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Urban Monitoring in Support of Sustainable Cities

Marconcini, Mattia and Metz, Annekatrin and Zeidler, Julian and Esch, Thomas (2015) Urban Monitoring in Support of Sustainable Cities. 2015 Joint Urban Remote Sensing Event (JURSE), 30 Mar - 01 Apr 2015, Lausanne, Switzerland. DOI: 10.1109/JURSE.2015.7120493

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Official URL: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=&arnumber=7120493&isnumber=7120346

Abstract

Nowadays, there is a clear evidence that climate change poses serious challenges to urban areas and their growing population, e.g. increasing occurrence of heat waves, drought, heavy precipitation, cyclones and extreme high sea level events. These changes will affect physical infrastructure, water supply, energy provision, transport and industrial production, hence resulting in a variety of ripple effects across different sectors of the city life. In this context, Earth observation (EO) has proven to be an effective tool for supporting decision makers in facing climate change; nevertheless, gaps still exist between the current state-of-the-art and the users' requirements. The FP7 DECUMANUS project aims at bridging this gap also by a direct strong engagement of city users. In particular, DECUMANUS has a principal objective to develop and consolidate a set of sustainable services that allows city managers to incorporate EO-based geo-spatial products and geo-information services in their climate and environmental change strategies to support the sustainable management of the cities in Europe. In this paper, we present three advanced products generated in the framework of the DECUMANUS land monitoring services, namely spatiotemporal urbanization mapping, imperviousness estimation and settlement patterns analysis. In particular, all of them have been generated according with the requirements of the project users' community and will allow supporting their environmental change adaptation strategies at the district level.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/99955/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Urban Monitoring in Support of Sustainable Cities
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Marconcini, MattiaMattia.Marconcini (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Metz, AnnekatrinAnnekatrin.Metz (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Zeidler, Julianjulian.zeidler (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Esch, ThomasThomas.Esch (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Date:2015
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
DOI :10.1109/JURSE.2015.7120493
Page Range:pp. 1-4
Status:Published
Keywords:geographic information systems;land use;DECUMANUS land monitoring;EO-based geo-spatial products;Earth observation;Europe;FP7 DECUMANUS project;city life;climate change;energy provision;environmental change strategies;geo-information services;industrial production;physical infrastructure;ripple effects;spatiotemporal urbanization mapping;sustainable city support;urban monitoring;water supply;Cities and towns;Context;Earth;Meteorology;Remote sensing;Satellites;Urban areas
Event Title:2015 Joint Urban Remote Sensing Event (JURSE)
Event Location:Lausanne, Switzerland
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:30 Mar - 01 Apr 2015
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Earth Observation
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R EO - Erdbeobachtung
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Vorhaben Fernerkundung der Landoberfläche (old)
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:German Remote Sensing Data Center > Land Surface
Deposited By: Marconcini, Mattia
Deposited On:03 Dec 2015 14:29
Last Modified:10 May 2016 23:35

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