The Co-ReSyF ( Coastal Waters Research Synergy Framework) is a Virtual Research Environment (VRE) for the coastal community for all levels of expertise - young , inexperienced or expert researchers in EO to upload their applications or algorithm to the system to compose and configure processing chains for easy deployment on the cloud infrastructure. A set of coastal services are available in the Co-ReSyF community portal and as part of the engagement with NextGEOSS, the Optical Bathymetry determination service is integrated with the NextGEOSS DataHub - Data Discovery Service.

The Overview of the Optical Bathymetry Service:

Monitoring the bathymetry of shallow waters is crucial for near-shore activities, especially coastal preservation and design, and maintenance of coastal infrastructure. The knowledge and monitoring of the seabed typology (benthic flora, type of substrate) and sea column water quality are also important as useful information resources towards environmental preservation policy-making and assessment of anthropogenic impact at sea.

Optical remote sensing of sea floor is limited to light penetration and vertical transparency. For turbid waters, it is near impossible to see and, thus, remotely sense the sea bottom (depth and habitat). Therefore, the research application proposed here is subdivided into four components:

The processing of an indicator telling whether it is possible or not to sense the sea bottom with optical sensors; Retrieval of bathymetry; Classification of sea bottom; and Estimates of three water quality constituents, namely chlorophyll a, suspended particulate matter (SPM) and coloured dissolved organic matter (CDOM). Previous efforts of harmonisation among the in situ datasets that are used internationally for validation purposes have been attempted, however availability of a fine and up-to-date seafloor classification scheme is rare. Co-ReSyF aims to fill this gap, and increase the communication between, and willingness of, users (scientists and citizens) to facilitate the production of improved benthic maps in Europe.

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Pilot Metadata

Coordinate Reference System WGS 1984
Language English
Legal Constraints The pilot can be used free of charge. If the results are used in publications or other Web sites, we request you to mention Co-ReSyF- ARGANS as provider of data which you used.
Purpose The pilot is developed as part of the Co-ReSyF project funded by the European Union's H2020 Research and Innovation programme under grant No. 687289, to support the Coastal Research community.
Update Frequency continual
Pilot Validity Period 15 May, 2019 TO 15 May, 2019
Contact e-mail nuno[dot]grosso[at]elecnor[dot]es
individualName Nuno Grosso
organisationName Deimos Engenharia