EO4EP – Earth Observation for Eastern Partnership
EO4EP – Earth Observation for Eastern Partnership is an ESA initiative which aims to achieve a step increase in the uptake of satellite-based environmental information in the development programs implemented by the World Bank and the European Investment Bank in the Eastern European Region, in particular in order to support the technical collaboration and knowledge exchange among Eastern Partnership countries.
The objective of the project is to enhance the provision of the specialized remote sensing information services, analytic tools and geospatial information systems and to leverage new data sources such as Sentinel satellites to support planning, implementation, and monitoring of development projects as well as to provide remote sensing capacity building in three thematic areas:
- Land Management
- Water Resources Management
The project also aims to develop a portfolio of demonstration services which involve crop cultivation mapping and monitoring, assessment of water availability for crops, benchmarking against long-term data, delineation of areas currently undergoing water stress, predicting yields, providing information on land use as well as flood monitoring.
Role of Astri Polska in the project: Astri Polska cooperates with Insitute of Meteorology and Water Management and Regional Water Mangement Offices in Warsaw and Wrocław in order to develop remote sensing services which will make it possible to analyze rive-ice and biomass changes on selected Polish rivers. As leader of "Capacity Building" work package, we areresponsible for organization of workshops which aims to increase the awareness in terms of usage of satellite data and provide project beneficiaries with the necessary knowledge to use the remote sensing services being the result of the project.
Timeframe: 2016 - 2018