Coastal Change from Space
Coastal Change from Space

Images include 452 lines from ascending Sentinel-1 acquisition and 455 lines from Sentinel-1 descending showing the dynamics of the River Dart estuary between 2014 and 2019.

Monitoring the coastal change from space to mitigate erosion

The goal of the Coastal Change from Space project, funded by the European Space Agency (ESA), is to develop innovative Earth Observation (EO) products/information in response to authoritative requirements from end-users in charge of coastal erosion studies and mitigation.

The Coastal Change from Space project is an application project within the Science for Society block of the 5th Earth Observation Envelope Programme (EOEP-5) of ESA. It shall prepare the basis for long-term exploitation of remote sensing from space by large user communities and is expected to provide substantial and concrete benefits to the targeted user communities when analysing the trends of coastal erosion and accretion as well as the status of coastal defence works, i.e. vulnerability of the coast.

isardSAT is in charge of the processing Sentinel-1 SAR images to produce waterlines and bathymetry maps in order to detect changes on the shoreline.

During Phase 1, five selected sites (Longue Pointe de Mingan, Québec; Start Bay & Perranporth, UK; the Wexford Coast south of Dublin, Ireland, and the Catalan coast between El Prat and the Tordera Delta) have been processed.

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Argans, British Geological Survey, isardSAT, IGN-FI, IHCantabria, Geological Survey Ireland, ARCTUS, adwäisEO, UQAR




coast, ocean, sea level, remote sensing