• SEN2COAST

    Improved assessment of algorithms for bathymetry and water quality parameters with Sentinel-2A/B high-resolution satellites for advancement of coastal applications

  • SEN2COAST

    Improved assessment of algorithms for bathymetry and water quality parameters with Sentinel-2A/B high-resolution satellites for advancement of coastal applications

  • SEN2COAST

    Improved assessment of algorithms for bathymetry and water quality parameters with Sentinel-2A/B high-resolution satellites for advancement of coastal applications

  • SEN2COAST

    Improved assessment of algorithms for bathymetry and water quality parameters with Sentinel-2A/B high-resolution satellites for advancement of coastal applications

  • SEN2COAST

    Improved assessment of algorithms for bathymetry and water quality parameters with Sentinel-2A/B high-resolution satellites for advancement of coastal applications

  • SEN2COAST

    Improved assessment of algorithms for bathymetry and water quality parameters with Sentinel-2A/B high-resolution satellites for advancement of coastal applications

  • SEN2COAST

    Improved assessment of algorithms for bathymetry and water quality parameters with Sentinel-2A/B high-resolution satellites for advancement of coastal applications

  • SEN2COAST

    Improved assessment of algorithms for bathymetry and water quality parameters with Sentinel-2A/B high-resolution satellites for advancement of coastal applications

Reference

RTI2018-098784-J-I00

Period

2019-2022

Program

Programa Estatal de I+D+i Orientado a los Retos de la Sociedad – Jóvenes Investigadores JIN

Funding

Ministerio de Ciencia, Innovación y Universidades; Agencia Estatal de Investigación; fondos FEDER

Introduction

Bathymetric information is crucial for a wide range of near-shore activities such as dredging, environmental management, maintenance of infrastructures, military purposes, navigation, aquaculture, tourism or mapping benthic habitats, among others. In addition, monitoring of the dynamic depth bottom will enhance understanding of some of the main climate change impacts such as sea-level rise, ongoing and forthcoming beach erosion or resilience to hazards. Researchers and policy managers are now required to use accurate high-resolution bathymetry for all these applications. Despite the need to monitor and protect coastal areas, the baseline available to date is surprisingly incomplete: half of the world’s coastal seafloor remains unmapped or inadequately surveyed, and is therefore poorly understood. The shallow water zone can be a challenging environment in which to acquire information using traditional methods. Satellite-Derived Bathymetry (SDB), the depth extracted from satellite images, should be considered as a potential affordable technology for filling these gaps providing safe, low-cost and easy access to remote locations. However, the current state of the art on SDB techniques is not readily adaptable for its routine application worldwide. Although the acquisition of satellite imagery data is not a problem today, its processing is more complex than data collected from conventional surveys, where the main challenges are associated with the requirement of accurate corrections for both atmospheric and water quality effects. Considering SDB has potential advantages for aiding the blue economy, as well as the market and industry sectors, there is an international need for urgent enhanced strategies.

Objetives

The main objective of the Sen2Coast project is the development of an up-to-date, accurate, free, high-resolution coastal bathymetric product from the Sentinel-2 mission of the European Commission’s Copernicus programme. This proposal aims at fulfilling the objective of operational bathymetric monitoring evaluating different capabilities, requirements and quality standards accomplished in a variety of environments and conditions with incorporation of a merged correction for atmospheric and water environmental effects. The investigation will be implemented by means of a multidisciplinary approach that formatively couples satellite techniques, field campaigns and bio-optical modelling, together with in situ data collected in different regions of Europe and USA in collaboration with international groups. The project also intends to advance the implementation of water quality algorithms over the challenging coastal and inland water regions, providing significant information to assist the EU Marine Strategy Framework Directive benefiting vital sectors in our economy, such as tourism, aquaculture, fishing, resource development and management. The impulse of the European Copernicus initiative to put coastal regions central to its focus is therefore indisputable as an outstanding opportunity to leverage Sentinel-2 toward these aims. The ultimate goal of Sen2Coast is to provide useful and scientifically sound information and tools to advance coastal science for resolving management, industry and research issues. As economic activity in shallow waters is intensifying and climate change impacts on coastal regions are increasing worldwide, Sen2Coast is key to anticipate the opportunities that have to come for satellite technology.

Progress

Sen2Coast project in #EnRed Canal Sur television program

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Onda Cadiz TV interview in "El Farol" program

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Canal Sur television records at ICMAN-CSIC

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Using Copernicus Sentinel-2 and Sentinel-3 data to monitor harmful algal blooms in Southern Chile during the COVID-19 lockdown

Research paper (Marine Pollution Bulletin 2020)

Cristina V. Rodríguez-Benito, Gabriel Navarro and Isabel Caballero

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Gabriel Navarro and Isabel Caballero meet Patricio Poullet, head of the "Demarcación de Costas de Andalucía Atlántico"

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Isabel Caballero at the VII International Symposium on Marine Sciences (ISMS July 2020) Barcelona

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Research developed in the Sen2Coast project has been highlighted in the "Memoria Anual CSIC 2019"

Memoria anual 2019 de la actividad científico-técnica del Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas

Isabel Caballero, Javier Ruiz and Gabriel Navarro

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Isabel Caballero from the ICMAN-CSIC participates in the European Commission’s Copernicus4Regions teaser

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Canal Sur television makes a report of the Institute of Marine Sciences of Andalusia

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Online session for members of the "Asociación Técnica de Puertos y Costas (ATPYC)" by Isabel Caballero

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Atmospheric correction for satellite-derived bathymetry in the Caribbean waters: from a single image to multi-temporal approaches using Sentinel-2A/B

Research paper (Optics Express 2020)

Isabel Caballero and Richard P. Stumpf

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Isabel Caballero and Gabriel Navarro from the ICMAN-CSIC have participated in the International Day of Women and Girls in Science on 11 February

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CSIC press release (Madrid 26 May 2020): "Un equipo del CSIC desarrolla una metodología para detectar y monitorizar las floraciones de algas nocivas"

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New capabilities of Sentinel-2A/B satellites combined with in situ data for monitoring small harmful algal blooms in complex coastal waters

Research paper (Scientific Reports 2020)

Isabel Caballero, Raúl Fernández, Oscar Moreno Escalante, Luz Mamán and Gabriel Navarro

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Towards Routine Mapping of Shallow Bathymetry in Environments with Variable Turbidity: Contribution of Sentinel-2A/B Satellites Mission

Research paper (Remote Sensing 2020)

Isabel Caballero and Richard P. Stumpf

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Isabel Caballero from ICMAN-CSIC attended the 2020 Copernicus4Regions storytelling at the European Parliament in Brussels on 23 January

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“El ICMAN-CSIC presenta ante la Comisión Europea un programa para el control y el seguimiento del litoral a partir de las revolucionarias imágenes de los Sentinel.” El País, artículo de Raúl Limón en la Sección Materia

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Diario de Cádiz: “Una científica del CSIC en Cádiz presenta un proyecto de gestión marina en Europa”

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CSIC press release (Madrid 21 January 2020): "Una científica del CSIC presenta en el Parlamento Europeo un proyecto de gestión marina basada en satélites"

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Sentinel-2 Satellites Provide Near-Real Time Evaluation of Catastrophic Floods in the West Mediterranean

Research paper (Water 2019)

Isabel Caballero, Javier Ruiz and Gabriel Navarro

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Retrieval of nearshore bathymetry from Sentinel-2A and 2B satellites in South Florida coastal waters (2019)

Research paper (Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 2019)

Isabel Caballero and Richard P. Stumpf

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Gabriel Navarro and Isabel Caballero from ICMAN-CSIC attended the "XVIII Congreso de la Asociación Española de Teledetección" in Valladolid (24-29 Septermber 2019)

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