The Italian COSMO-SkyMed constellation as a strategic asset to the CLOSEYE project

Konferenz: EUSAR 2016 - 11th European Conference on Synthetic Aperture Radar
06.06.2016 - 09.06.2016 in Hamburg, Germany

Tagungsband: EUSAR 2016

Seiten: 4Sprache: EnglischTyp: PDF

Persönliche VDE-Mitglieder erhalten auf diesen Artikel 10% Rabatt

Sacco, Patrizia; Coletta, Alessandro; Parca, Giorgia; Codispoti, Giuseppe; Matarazzi, Carolina (Italian Space Agency, Via del Politecnico s.n.c., 00133 Rome, Italy)
Quattrociocchi, Dino; Corvino, M.Michela (e-GEOS, Italy)

The European Commission has identified the enhancement of integrated border management as one of the most important areas of interest. The 7th Framework Programme for research and development has been used since 2008 to improve the performance of the European Border Surveillance System (EUROSUR) and to test technical capabilities to curtail the flow of illegal immigrants reaching European coasts. In this sense, several initiatives have been fostered, CLOSEYE being one of them. In this paper a comprehensive description of the CLOSEYE project will be provided, focusing the attention on the preliminary results obtained in this context by the exploitation of the Italian COSMO-SkyMed constellation images.