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Operational Radar and Optical Mapping

Acronym: OROMA
Period: February 2002 till November 2004
Status: Completed

Thesaurus terms: Algae; Bathymetric surveys; Coastal waters; Monitoring; Physical oceanography; Remote sensing; Water quality
Geographical terms: ANE, Baltic [Marine Regions]; ANE, North Sea [Marine Regions]; ANE, North Sea, Southern Bight [Marine Regions]; Belgium [Marine Regions]; Germany [Marine Regions]; Netherlands [Marine Regions]

Institutes (7)  Top 
  • Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht Centre for Materials and Coastal Research; Institute for Coastal Research, more, co-ordinator
  • Brockmann Consult, more, partner
  • Christian-Albrechts-University Kiel; Leibniz Institute of Marine Sciences (IFM-GEOMAR), more, partner
  • University of Dundee, more, partner
  • Ministerie van Infrastructuur en Milieu; Rijkswaterstaat (RWS), more
  • Institute of Meteorology and Water Management (IMGW), more
  • Vlaamse overheid; Beleidsdomein Mobiliteit en Openbare Werken; Vlaams Ministerie van Mobiliteit en Openbare Werken; Agentschap voor Maritieme Dienstverlening en Kust; Afdeling Kust, more

  • Objectives
    - Monitoring of near coastal morphodynamics and water quality parameters
    - Combining Remote Sensing Modelling and Electronic Networking Techniques
    - Presentation of most actual coastal monitoring information in near-real time

  • Overview
    Beach nourshment is the most valuable measure to consuct coastal protection. To keep control on the sand induced to the near shore environment it needs area covering monitoring. As examples of the OROMA work two different methods using ground based radar for the bathymetric survey are presented at this poster:
    - Imaging the ocean wave field
    - Scanning sea surface roughness
    The water quality is indicated by its concentration of algae, suspended matter and yellow substance.
    These substances can be measured by optical remote sensing from space borne sensors. However, the quality of these measurements needs to be assessed and compared with existing archives of monitoring data of the same geophysical quantities in order to introduce them into the monitoring programmes.

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