• On December the 5th and 6th, 2017 the EO4EP team conducted Capacity Building workshops for Polish stakeholders.

  • From the 30th of October to the 1st of November the EO4EP team gathered together the key stakeholders for training at the World Bank Office premises in Yerevan.

  • On October the 26th and 27th, 2017 the EO4EP team conducted capacity building workshops at thepremises of the National Wine Agency in Tbilisi.

  • User requirements consolidation takes place in Georgia on July 4-5, 2017.

  • After several fruitful meetings with the stakeholders from Armenia, Georgia and Poland, EO4EP team has initiated cooperation with another partner country.


EO4EP – Earth Observation for Eastern Partnership is an ESA initiative which aims to achieve a step increase in the uptake of satellite-based environmental information in the development programs implemented by the World Bank and the European Investment Bank in the Eastern European Region, in particular in order to support the technical collaboration and knowledge exchange among Eastern Partnership countries.

The activities are implemented in the 2016–2018 timeframe, with Phase I (2016-2017) dedicated to the stakeholders’ engagement and requirements consolidation, and the Phase II (2017–2018) focusing on EO information production, delivery and capacity building to ensure that the information brings operational benefits to the users.

The project goals will be achieved by building a strong cooperation with institutions responsible for land/water management and agriculture development in each of the countries participating in the project.


The objective of the project is to enhance the provision of the specialized remote sensing information services, analytic tools and geospatial information systems and to leverage new data sources such as Sentinel satellites to support planning, implementation, and monitoring of development projects as well as to provide remote sensing capacity building in three thematic areas:

  • Agriculture
  • Land Management
  • Water Resources Management

The project also aims to develop a portfolio of demonstration services which involve crop cultivation mapping and monitoring, assessment of water availability for crops, benchmarking against long-term data, delineation of areas currently undergoing water stress, predicting yields, providing information on land use as well as flood monitoring.



The Service Portfolio provides the list of the state-of-the-art EO-based information services developed under the project along with their technical specifications and the application areas.

  • Biomass

    Up-to-date seasonal information on the relative changes of biomass (or vegetation oriented spectral indices) in the floodplain using multitemporal map product based on Sentinel-2 data for hydrological modelling for flood protection purposes.

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  • Elevation data production

    Digital Terrain Models (DTMs) and Digital Surface Models (DSMs) are suitable for pre-crisis modelling aiming at delimitation of area at certain risk of flooding. DTMs and DSMs are elaborated with use of automated methods on the base of satellite EO data. DEMs are basic information for any kind of hydrological modelling and it is crucial for them to be complete, detailed and up to date.

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  • Environmental analysis support

    This service aims at provision of current information on forests coverage, pastures and grassland as a reference for dynamic phenomena monitoring, provision of data on landscape types and landscape indices, provision of scenarios of updating of land cover map corresponding with the needs of climate change analysis and climate change mitigation analysis.

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  • Flood monitoring

    Flood inundation extent maps are derived either by flood modelling or by analysis of EO data. Flood evolution and probability map could be derived from dense time series of satellite imagery. Archive satellite imagery could be used to describe historic flood events.

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  • Land cover mapping

    Information on land use and land cover, including hydrographical information and elements of topography build a resource of spatial information widely applicable in crisis management and flood protection practice.

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  • River ice monitoring

    River ice causes floods through the blockage of water flow in river bed. In addition, icing affects the transportation function of the river. Observation of river ice is part of water management and presently is conducted in irregular network of in-situ ice measurement. Ground-based monitoring of river ice is rather expensive and restricted to a few rivers. River ice monitoring service will support in-situ measurements in a complementary way using public and free of charge data from Sentinel-1 satellite.

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  • Satellite monitoring of agricultural productivity

    Satellite imagery represents a valuable source of information about agricultural processes. Earth observation facilitates mapping of spatial distribution of crops, monitoring of plants development and early identification of anomalies.

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Where we work?

Pilot countries include Armenia, Georgia, Moldova and Poland.


Project Consortium

The project is developed and implemented by a consortium of specialist service providers in the European Observation sector. The consortium combines EO technical capabilities and wide experience in developing geospatial products and services. The list of consortium participants contains:
Space Research Centre, Polish Academy of Sciences (lead), GEOSYSTEMS Polska Sp. z o.o., ASTRI Polska Sp. z o.o., GeoPulse Sp. z o.o., GISAT s.r.o., Polish Center for International Aid.

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