Combined Positioning-Reflectometry Galileo Code Receiver for Forest Management

Objectives: 

The main objective of COREGAL is the development of an innovative Galileo based positioning platform enabling low-cost, high-accuracy and unprecedented use of airborne GNSS-Reflectometry (GNSS-R) for biomass retrieval and related and relevant applications as carbon mapping and land management.

The main idea behind the project is to combine different types of data related with biomass, namely Earth Observation (EO) data (e.g. satellite imagery), regional data (e.g. airborne imagery and GNSS-based remote sensing data) and, when available, local data (in situ measurements) to improve current biomass estimation algorithms, with many environmental and social applications as, for example, carbon mapping and forest management. Galileo is a key enabler of the proposed concept, providing accurate positioning and supporting image georeferencing and remote sensing.

Project details

Name of the Project: 
Combined Positioning-Reflectometry Galileo Code Receiver for Forest Management
Acronym: 
COREGAL
Name of Proposal: 
Combined Positioning-Reflectometry Galileo Code Receiver for Forest Management
Contract Number: 
641585
Total Cost: 
1 225 000 €
EU Contributions: 
906 270 €
Project Call: 
H2020-GALILEO-2014-1
Start Date: 
01/01/2015
End Date: 
31/12/2016
Duration: 
24
Project Type: 
Innovation Action
Coordinator: 
Pedro Freire da Silva
DEIMOS ENGENHARIA S.A.
AVENIDA D JOAO II LOTE 1 17 01 Torre Zen 10th
1998-023 Lisboa
Portugal
Scientific Officer: 
Marta Krywanis-Brzostowska
Partners: 

BR

  • Editora MundoGeo LTDA
  • Engemap
  • Sao Paulo State University (UNESP)

CH

  • Gamma Remote Sensing AG

DE

  • Max Planck Gesellschaft

ES

  • Deimos Space SLU
  • Fundacion Tecnalia Research & Innovation
  • GeoNumerics SL

GB

  • The University of Nottingham

IT

  • Universita degli Studi di Roma Torvergata

PT

  • Deimos Engenharia SA (DME)