A set of coastal Research Applications (RAs) will be implemented within the Co-ReSyF platform.
These core RAs will use platform tools & functionalities to deploy advanced algorithms and methodologies, and will be available open source. Any user, of any level of expertise, will be able to access the Co-ReSyF RAs and easily deploy them in their chosen Area Of Interest (AOI). This means that even users without a background in Earth Observation (EO) will be able to use the Co-ReSyF platform to (i) access EO data, (ii) deploy an existing RA, and (iii) retrieve (and optionally share) the outputs. In addition, batch processing will be done quicker, enabling Near-Real Time (NRT) analysis and Big Data analysis, and without the need for sophisticated computing infrastructure from the user’s side, except internet access.
These RAs are:
- Bathymetry Determination from SAR Images
- Determination of bathymetry, benthic habitat classification and water quality from optical sensors
- Vessel and oil spill detection
- Time-series processing for hyper-temporal optical data analysis
- Ocean coastal altimetry
The module concept:
A module within the Co-ReSyF platform is a complete processing step, that can be used independently for data (pre-)processing (e.g. land masking, georeferencing, etc.), or combined with other modules to create processing chains required for the deployment of research applications. So, modules can be combined to suit users’ applications requirements. On one hand, inexperienced users can use the modules as they are, to build processing chains without the need to understand the underlying process/algorithm of the module. On the other hand, advanced users will be able to use the Co-ReSyF functionalities to develop their own modules, or configure copies of existing ones. The original module, managed on the platform as a template, will remain unchanged for future use.