You are here: Home Research Projects Closed Projects SWOS


Satellite-based Wetland Observation Service (SWOS) Horizon 2020 Project



  • Project PI

RSRGDr. Frank Thonfeld

  • Project aim


To develop a wetland observation and information service based on satellite data combined with other data sources to address the needs of users and stakeholders on different levels from local to global, and addressing the needs of European and global policy frameworks and conventions like the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands.

The ZFL is responsible for the land use and land cover change and land surface temperature components of the project as well as coordinating the satellite data acquisition and the integration of the service into the Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS).

  • Project Website

  • Run time

June 2015 to June 2018

  • Study areas

Europe, Africa, Asia, Global

  • Staff

Dr. Frank Thonfeld (PI)

Adrian Strauch

Javier Muro

  • Project Partners / Consortium

Jena-Optronik GmbH (Germany),  TerraSphere Imaging & GIS b.v. (Netherlands), Remote Sensing Solutions GmbH (Germany), Brockmann Geomatics Sweden AB (Sweden), Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena (Germany), University of Malaga - European Topic Centre on Spatial Information and Analysis (Spain), Mouseio Goulandri Fysikis Istorias /Greek Biotope Wetland Centre (Greece), Foundation Tour du Valat (France), Unité Technique du SEMIDE (France), Wetlands International (Netherlands), IUCN European Union Representative Office (Belgium), University of Bonn (Germany).

SWOS Consortium

  • Funding agency

UNThis project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 642088.

Document Actions