Coastal soil sealing


  • Binary map of the waterproofed areas, obtained by first automatic processing of satellite and ancillary data, followed by subsequent refinement by photointerpretation

Operating scenarios

  • Base knowledge
  • Post event
  • Ordinary Monitoring
  • Extraordinary Monitoring

Technical Specification

Spatial resolution10 m
Coverage areaMax AoI extension: 250km
Geographic accuracyCircular Error 90%: <=0.5 pixel (half of the spatial resolution)
Information Age1 year
Measurement uncertainty10%
Measurement / projection unitProjection: UTM-WGS84
Input EO data– Middle-res optical data: Sentinel-2, SPOT 6/7
– Middle-res supporting SAR data: Sentinel-1
Input data usedThe following input data are to be considered optional, but if available they will be used for the creation of the map to increase its accuracy and reduce the need for manual corrections:
– Coastline map
– Land cover / land use
– High Resolution Layers (from Copernicus Land Monitoring Services)
Data used for validationGround truth or cartography supplied by the users
FormatGIS file: shapefile
Metadata: standard ISO 19115, and compliant with INSPIRE 2007/2/CE and with Italian regulation “D.Lgs. n. 32 del 27/01/2010”
Refresh rate1 year


Coastal land use map in the Gulf of Naples, obtained using Sentinel-2 data