Keywords

fp6 ist, water quality, risk assessment, remote sensing, in-situ measurements, umn mapserver, ogc-wms

Start Date

1-7-2008 12:00 AM

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The combination of environmental measurements from different sensor equipment improveswater quality monitoring and associated risk management. The merging of in-situ andremote sensing data is a prerequisite to efficient monitoring of coastal and marine environments,because of their complementary nature and application areas. Both sensor types can monitorthe same phenomena, but remote sensing delivers the overall picture and in-situ measuring provideslocalised, high resolution measurements, over a wide range of parameters. The WARMER(WAter RiskManagement in EuRope) system combines remote sensing satellite data with in-situmeasurements for water quality risk management applications and delivers products to end-usersthrough a web GIS (Geographic Information System) portal. This data combination aspect bringsthe WARMER system in line with the objectives of the GMES (European Global Monitoring forEnvironment and Security) initiative.The ADDP (Aberdeen DISPRO DB Proxy) is a key element in the WARMER system, because itconditions in-situ measurements for the data combination. This paper details the handling of insitudata within the ADDP, especially its capability to aggregate in-situ data from multiple sources.This aggregation caused problems with data synchronisation and unification, which influenced theoverall design of the ADDP.

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Integration of In-situ and remote sensing Data for Water Risk Management

The combination of environmental measurements from different sensor equipment improveswater quality monitoring and associated risk management. The merging of in-situ andremote sensing data is a prerequisite to efficient monitoring of coastal and marine environments,because of their complementary nature and application areas. Both sensor types can monitorthe same phenomena, but remote sensing delivers the overall picture and in-situ measuring provideslocalised, high resolution measurements, over a wide range of parameters. The WARMER(WAter RiskManagement in EuRope) system combines remote sensing satellite data with in-situmeasurements for water quality risk management applications and delivers products to end-usersthrough a web GIS (Geographic Information System) portal. This data combination aspect bringsthe WARMER system in line with the objectives of the GMES (European Global Monitoring forEnvironment and Security) initiative.The ADDP (Aberdeen DISPRO DB Proxy) is a key element in the WARMER system, because itconditions in-situ measurements for the data combination. This paper details the handling of insitudata within the ADDP, especially its capability to aggregate in-situ data from multiple sources.This aggregation caused problems with data synchronisation and unification, which influenced theoverall design of the ADDP.