SubCoast is a a collaborative project under THEME FP7-SPACE-2009-1 of the Seventh Framework Programme of the European Commission. SubCoast aims at developing a GMES-downstream service for assessing and monitoring subsidence hazards in coastal lowland areas around Europe. SubCoast develops GMES-downstream services based on satellite data, in-situ measurements and geoscientific models. SubCoast builds upon ESA’s GMES Service Element Terrafirma which provides a ground motion hazard information service.


SubCoast has been structured around the following topics:

  • Deriving indicators of environmental and economic impact made by subsidence by making use of state-of-the-art scenario and impact models.
  • Developing a coordinated data provision service for necessary terrestrial and satellite data, and input data streams from GMES Core Services and GMES Service Element Terrafirma and functioning as a portal for SubCoast-services.
  • Testing the SubCoast-concept through dedicated pilot services making our approach viable and supportive.
  • Demonstrate via a user federation, which holds the most directly involved regional, national and European stakeholders, how the SubCoast-products will be integrated into current user practices and their working environment.

GMES-service for monitoring and forecasting subsidence hazards in costal areas around Europe

  • Nederlandse Organisatie Voor Toegepast Natuurwetenschappelijk Onderzoek – TNO
  • Britisch Geological Survey Natural Evironment Research Council
  • Fugro NPA ltd.
  • Hansje Brinker
  • Tele-Rilevamento Europa
  • Delft University of Technology
  • The Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland
  • Panstwowy Instytut Geologiczny
  • Lietuvos Geologyos Tarnyba
  • Consorci Institut de Geomatica
  • Deltares
  • Alma Mater studiorum – Univerisate di Bologna

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