Helmholtz Integrated Earth Observing System Project
The HGF-EOS research network is intended to facilitate the work of scientists in depicting and modeling these processes spatially and temporally at high resolution and in monitoring the status and trends of the Earth system. The physical and chemical tolerances of processes critical for human life also need to be defined, and long-term monitoring undertaken of global, regional and local changes.
The project OPAQUE is aimed at the task to improve the operational flood forecast for small head catchment areas. While for large river basins the forecast of floods on the basis of models works well, a warning is often insufficient in the head catchments because of the direct reaction of the landscape to the higher quantities of water.
ESA is undertaking the development of the Sentinel-2, a super-spectral imaging mission for terrestrial applications. The mission is focusing on the continuity of LANDSAT and SPOT type measurements to provide operational information for the 'Global Monitoring of Environment and Security' (GMES).
Surveillance System for the Assessment and Monitoring of Desertification
The DeSurvey integrated project aims at delivering a low cost and flexible desertification surveillance system. For this, a compact set of integrated procedures of desertification assessment and forecasting, with application and tutorial examples at the EU and national scales will be developed.
HYRESSA is a 2-year project investigating the user needs of the European hyperspectral remote sensing research community with respect to access to and accuracy, quality and conformity of hyperspectral images.
The FLuorescence EXplorer (FLEX) is one of the six missions selected by the ESA’s Programme Board for Earth Observation on 18-19 May 2007 to initiate phase-O assessment studies within the ESA Earth Explorer Programme.