CoSIMS (Copernicus Snow & Ice Monitoring Service)
CoSIMS (Copernicus Snow & Ice Monitoring Service) project aims to develop tools for the purpose of satellite monitoring of snow and ice in the European Union's member states. The solutions will be implemented as a part of the Land Monitoring Sevice of the “Copernicus” European Satellite Earth Observation Programme.
The algorithms will operate fully automatically, and the data will be processed in near real-time. This means that newly acquired satellite data will be available in the form of information products in the shortest time possible. The monitoring will cover inland waterways that are covered by the EU-Hydro database run by the European Environmental Agency, namely: rivers and canals that are more than 50 metres wide and water reservoirs that are more than 100 metres wide or whose surface exceeds 1 hectare. The service will be available free of charge to users all over the world.
Role of Astri Polska: The role of Astri Polska is to develop ice monitoring service for the inland waters in Europe basing on the "Copernicus" satellite data. The solutions will benefit from the experiences gained during the EO4EP programme, developed for European Space Agency and World Bank. Within this programme, Astri Polska developed a river-ice monitoring service for major Polish rivers. It will be the first solution of this kind developed by a Polish company for the Copernicus programme.
Consortium: Magellium (project leader), Astri Polska, CESBIO (Le Centre d'Etudes Spatiales de la BIOsphère), and Meteo-France.
CoSIMS is funded by the European Environment Agency (EEA).
The solutions will be implemented as a part of the Land Monitoring Sevice of the “Copernicus” European Satellite Earth Observation Programme.