ERS1 & SPOT contribution to morphologic and bathymetric study of the North Sea and the Scheldt estuary

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Context and objectives

To develop a methodology which uses satellite and particularly ERS imagery to create topographic maps of the sea bed, to understand local factors responsible for visible surface phenomena seen on radar and to use the tide level to cartography some flooded areas

Project outcome

Expected scientific results

For areas submitted to strong currents and tides, ERS1 -SAR gives impressive results at the scale of 1:50 000
Project leader(s): ULg - Laboratoire de Géomorphologie et Télédétection
Location: Region:
  • Belgian Coast,Scheldt estuary,Southern Bight of the North Sea