COREGAL: Combined Positioning-Reflectometry Galileo Code Receiver for Forest Management

Updated: Aug 13, 2016

Project details

Acronym: 
COREGAL
Total Cost: 
1 225 000 €
EU Contributions: 
906 270 €
Contract Number: 
641585
Project Call: 
H2020 – Galileo 1st Call
Start Date: 
01/01/2015
End Date: 
31/12/2016
Duration: 
24
Project Type: 
Innovation Action

Contact

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
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.

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)