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SIAT

PROJECT TITLE: SIAT - Integrated System for Early Warning, Monitoring and drought risk analysis for Romania

Coordinator: ROSA - Romanian Space Agency

Partners:

Period: 2009 - 2011

Project Director: Elena Savin

Description:

The integrated System for Early Warning, Monitoring and drought risk analysis for Romania, is a novelty in the study of drought and in the space applications field nationally and internationally.

The project involves the development of new algorithms for drought indices based on multispectral satellite images with different spatial resolutions: low, medium, high and very high, and the development of statistical methods for processing of multitemporal sequences of drought indices for developing early warning

The main objective of the project is to develop an integrated system for early warning, monitoring and drought risk analysis for Romania, which combines satellite information with ground measurement data and the results of the climate numerical modeling.

Activities:

The integrated system for early warning and monitoring of drought in Romania, is a novelty in the study of drought and space applications both nationally and internationally.

The project involves the development of new algorithms for drought indices based on multispectral satellite images with different spatial resolutions: low, medium, high and very high, and the development of statistical methods for processing sequences of multitemporal drought indices for developing the early warning

Project objectives:

The main objective of the project is to develop an integrated system for early warning, monitoring and analysis of drought risk in Romania, which combines the satellite information with ground data and the results of the climatic numerical modeling.

Activities:

Activity 1 - Establishment of the system's characteristics

Act. 1.1 - Defining the user interface
Act. 1.2 - Define the system's architecture
Act. 1.3 - Defining the methods, procedures and development strategy of the system

Activity 2 - The acquisition and processing of satellite images

Act. 2.1 Acquisition, installation and calibration of the reception station
Act. 2.2 - Acquisition and pre-processing of satellite images
Act. 2.3 Calibration and pre-processing of satellite images acquired in quasi real time and of archive images
Act. 2.4 - Development and validation of algorithms for processing satellite images of medium, fine spatial resolution (HR) and very fine (VHR)
Act. 2.5 - Development of products derived from satellite images

Activity 3 - Development of the regional climate model

Act. 3.1 - Adjustment and calibration of the regional climate model
Act. 3.2 - Implementation and validation of the climate model
Act. 3.3 - Achieving climate estimates

Activity 4 - Development, implementation and system validation

Act. 4.1 - Development of the integrated system
Act. 4.2 - Implementation of the system
Act. 4.3 - Validation of the system

Activity 5 - Managementul proiectului

Act. 5.1 - Coordination of consortium and project implementation
Act. 5.2 - Creating the web page
Act. 5.3 - Dissemination of the project's results
Act. 5.4 - Updating the web page

During the first stage were developed the user interface and the system architecture. The user interface is done through web service - Web Map Service (WMS), which includes: the interface through which the user launches the application, databases, applications, data processing applications and applications for visualization of information in the form of analysis, charts and graphs.

SIAT_phase1
System interface based on Web Map Service

Within the project were developed ShortCut methods for accesing images:

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