Combined Positioning-Reflectometry Galileo Code Receiver for Forest Management
Background & 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.