Water resources management in the Mediterranean ISLAnds using satellite data (ISLA), 1998, EC-DG XII



Time Frame:

01/1998 - 06/1999


Development of a water resources management system with integration of satellite (Landsat, SPOT & ERS-1) and auxiliary data and application of hydrogeological modelling in GIS environment for the Mediterranean islands.
Land use / land cover mapping using multi-temporal satellite data and estimation of the actual irrigation needs of the agricultural land at basin level. Integration of drilling data, surface runoff, precipitation, geological data, terrain model, vegetation index, rainfall and evapotranspiration estimates (METEOSAT data and data of ground meteorological stations), active rainfall estimates and estimate of the equivalent volume of snow melting water (RADAR data). Detection of submarine freshwater springs.

Pilot areas: Crete and Majorca islands.



  • User Requirements Analysis
  • Digital processing of satellite data and aerial photos
  • Design, development & maintenance of procedures (processing algorithms, workflows, validation of results, environment of satellite images processing)
  • Design, development, maintenance and implementation of GIS - RDBMS systems
  • Design and development of Demonstration Applications
  • Users' Training