EARSeL eProceedings Vol. 3, No. 2, 276-281, 2004

Remote sensing in the Neva Bight
Friedwart Ziemer, Carsten Brockmann, Robin A. Vaughan and Alexander Barkatov

The recently completed HYMNE project (Hydrographic Monitoring of the Neva Bight) was designed specifically to provide the scientific basis for an operational hydrographic monitoring system as a management tool for preserving the ecological and economic resources of the hydrosphere within the metropolitan region of St Petersburg and the neighbouring parts of the Baltic Sea. It was an INCO/Copernicus project involving scientists from Germany, UK, Finland, and Russia. This paper concentrates on the incorporation of an innovative component into the system, which is the ground-based radar providing data on a high resolution grid. It was one of the main thrusts of the HYMNE project to develop and test such a system. In addition, sea truth and satellite measurements were undertaken as well as an in-depth study of the environmental impact of the river discharge into the Eastern Gulf of Finland/Neva Bight region. Of particular interest was the effect of the newly constructed flood protection barrier on the circulation and mixing of the river and gulf waters.

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Submitted: 07 June 2003
Revised: 02 February 2004
Accepted: 13 April 2004

Ziemer F, C Brockmann, R A Vaughan & A Barkatov, 2004. Remote sensing in the Neva Bight. EARSeL eProceedings 3(2), 276-281


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