SISCAL project: Establishing an Internet-based delivery of near-real-time data products on coastal areas and lakes from satellite imagery

Frank Fell, Phelim Burgess, Alexander Grünewald, Mia Meyer, Richard Santer, Dirk Koslowsky, Dov Ganor, Barak Herut, Saleem Nimre, Gideon Tibor, Diego Berastegui, Lotte Nyborg, Michael Schultz-Rasmussen, Torunn Johansen, Geir Johnsen, Morten Brozek, Henrik Jörgensen, Jan Habberstad, Frank Hanssen, Ran AmirAlon Zask, Antje Köhler

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SISCAL (Satellite-based Information System on Coastal Areas and Lakes) is a pan-European project dedicated to develop facilities to provide end-users with customized and easy-to-use data for environmental monitoring of coastal areas and lakes. The main task will be to create a software system providing Near-Real-Time information on the aquatic environment (using instruments such as AVHRR, MODIS or MERIS) and ancillary GIS-data. These products will be tailored to individual customers needs, allowing them to exploit Earth Observation (EO) data without extensive inhouse knowledge. This way, SISCAL aims at closing the gap between research institutes, satellite data providers and the actual end-users. Data and information exchange will entirely take place over the internet, from the acquisition of satellite data raw from the providers to the dissemination of finalized data products to the end-users. The focus of SISCAL is set on the optimal integration of existing techniques. The co-operation between the ten SISCAL partners, including four end-users representative of public authorities from local to national scale, aims at strengthening the operational use of EO data in the management of coastal areas and lakes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)566-576
Number of pages11
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
StatePublished - 2003
Externally publishedYes
EventOcean Remote Sensing and Applications - Hangzhou, China
Duration: 24 Oct 200226 Oct 2002


  • Aquatic ecosystems
  • Earth observation
  • Geographic information systems
  • Near-real-time

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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