• Foreshore Assessment using Space Technology
    Foreshore Assessment using Space Technology

    Funded by the EU's 7th Framework Programme to support cost-effective, nature-based shoreline protection using Copernicus.

    Image: FAST project

  • Copernicus
    Copernicus

    Europes flagship Earth Observation programme is an EU-led initiative in partnership with the European Space Agency (ESA).

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  • The Sentinel Family
    The Sentinel Family

    ESA's Sentinel satellites are specifically designed for the operational needs of the Copernicus programme. 

    Image: ESA/ATG medialab

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  • Coastal Protection
    Coastal Protection

    In a future that includes sea level rise and increasing coastal populations, shoreline defence is going to become increasingly expensive. 

    Photo: peter lloyd via Wikimedia Commons

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  • Natural Coastal Ecosystems
    Natural Coastal Ecosystems

    Vegetated coastal ecosystems attenuate waves and stabilise sediments, providing cost-effective protection against flooding and erosion. 

    Photo: Iris Moeller via Flickr

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  • Scientific Investigation
    Scientific Investigation

    FAST will conduct detailed field studies to link biophysical parameters of coastal vegetation to wave attenuation, and validate the remote sensing of these using the Sentinel satellites. 

    Photo: Iris Moeller via Flickr

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  • Getting the Message Across
    Getting the Message Across

    The FAST team is actively engaging in out reach and dissemination activities. Contact us if you would like to learn more.

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  • Down-stream services
    Down-stream services

    “FAST aims to offer tailor made services that will help end-users to include nature-based solutions into coastal protection schemes” Mindert de Vries, Project Leader. 

    Creator: EDEA, UCA via Flickr

Foreshore Assessment using Space Technology (FAST, 2014 - 2018) is a project funded by the European Union's (EU) Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement number 607131.

FAST is developing down-stream services for the European Earth Observation Programme Copernicus to support cost-effective, nature-based shoreline protection against flooding and erosion.

Demonstration services are planned for 2017, if you are as excited as us about the FAST project and would like to hear more about the smart service that will allow you to easily include ecosystem engineering concepts into coastal protection follow us @FP7FAST or on facebook

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