Copernicus Assisted Lake Water Quality Emergency Monitoring Service (WQeMS) H2020-SPACE-2018-2020 (RIA)
WQeMS aims to provide an operational Water Quality Emergency Monitoring Service to the water utilities industry in relation with the quality of the ‘water we drink’. Therefore, it will focus its activities on monitoring of lakes valorized by the water
utilities for the delivery of drinking water. Sentinel data (i.e. Sentinel -2 and Sentinel-1) will be exploited for quality monitoring at a fine spatial resolution level, following validated processes with in situ data. The proposed WQeMS will exploit the
Copernicus Data and Information Access Services (DIAS ONDA), instead of setting up its own download and processing infrastructure. Linkages with the existing Thematic Exploitation Platforms (TEPs), such as the Hydrology TEP for monitoring
flood events and the Food Security TEP for supporting the sustainable intensification of farming from space will be pursued.
Following cases are to be treated in real time in cooperation with drinking water production companies (public and private): -
Slow developing phenomena (business-as-usual scenario), such as geogenic or anthropogenic release of potentially
polluting elements through the bedrock or pollutants’ leaching in the underground aquifer through human rural activities, may
influence water quality. Changes in the monitored chemical dissolved substances may be then detected. - Fast developing
phenomena (e.g. floods spilling debris and mud or pollutant spills of chemicals in the lakes or algal bloom and potential
release of toxins by cyanobacteria) produce huge quantities of contaminants at a short time interval bringing sanitation
utilities at the edge of their performance capacity. Monitoring of the extent of the effluents in the lake; thus, providing a
warning about the risk of water contamination, assist in mitigating impact, both for the water drinking water production and
H2020 WIDESPREAD-05-2020 (Twinning) Coordination and support action (CSA): 'Earth Observation Training in Science and Technology at the Space Research Centre of the
Polish Academy of Sciences'
The general aim of the project is to enhance the S&T capacity of the CBK PAN and to achieve excellence in research of EO products’ assimilation in the ecosystem assessment and monitoring. The goal will be reached
by establishing close collaboration with three EU research Centres of Excellence.
Initiation date: 01/10/2020
More information here.
H2020-SC5-2018-2018-2020 (Innovation Action): ‘Next Generation Land Management services for Agriculture and Forestry’
Initiation date: 01/06/2020
Duration: 36 months
More information will be available soon.
ENI CBC Black Sea Basin 2014-2020: ‘Copernicus assisted environmental monitoring across the Black Sea Basin’.
H2020-SPACE-2019 (Innovation action): 'Fostering Earth Observation market uptake thanks to natural and holistic access to added value data generated through cutting-edge Artificial Intelligence technologies'
AQUACYCLE is set to bring an eco-innovative wastewater treatment technology that will consist of anaerobic digestion, constructed wetlands and solar treatment for the cost-effective treatment of urban wastewater with minimal costs of operation and maximum environmental benefits. The novel technology will be demonstrated in 3 pilot sites in Lebanon, Spain and Tunisia.
H2020: E-SHAPE 'EUROGEOSS Showcase: Applications powered by Europe'. E-shape incubates earth observation services designed with and for users. It empowers Europe in the achievement of the sustainable development goals.