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Operational radar and optical mapping in monitoring hydrodynamic, morphodynamic and environmental parameter for coastal management


Project timeline
February 2002
36 months
January 2005
General Information
Coastal management has to supervise interacting processes, such as fisheries, industrial and transport policy and to ensure the preservation of the environment. To achieve this task most actual thematic information is needed to assess the status and possible risks within the environment of the coastal zone. OROMA has the objective to present information on the actual status of the coastal bathymetry and related processes as erosion, sediment transport and deposition. OROMA will: 1)develop innovative tools for mapping morphodynamics and related processes on large areas, 2)integrate observation raw data into a common grid, 3)introduce an operational thematic interpretation tool and 4)present actual results in nearly real time as geo-coded thematic maps using electronic network as base for the users to manage coastal protection measures.
EU-Programme Acronym and Subprogramme AreaFP5-ESD; Environment and sustainable development, Key action 3: Sustainable marine ecosystems, area 3.3.3: Coastal process monitoring (1.1.4.-3.3.3)
Project TypeRTD
Contract NumberEVK3-CT-2001-00053
Co-ordinatorHelmholtz Zentrum Hereon (DE)
Total Eligible Costs (€) Hereon Eligible Costs (€) EC Funding for Hereon (€)
Contact Person at Hereon Dr. Jochen Horstmann, KOR, Institute of Coastal Research, Phone: +49-4152-87 1530, (initial contact: Dr. Friedwart Ziemer, Institute of Coastal Research)
E-mail contact
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Amt für ländliche Räume Husum (DE), Argoss BV (NL), BMT Maritime Consultants Sp.Z.o.o. (PL), Carsten Brockmann Consult (DE), Institute of Meteorology and Water Management, Warszawa (PL), Ministry of the Flemish Community, Brussels (BE), Ministry of Transport Public Works and Water Management (NL), University of Dundee (UK)

(completed January 2005)

Last Update: 18. May 2021