Updated: Oct 10, 2018

COREGAL
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.

Market application: 
Coordinator: 
Pedro Freire da Silva
DEIMOS ENGENHARIA S.A.
AVENIDA D JOAO II LOTE 1 17 01 Torre Zen 10th
1998-023 Lisboa
Portugal
GSA Project Officer: 
Marta Krywanis-Brzostowska
Total Cost: 
1 225 000 €
EU Contributions: 
906 270 €
Project Call: 
H2020 – Galileo 1st Call
Contract Number: 
641585
Partners
Editora MundoGeo LTDA
Editora MundoGeo LTDA
Brazil
Engemap
Engemap
Brazil
Sao Paulo State...
Sao Paulo State University (UNESP)
Brazil
Gamma Remote Sensing AG
Gamma Remote Sensing AG
Switzerland
Max Planck Gesellschaft
Max Planck Gesellschaft
Germany
Deimos Space SLU
Deimos Space SLU
Spain
Fundacion Tecnalia...
Fundacion Tecnalia Research & Innovation
Spain
GeoNumerics SL
GeoNumerics SL
Spain
The University of...
The University of Nottingham (UNOTT)
United Kingdom
Universita degli Studi...
Universita degli Studi di Roma Torvergata
Italy
DEIMOS Engenharia
DEIMOS Engenharia
Portugal