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Hydrographic monitoring - Neva Bight


Project timeline
October 2000
24 months
September 2002
General Information
The overall objective of HYMNE is to provide to the environmental administration of St. Petersburg a low cost tool, which is well enough validated to monitor and to predict key parameters for the description of the environmental situation in the Neva Bight. To incorporate the monitoring of the external impact to the entire Gulf of Finland, the project will optimise the use of products operationally provided by satellite-borne optical and infra red observation techniques. The usefulness of the all weather satellite SAR detection of the river plume and ice fields along the Golf will be studied. The project will adapt a microwave radar as a tool for the ground-based observation of the water exchange through the gates of the storm protection dykes of the Bight. The data to be attained during the phase of experimental monitoring will provide the basis to calibrate and validate this system for the extraction of sea surface currents.
EU-Programme Acronym and Subprogramme AreaFP5-INCO2-COPERNICUS; Environment and industry: Problems of selected regions and sectors (1.2.1.-1.2)
Project TypeRTD
Contract NumberICA2-CT-2000-10034
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)
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Independent Consulting & Investigation Centre (RU), Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute (RU), Carsten Brockmann Consult (DE), Finnish Institute of Marine Research FIMR (FI), Russian State Hydrometeorlogical University (RU), Saint Petersburg Electromechanical University (RU), University of Dundee (UK)

(completed September 2002)

Last Update: 18. May 2021