ESA Data User Element > Project
Flood Monitoring Service Demonstration in BANGLADESH
Development and demonstration of a flood monitoring service that recognises threatened areas during flood events and that identifies sites where measures have to be taken. The FLOMON demonstration service was focused on the timely acquisition and interpretation of ERS SAR images with easy-to-use PC based software in an operational flood monitoring environment
|Flood Monitoring Service Demonstration in BANGLADESH|
|DUP (Data User Programme)|
|ERS-1/2 : SAR
Bangladesh is a riverine nation situated in the middle of the Ganges delta. Mostly flat, this is a rich alluvial land periodically enriched by the alluvial deposits from 2 major river systems of South Asia, the Padma (Ganges) and the Jamuna (Brahmaputra). The nation's abundant water supplies are used to produce hydroelectric power and for irrigating farmlands during the dry season.
During the last decade several initiatives have led to the establishment of a geographical knowledge centre (EGIS) in Dhaka. This centre supports the development of geographical solutions for issues of national priority related to flooding, fisheries, agriculture and other land and marine applications.
The recent development of a PC-based ERS Ground Receiving Station (RAPIDS) on the remote sensing market has led to the FLOMON Project "Flood Monitoring Service Demonstration Operation in Bangladesh" . RAPIDS can yield large amounts of image data at relatively low cost, in near real-time and directly at the relevant location. In this way, SAR data can be more easily interpreted for assessing flood damage and taking direct action in times of flood hazards.
The FLOMON service was focused on timely interpretation of ERS images with easy-to-use PC based software in an operational flood monitoring environment under ERDAS and Arc-View shell.
The project had two principal objectives:
|Final Report (5Mb PDF)
|Van Leeuwen, Hans
Synoptics Remote Sensing & GIS Applications B.V.
6702 AAÂ Wageningen
Tel: +31 317-421221
Fax: +31 317-416146
|Contact the DUP Programme Manager:
European Space Agency - ESRIN D/EOP-SEP
Via Galileo Galilei C.P.94
I-00044 Frascati (RM)
Tel: +39 06-941.80564
Fax: +39 06-941.80552