes
10      ELDAS            Development of a European Land Data Assimilation                 implements and tests a flexible                following tasks:        have a strong impact on the
                                                                       System to predict floods and droughts                                system for estimating soil       (1) Preparation of forcing data occurrence of flooding, the
                                                                                                                                         ENVISAT data will be used to          The work is divided into nine      In the mountainous areas
11    ENVISNOW              Development of Generic Earth Observation Based Snow              develop, validate and bring into        Work Packages . The end            and in the whole North of
                                                                       Parameter Retrieval Algorithms                                  operational use multisensor and             user requirements for               Europe snowfall is a
                                                                       Development and Application of Validated Geophysical            With the launch of the ENVISAT          The project will establish an     The European coastal and
12    ENVIWAVE             Ocean Wave Products from ENVISAT ASAR and RA-2               satellite, significant improvements      updated global database of co- ocean areas are exposed to
                                                                       Instruments                                                     in measuring global ocean wave                   located in-situ,       an increasing pressure from
                                                                                                                                           The aim of EON2000+ is to           The project will focus on the          Changes in the global
13    EON2000+                      Earth observation for Natura 2000+                            integrate environmental state and            development of generic        environment, such as those
                                                                                                                                            socio-economic pressure            indicators of the state of the    related to global warming,
                                                                                                                                       The objective of the EUFOREO             EUFOREO will build upon       The mission of EUFOREO is
                                                                       European FORum on EO use for Environment and
14    EUFOREO                                                                              Thematic Network (TN) is to        initial work made by the Global to set up an European forum
                                                                       Security - A Thematic network
                                                                                                                                          establish a European Forum            Monitoring for Environment linking representatives of the
                                                                                                                                         We address the issues under           Work is structured along six           Rainfall represents an
                                                                       European Satellite rainfall analysis and monitoring at the
15    EURAINSAT                                                                                "1.1.4.-7.2. The development of             distinct lines: 1) Data          important component of
                                                                       geostationary scale
                                                                                                                                            generic Earth observation        collection and preparation of a everyday’s weather and a
                                                                       Global Satellite Observation of Greenhouse gas                The Kyoto Protocol, which the EU             The EVERGREEN work             The Kyoto Protocol, which
16    EVERGREEN                         emissions (EnVisat for Environmental Regulation of               has recently ratified, calls for a     consists of three main tasks the EU has recently ratified,
                                                                       Greenhouse gases)                                                     quantitative reduction in              linked to the specific            calls for a quantitative
                                                                                                                                      This multi-disciplinary project will     Existing marine gravity data        It is very possible that as
17     GOCINA                                 Geoid and Ocean Circulation in the North Atlantic                    develop generic tools for         and new airborne gravity data global warming takes hold,
                                                                                                                                          simultaneous analysis of sea         for the North Atlantic region         the climate of Northern
                                                                                                                                            Earth observation has the         The ISOCrop project aims to              The ISOCrop project
18     ISOCROP             Integration of SAR and Optical products for Crop              potential to bring about innovation           bring together existing       addresses the problems of
                                                                       Management                                                     in European agriculture, allowing         European SAR and Optical            environmental pressure
                                                                       Development and Implementation of a Generic marine                Almost 10 years of continuous            MARSAIS will adopt the            The demand on coastal
19     MARSAIS                                SAR Analyses and Interpretation System for Application       global SAR coverage (since ERS-             current status of the basic           ocean monitoring and
                                                                       to the Coastal Zones                                               1 in 1991) has advanced our              scientific research and            management system,

Nr.        Acronym                             WEBSITE                                           TITLE                                     Short Summary                     Half page summary               Problem to be solved

                                                                                                                                   The aim of NAOC is to provide           NAOC will use advanced            The aim of NAOC is to
20          NAOC               Neural network Algorithm for Ocean Color                   advanced algorithms for better        neural methodology which are   provide advanced algorithms
                                                                                                                                        exploiting the information       well suited to deal with multi-     for better exploiting the
                                                                        Development of Operational Monitoring System for        The goal of the OMEGA project is          The rapid retreat or advance  The rapid retreat or advance
21         OMEGA                            European Glacial Areas - synthesis of earth observation          to develop an operational          of glaciers is a potential      of glaciers is a potential
                                                                        data of the present, past and future                     monitoring system for European          economic and environmental     economic and environmental
                                                                                                                                 REVAMP aims at supporting the            REVAMP will be divided in 6    Knowledge of phytoplankton
22         REVAMP                   Regional Validation of MERIS Chlorophyll Products in      monitoring of the eutrophication              work packages:          dynamics and distributions in
                                                                        North Sea Coastal Waters                                         state of the North Sea by         WP1: Collect and analyse      North Sea coastal waters is
                                                                                                                                The overall objective of SIBERIA-        The scientific objective of this       SIBERIA-II aims at
23        SIBERIA-II               Multi-Sensor Concepts for Greenhouse Gas Accounting II is to demonstrate the viability of         project is to integrate Earth          understanding the
                                                                        of Northern Eurasia                                       full carbon accounting (including         observation and climate      greenhouse gas budget and
                                                                                                                                 The proposed project is focused                                        For European environmental
24           SPIN                    Spatial Indicators for European Nature Conservation     on the development and testing of                                        policy the implementation of
                                                                                                                                      a coherent spatial indicator                                              the habitat directive
                                                                                                                                Measurements of the atmospheric            Optimise the assimilation of          Knowledge of the
                                                                        Targeting Optimal Use of GPS Humidity measurements
25         TOUGH                                                                                         delays of radio signals from        ground-based GPS in NWP         atmospheric distribution of
                                                                        in meteorology
                                                                                                                                navigation system satellites, such          models. The research will         water vapour is of key
                                                                                                                                   The LEWIS project develops a          The LEWIS project is focused         The LEWIS project is
26          LEWIS                    Landslide Early-Warning Integrated System               new integrated Earth Observation          on landslide warning, hazard         focused on landslide
                                                                                                                                     (EO) approach for producing          assessment and mitigation. warning, hazard assessment
                                                                                                                                The project is aimed at improving        The project work a grouped in         The project MUSCL
                                                                        Monitoring Urban Subsidence, Cavities and Landslides
27         MUSCL                                                                    the capabilities for assessment           several main blocks of           addresses one of the
                                                                        by remote sensing
                                                                                                                                   and monitoring of hazards from              activity, dealing with      strategic goals of the 5th
                                                                                                                                  SPREAD provides a framework                 SPREAD provides a
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Forest Fires are a major
28         SPREAD                                                                                       for the development and               framework for the
                                                                        Forest Fire Spread Prevention and Mitigation                                                                                             hazard in Europe.
                                                                                                                                  implementation of an integrated               development and
                                                                                                                                    The proposed Automated Fire          The proposed Automated Fire          The project has been
29    AUTOHAZARD-PRO       Automated Fire and Flood Hazard Protection System            and Flood Hazard Protection         and Flood Hazard Protection        designed to improve the
                                                                                                                                  System (AUTO-HAZARD PRO)                  System (AUTO-HAZARD               level of technological
                                                                        Critical assessment of Available Radar Precipitation       CARPE DIEM aims to improve                                             Flooding is a major world-
30       CARPE DIEM                        Estimation techniques and Development of Innovative           real-time estimation of radar                                       wide problem which seems
                                                                        approaches for Environmental Management                   rainfall fields for flood and flash-                                  to have increased in severity
                                                                                                                                EFFS developed a prototype of a          National water authorities are       To take advantage of
31           EFFS                        A European Flood Forecasting System                     European flood forecasting model         normally able to provide flood currently available Medium-
                                                                                                                                system for 4-10 days in advance,           warnings between one and Range Weather Forecasts (4
                                                                        Near real-time flood forecasting, warning and           The main objective of this project                                              Floods cause large
32       FLOODMAN        management system based on satellite radar images,         is to develop, demonstrate and                                         economical losses in many
                                                                        hydrological and hydraulic models and in-situ data        validate a prototype information                                       parts of Europe and a lot of
                                                                        REaL-tImE Flood Decision Support System Integrating                 The main objective of            FLOODRELIEF will be               Floods are the most
33      FLOODRELIEF                 Hydrological, Meteorological and Remote Sensing         FLOODRELIEF is to address the              undertaken by a group of 7 common natural disasters in
                                                                        Technologies                                                    limitations of current flood         European partners with          Europe and in terms of
                                                                                                                                     The principal objective of the          Research is needed to      Advanced radar systems can
                                                                        Microwave Attenuation as a New Tool for Improving
34        MANTISSA                                                                    MANTISSA Project is to carry out           determine whether it is the differentiate rain from clutter,
                                                                        Stormwater Supervision Administration
                                                                                                                                    field experiments, based upon        hydrostatic assumption or the hail, and bright-band echoes,
                                                                                                                                       The MUSIC project aims at                                        In the last twenty years many
                                                                        Multi-sensor precipitation measurements integration,
35          MUSIC                                                            improving the reliability of rainfall                                  research projects have dealt
                                                                        calibration and flood forecasting
                                                                                                                                  estimation techniques based on                                              with the possibility of
                                                                                                                                 The evaluation of climatic trends                                        In the Mediterranean area
                                                                        Validation of multi-sensors precipitation fields and
36        VOLTAIRE                                                                           depends, among others, on an                                            the climatic effects of the
                                                                        numerical modelling in Mediterranean test sites
                                                                                                                                  accurate estimate of intrinsically                                     distribution of precipitation is
                                                                                                                                 The CLEOPATRA objective is to                                                     Pollution in the
37       CLEOPATRA             ChemicaL Effluent & Oil Pollution Alert and TRAcking           achieve an integrated chain                                         Mediterranean is a threat
                                                                                                                                (covering research on input data,                                              which recognizes no
                                                                                                                                  In the European Mediterranean,                                              After a long history of
                                                                        Geomatics in the Assessment and sustainable
38       GEORANGE                                                                                       large rangeland areas are                                          utilisation, large areas of
                                                                        Management of Mediterranean Rangelands
                                                                                                                                         affected from transitional                                       Mediterranean rangelands

Nr.      Acronym                          WEBSITE                                               TITLE                                   Short Summary                   Half page summary           Problem to be solved

                                                                                                                                  The LADAMER project shall                                        In the five EU countries of
39      LADAMER                         Land degradation assessment in Mediterranean Europe    contribute to the protection of the                                   the Mediterranean Basin
                                                                                                                               natural environment by providing                                       natural resources are
                                                                                                                                 As a result of market reforms,      DARCA (Desertification and       As a result of market
                                                                     Desertification and Regeneration: Modelling the Impact
40       DARCA                                                                          private flock owners in Central      Regeneration: Modelling the reforms, private flock owners
                                                                     of Market Reforms on Central Asian Rangelands
                                                                                                                                   Asia now decide how many         Impact of Market Reforms on in Central Asia now decide
                                                                                                                                 The Global Monitoring for the                                    The European environment
                                                                     Linking Pan-European Landcover Change to Pressures
41      BIOPRESS                                                                               Environment and Security                                        is continually undergoing
                                                                     on Biodiversity
                                                                                                                                 (GMES) programme aims at                                              change caused by a
                                                                                                                              The OCEANIDES project aims to          OCEANIDES addresses a        OCEANIDES addresses a
                                                                     Harmonised monitoring, reporting and assessment of
42     OCEANIDES                                                                                   identify and assemble the            number of scientific          number of scientific
                                                                     illegal marine oil discharges
                                                                                                                              knowledge required to establish a        uncertainties that make       uncertainties that make
                                                                                                                                 MAMA is a 3-year EU-funded
                                                                     Mediterranean network to Assess and upgrade
43        MAMA                                                                              project, with a partnership from all
                                                                     Monitoring and forecasting Activity in the region
                                                                                                                             the riparian countries, that aims to
                                                                                                                                    The aim of ESONET is to          The aim of ESONET is to        The submarine terrain
44       ESONET          The European Sea Floor Observatory Network                 establish the basis for a marine      establish the basis for a    around Europe from the
                                                                                                                                 component of GMES (Global          marine component of GMES continental shelves to 4000m
                                                                                                                              The overall objective of MERSEA                                    In spite of the considerable
                                                                     Marine EnviRonment and Security for the European
45       MERSEA                                                                             is to integrate existing spaceborne                                 advances in the integration
                                                                                                                             observations with data from in-situ                                   of numerical models and
                                                                     Delivery of AErosol proDucts for Assimilation and          The goals of the CREATE and                                         Atmospheric aerosols
46         environmentaL Use - Construction, use and delivery of a       DAEDALUS projects are to                                            (tropospheric and
                                                                     European aerosol database                                   advise on the optimum use of                                     stratospheric) are of great
                                                                                                                                 APMoSPHERE is a thematic                                               The policy need
                                                                     Air Pollution Modelling for Support to Policy on
47    APMOSPHERE                                                                                    project, funded under the Global                                     Air pollution is a major
                                                                     Health and Environmental Risk in Europe
                                                                                                                                Monitoring for Environment and                                  source both of environmental
                                                                                                                                  EU/Russia is a major global
48    Meth-MonitEUr          Creating a pan-European methane monitoring program        methane source. Meth-MonitEUr
                                                                                                                                 will supply data for modelling
                                                                                                                             The main objective is to develop a
                                                                     Global Monitoring for Environment and Security - Global
49     GMES-GATO                                                                               strategy for global observations of
                                                                     Atmospheric Observations
                                                                                                                               atmospheric composition (GHG,
                                                                     A Network for:                                           Natural resource degradation and                                      Start and end of rainy
      CLIMAG West
50         HARMONISATION OF CLIMATE PREDICTION FOR                  vulnerability of human populations                                 season in West Africa is not
                                                                     MITIGATION OF GLOBAL CHANGE IMPACT IN                        to food insecurity induced by                                  known. Farmer waste a lot of

                Scientific objectives and
 Acronym                                                     Expected impacts                 Theme                                    EO sensor/data
                     Instead of merging the             These activities are the basis to
 AMIL2DA      contributions of all participants to   better exploit existing MIPAS data       Stratospheric ozone                      ENVISAT/MIPAS
             one data analysis algorithm which            by inferring vertical profiles of
             The specific objectives of ASSET         The deliverables from ASSET will
  ASSET       are: (1) assess the strategies for     contribute toward improving efforts      Ozone assimilation                       AATSR-GOMOS-MERIS-MIPAS-SCIAMACHI (Envisat)
              exploiting research satellite data        to understand, simulate, predict
               The main scientific objective of               Bacchus will develop a
 BACCHUS    Bacchus project, which is aimed to               methodology for vineyard         Vineyard inventory and management        IKONOS, QUICKBIRD, Aerial Photography
              achieve, is to provide to vineyard     inventory and management, which
                    The first objective of the           The measurable and verifiable
CLOUDMAP2   CLOUDMAP2 project is to develop           targets are the:1) development of       Cloud properties and surface radiation   ATSR-2, AATSR, MERIS, MISR, MODIS, MOS, SEVIRI
               the technology, including semi-              fully automated processing
            The objective of the COCO project         A minimal impact of the project, if
  COCO           is to use satellite data for the          of limited success, will be a                                               SCHIAMACHY (Envisat), IASI, AMSU, AIRS (NASA NOAA +
             estimation of vertical column CO2       rational assessment of methods to        Air, CO2                                 future EPS)
                     The studied innovative             The benefits expected from the
 CROMA           methodologies are built on (i)          project are the development of       Terrestrial systems                      SPOT
                  advanced and generic crop           new information products and the
             The CYCLOPES project aims at                 The CYCLOPES project will
                                                                                              Land products from coarse resolution
CYCLOPES     bridging the gap between satellite                    mainly provide:                                                     VEGETATION, POLDER, MERIS, MSG, AVHRR
               data suppliers and users. It will             A methodology to derive
                  The scientific objective is to          The benchmark results will be
 DECLIMS        understand in detail the vessel        evaluated within the consortium.       Maritime vessel detection                RADARSAT, ASAR (ENVISAT), IKONOS, SPOT-5
                detection and classification on         This will contribute in improving
             DEMETER is designed to assess                 Present IAS methodology is
 DEMETER           and demonstrate how the                  strictly based on standards       Irrigation Advisory Services             LANDSAT, ERS, SPOT, ASTER
                     performance and cost-              recommended by the Food and
                   State of the art forecasting          The project aims at the design
  ELDAS       systems for floods and droughts        and implementation of a system to
             need to be updated by information       blend all routine information that is    Land, hydrology                          Validation: MSG, ground based RADAR, in situ precipitation
                         Sub-objectives:                   The project will enhance the
ENVISNOW       1. Improve the understanding of       European capability of utilising EO                                               Validation: MERIS-AATSR-ASAR(Envisat), MODIS-MISR-
              microwave interaction with snow        data in operational applications for     Snow                                     ASTER (Terra), ADEOS II, AQUA
            The main scientific objective of the         This proposal will aim towards
ENVIWAVE         project is in general terms to          improving national coastal and       Oceans and climate
            improve the usefulness of EO data          offshore forecasting in at least 3                                              ASAR, RA-2 (Envisat)
                  The aim of EON2000+ is to                This project will enhance the
EON2000+     integrate environmental state and        quality of life of European citizens    Terrestrial systems                      SPOT, LANDSAT, IRS, IKONOS
            soci-economic pressure indicators             by contributing directly to the
                   1.      Based on projects               For Step 1, a study report is
EUFOREO     undertaken in the last 10 years, the       available “Matching demand and         Global environment monitoring            Info on all EO sensors used in past EU projects
              “Hindering Factors” to the use of               supply for EO data and
             The key objective of the project is        The consortium has two aims in
                                                                                                                                       SEVIRI, TRMM, SSM/I, MSG; Validation: ground based
EURAINSAT    the development of algorithms for               mind: a) solve a scientific      Cloud properties and surface radiation
                                                                                                                                       RADAR, in situ precipitation
               rapidly updated satellite rainfall          problem, that is obtain more
                      The main objective of           It is expected that this project will
EVERGREEN         EVERGREEN is to employ               make a direct contribution to EU       Air, GHGs                                SCHIAMACHY-MIPAS (Envisat)
             ENVISAT satellite measurements           policies with respect to the Kyoto
             The aim of the GOCINA project is        GOCINA will develop generic tools
 GOCINA       to enhance European capacity in          to enhance ocean analysis using        Sea + geoid                              ERS, TOPEX/POSEIDON, ENVISAT, JASON-1
             Earth observation technologies by             Earth observation data from
             The primary aims of the ISOCrop           ISOCrop will fill the gap between
 ISOCROP     project are to develop techniques            SAR and optical capabilities,                                                Validation:TerraSAR -Xstar - Cosmo-SkyMed with air-borne
              to retrieve crop parameters from        advancing retrieval techniques to       Land, agriculture                        SAR data
             The design and implementation of              MARSAIS will ensure better
 MARSAIS      a prototype generic Marine SAR           provision of scientific results into   Oceans and climate                       ERS, JERS, RADARSAT, ENVISAT
            Analysis and Interpretation System          new or existing applications and

                       Scientific objectives and
     Acronym                                                   Expected impacts                  Theme                                       EO sensor/data
                Spaceborne ocean colour sensors              The NAOC products would
      NAOC     which are now operational or under        improve the accuracy of existing        Oceans and climate                          MODIS, MERIS (Envisat), SeaWIFS
                 preparation, have a large number               ocean colour products.
               The aim of the project is to develop    The monitoring system and glacier
     OMEGA       an accurate long-term operational       database is aimed at the support        Terrestrial systems, Glaciers               LANDSAT, ERS, IKONOS
                  monitoring system for European            of natural exploration, socio-
                REVAMP will develop an improved         REVAMP conforms to several EU
     REVAMP       product from MERIS, namely an             policies and directives mainly
                atlas containing maps of validated      regarding the need for monitoring        Sea                                         Validation: MERIS(Envisat), SeaWifs
                    The scientific objective of this       The project’s socio-economic                                                      ASAR, MERIS, AATSR (Envisat), ERS SAR + scatterometer,
    SIBERIA-II         project is to integrate Earth        impacts: 1) quality of life and                                                  QuickSCAT, JERS-1 SAR, Terra MODIS, Landsat 5 TM,
                  observation and climate models           preserving the environment by         Land, Forest, GHG                           RESURS Meteor-3M, SPOT VGT, ERS2 ATSR2, NOAA
                The overall objective is to develop            The project will provide a
       SPIN      and test an EO based and spatial             significant improvement of         Terrestrial systems                         AVHRR, VEGETATION, IRS1C, LANDSAT, SPOT, IKONOS
                explicit indicator system to support        monitoring and management
                 The GENERAL OBJECTIVES for                After the project, the resulting
      TOUGH      the project are to improve the use      methodologies can be utilised by        Air humidity analysis, weather forecast     Ground-based GPS
                of GPS data for numerical weather            European weather forecast
                  The main objective of the LEWIS        LEWIS, through its emphasis on
      LEWIS        project is the development of a           EO data for the detection of        Terrestrial systems, Landslides             Ikonos, QuickBird, Landsat TM
               prototype landslide warning service           ground surface changes will
                         In order to advance the            An integrative system for the
     MUSCL         assessment and monitoring of         detection of hazard zones and the        Terrestrial systems, Landslides             ERS, SPOT, LANDSAT, IKONOS
               hazards from landslides and buried       monitoring of precursors to failure
                 The main objective of the Spread       As a result of this research better
     SPREAD     project is to increase knowledge of        decision support systems and          Forest Fire                                 AVHRR, LIDAR, SPOT, Ikonos
                    the phenomena that influence           services shall be developed. A
                  The objective of AUTO-HAZARD           The system will be supported by
AUTOHAZARD-PRO PRO is to integrate real-time and       an operational weather forecasting        Forest Fire, Flooding                       Ikonos, QuickBird, Landsat TM
                      on-line fire and flood hazard     system that will supply regular 72-
               The prediction and management of            CARPE DIEM's main goal is to
   CARPE DIEM         rainfall-induced flood events    improve the overall quality of flood      Flooding                                    Ground based Weather Radar, in situ rain gauges
                requires a complex strategy. Many         and flash-flood forecasting. The
                   Development and application of             The EFFS project aims at
                                                                                                                                             Validation: SAR, Ground Based Weather Radar, in situ rain
       EFFS            downscaling techniques for           developing a prototype of an         Flooding
               weather forecasts that can be used            European flood forecasting
                   The performance and quality of           The successful results of the
   FLOODMAN      existing operational flood warning       project will benefit the operative     Flooding                                    SAR, RADARSAT, in situ rain gauges
                    services could be significantly       monitoring and management of
                          The main objective of           The benefits expected from this
  FLOODRELIEF FLOODRELIEF is to address these             project are increased lead-time        Flooding                                    SAR, ground based RADAR, in situ rain gauges
                     limitations by developing and      and accuracy of both quantitative
               The objectives can be summarised              The expected scientific and
                                                                                                                                             SAR, ground based GPS, ground based Weather Radar, in situ
    MANTISSA                     as follows:              technological achievements are         Flooding
                                                                                                                                             rain gauges
               - To develop and apply a stochastic                     defined as:
                   The basic role of any real-time        For each of the remote sensing
      MUSIC     quantitative precipitation and flood    technologies used the project will       Flooding                                    SAR, MSG, ground based weather Radar, in situ rain gauges
                      forecasting system lies in its       develop improved precipitation
                  The objectives of the project are:        One workpackage is entirely
    VOLTAIRE   - to compare data quality insurance       devoted to data quality control of      Flooding                                    TRMM, ground based weather Radar, in situ rain gauges
                   schemes for ground and space        time variable data., which is one of
                  The objective of CLEOPATRA is            Through the integrated use of
                                                                                                                                             ENVISAT/ASAR, ENVISAT/MERIS, RADARSAT, MODIS, in
   CLEOPATRA        an integrated chain, covering                Space Technologies,             Oil and chemical spill Monitoring, Oceans
                                                                                                                                             situ observations
                 research on input data, modelling     Meteo/Ocean Scientific algorithms
                      The GeoRange approach is           The integration of the knowledge
   GEORANGE        explicitly based on an adequate       of specialists in different fields of   Terrestrial systems, Desertification        LANDSAT MSS and TM, in situ vegetation data
                        consideration of the multi-     science with the demands of land

                    Scientific objectives and
  Acronym                                                      Expected impacts                Theme                                  EO sensor/data
              The project encompasses two                 The required base data for the
                                                                                                                                      LANDSAT TM/ATM, ASTER, SPOT VEGETATION, AVHRR,
  LADAMER   separate phases. The first phase           LADAMER project largely exist but       Terrestrial systems, Desertification
                                                                                                                                      MODIS, MERIS (Envisat), in situ validation
            will start with the procurement and            are scattered across various
            • Satellite imagery will be used to            • Satellite and ground-based
   DARCA      trace the interactive effects of             desertification monitoring for      Terrestrial systems, Desertification   AVHRR-NDVI, in situ vegetation data
                 climate and randge use on             rangeland sites in Kazakhstan and
           The initial focus of BIOPRESS is to               The land cover change and
                                                                                               Terrestrial systems, land cover,
  BIOPRESS  develop a standardised historical          pressures on biodiversity products                                             Aerial photographs
            (1950 – 2000) land cover change               of BIOPRESS are aimed at the
             OCEANIDES uses both satellite              OCEANIDES will specifically use
 OCEANIDES         and airborne oil pollution                    current and traditional       Oil Spill Monitoring, Oceans           ENVISAT, RADARSAT, aircraft data, in situ monitoring
                  surveillance services and                satellite/airborne oil pollution
             build the basin-wide network for              Expected long-term results: -
    MAMA    ocean monitoring and forecasting,           strengthen the co-operation of all     Ocean water quality                    NRT satellite, in situ buoys/sensors/observing platforms
                linking all the Mediterranean               the Mediterranean countries
               The objective is to produce a               An Atlas of European Margin
   ESONET        practical plan for long term                assets and hazards, model         Sub-sea ocean monitoring               in situ platforms, sensors on sea floor
             monitoring of the ocean margin                     products from existing
            The overall objective of MERSEA                Provision of real time marine                                              Satellite: ENVISAT, SEAWIFS, VEGETATION, MODIS,
                                                                                               Monitoring of European marine
   MERSEA  is to integrate existing spaceborne             environmental information to                                               AVHRR, ATSR, SAR, Altimeter, Scatterometer, SSM/I, TRMM;
                                                                                               environments and ecosystems
           observations with data from in-situ                   different users will be                                              in situ: Fixed monitoring stations, VOS, Fery Boxes, ARGO,
              The goals of the CREATE and                      1. Information products :                                              Satellite RS: ATSR-2, POLDER, METEOSAT, AVHRR,
           DAEDALUS projects are to advise             - Provision of an aerosol database      Atmosphere, Aerosols                   MODIS, TOMS, POAM, and SAGE, Ground based RS: Lidar,
           on the optimum use of aerosol in-                 in NARSTO data exchange                                                  in situ: GAW and EMEP Sunphotometer, Radiometer
            Key objectives of APMoSPHERE                  Assessment of the air pollution
APMOSPHERE                    are:                              situation in the EU, and       Atmosphere, Air pollution              Satellite: GOME-2, ENVISAT, LANDSAT, IKONOS; in situ: AIRBASE, EMEP
               - to produce a detailed (1km)             implications for future air quality

Meth-MonitEUr                                                                                  Atmosphere, Methane                    in situ observations: GAW + national stations

                         Specific objectives           Strategy for global observations of
GMES-GATO           - To make an inventory of and       atmospheric composition (GHG, Atmosphere, Ozone, GHG, UV, Air quality Exploitation of measurements from ground-based, air and satellite systems
                define a strategy for the network of   stratospheric ozone, tropospheric
                 Increasing climate-mediated food       Main goal is to deliver info on the
                   insecurity and natural resource     onset date of rainy season and its Climate, Rainfall, Food             Satellite: LANDSAT, MODIS, NDVI; in situ observation data
                  degradation is among the most        variability to the local farmers. As

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