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SISCAL: Satellite-based information System on Coastal areas and lakes

Type of Entry: Project
Website: www.siscal.net
Duration: 01/09/2001 - 01/09/2004

Background about the SISCAL project:

Thanks to the technical and scientific advances made over the last decade, and extended access to more sophisticated EO data, potential end users concerned with the aquatic environment can now obtain information derived from various sources of satellite imagery. However, their individual requirements are rarely met because this information has not been specifically adapted to their particular needs in terms of choice of algorithm, geographical region, map projection, additional ancillary digital information, GIS (Geographical Information System) functionalities, etc. The development of the SISCAL processor is intended to address these problems.

Objectives of SISCAL project:

SISCAL is a pan-European project dedicated to developing facilities that will provide end users with accessible, customised Earth Observation (EO) data for environmental monitoring of European coastal areas, lakes and oceans. The main task will be to create a software processor that can use satellite data to provide near-real-time information on aquatic ecosystems. By tailoring this information to the needs of individual customers and allowing them to exploit EO data without needing extensive, specialised knowledge of EO, SISCAL aims to close the gap between research, satellite data providers and end users. All data and information will be channelled through the Internet, from the data provided by satellite receiving stations to the final data products disseminated to end users.

The aim of the ten SISCAL partners, who include four end users, is to foster the long-term operational use of EO data for monitoring and managing coastal areas and lakes.

Keywords: Coastal landscapes and ecosystems, GIS and mapping, Information system, Risk and Safety
User Handbook (2.518.445 Bytes)
Contact: Mr Richard Santer
Université du Littoral Côte d´Opale
LISE – Laboratoire Interdisciplinaire Science de l’Environment
32, Avenue Foch
F-62930 Wimereux
Telephone: +33-3-21996426
Fax: 33 3 21 99 64 01
E-Mail: richard.santer@mren2.univ-littoral.fr
Website: www.univ-littoral.fr
Partner: Universite du Littoral (www.univ-littoral.fr)
Freie Universitaet Berlin (www.met.fu-berlin.de)
Norwegian University of Technology and Science, Trondheim Biological Station (www.ntnu.no/vmuseet/nathist)
South Jutland County, Waste Water and Water Quality Section (www.sja.dk)
Informus Gmbh I.G. (www.informus.de)
Institut fuer Lebensmittel, Arzneimittel und Tierseuchen Berlin (www.bbges.de/ilat)
Israel Oceanographic and Limnological Research (www.ocean.org.il/)
Israelian Ministry of Environment (www.environment.gov.il)
Norwegian University of Technology and Sciences (www.ntnu.no/vmuseet/nathist/)
County Governor of Soer-Tronendelag, Department of Environment (www.aksess.no/fm-st/)
Institute of Geography, University of Copenhagen (www.geogr.ku.dk)
Budget: 2.161.000
Financed by: European Union