EOatSEE Scientific Requirements Workshop

SEPTEMBER 21, 2022 – 9:00/17:00 CEST
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Earth Observation Advanced science Tools for Sea level Extreme Events (EOatSEE) is a project funded by ESA and aims to provide an advanced reconstruction of the relevant processes included in Extreme Sea Level (ESL) events and its related coastal hazards, by taking advantage of the novel capabilities and synergies offered by the latest advances in Earth Observation (EO) technology.

While the main focus is to advance the knowledge regarding ESL events, the project includes the development of a pilot program of scientific research and knowledge transfer to early-adopters, focused on six different use cases located in key vulnerable areas. Specific applications are to be employed by these engaged end-users for knowledge-based decision making, evaluating the added value of EO-products on the high-resolution downscaling modelling tools and within historical analysis and future projections of ESL events. Moreover, a community Scientific Roadmap will be developed with the aim of transferring the outcomes of the EOatSEE into future scientific activities and indicating potential topics for additional research.

In order to develop this Scientific Roadmap, which will guide future developments on the outcomes of the project, the Scientific Requirement Workshop addressed the following issues:


  • Review of the project key Science Cases and the proposed approach to address them, welcoming the feedback and criticism of the invited experts.


  • Discussion on further scientific and observational information gaps and the potential need for the development of new services or products to address ESL events.


  • Roadmap for a long-term research and development plan to address major scientific challenges and observation gaps for a 3-to-5-year range as well as a transition from research to operational activities, including capacity building and communication.

This workshop’s goal was to take the most advantage of the expertise of renowned experts in the topic, which will drive the technical and scientific work along EOatSEE.


09:00/09:15 – Welcome remarks / EOatSEE and Scientific Workshop overview

09:15/10:00 – Science cases, Use cases and Advanced science tools: Predictability

10:00/10:45 – Science cases, Use cases and Advanced science tools: Risk and vulnerability assessment

10:45/11:00 – Coffee Break

11:00/12:30 – Science cases, Use cases and Advanced science tools: Process understanding

12:30/13:30 – Lunch break

13:30/15:00 – Interactive review of expert’s feedback

15:00/15:15 – Coffee Break

15:15/16:45 – Roadmap on the long-term research and development plan

16:45/17:00 – Way forward and closing remarks

Contact us for questions, comments or any scientific requirements you wish to share: contact@eoatsee.eu.

If you were not able to participate, you can access the workshop recording here.