EOatSEE Scientific Requirements

September 21, 2022
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In order to maximize the ability to gather user requirements for the solutions that are being developed in EOatSEE, four different strategies are being employed:

  • Literature and scientific review, to identified requirements from the knowledge gaps associated with ESL events.

  • Promotion of a Scientific Requirement Workshop to engage with the scientific community related to ESL events and gather their needs ands suggestions for research in EOatSEE.

  • Compilation of requirements identified in discussions among the different partners from the project.

  • Promotion of local use case workshops to gather user requirements from the local stakeholders engaged in each of EOatSEE demonstration exercises. While these were not included in the project’s original scope, they shall be promoted in parallel with the development phase and shall be included in a reviewed version of this report.

The Scientific Requirements Workshop was held online on September 21st 2022.

Active discussions on science cases, use cases and advanced science tools were promoted on 4 major challenges, within 3 topics:


  • Challenge #1 – Evaluate the added value of EO products on the predictability of Extreme Sea level (ESL) drivers and non-linear interactions

Risk and vulnerability assessment

  • Challenge #2Tipping points of coastal systems

Process understanding

  • Challenge #3The nearshore morphology and dynamic response to extreme sea level
  • Challenge #4The cascade effect of extreme sea level events on long-term coastal evolution

Scientific requirements collected at the workshop were compiled, identified, described, evaluated for their feasibility, and prioritized. Requirements with priority levels 1 and 2 are to be addressed within EOatSEE science study cases, while those identified by priority level 3 are to be considered in the phase when science results are to be transferred into solutions for society. Finally, those with priority levels 4 and 5 are to be included in the Scientific Roadmap to be elaborated in a later stage in the project.

A summary of the identified user requirements gathered so far after their analysis, in order of priority, is presented in this table.

We are also asking all interested citizens to contribute and help us maximize the ability to gather user requirements for the solutions being developed in EOatSEE by submitting suggestions or additional needs and requirements for our research in EOatSEE.  


Give your contribution here!