The PEARL system is a tailor-made platform based on a modular structure which provides an Environmental Management System for Port Authorities that allows the incorporation of future data sources (new in-situ sensors, future space missions, etc) as they become available. The EO data are used to monitor physical parameters related to the Port environment, such as sea surface winds, coastal swell fields, oil spills, currents, ship traffic, sea surface temperature, and can be integrated to complement in-situ sensors in the same port area. The selection of the EO data was made taking into account the end-users’ environmental needs and the EO data limitations.
Each port gave access to their in-situ sensors to provide data for integration with EO information. The selected in-situ sensors measured: air and water quality, turbidity, sediment quality currents, wave speed and direction.The paper gives an overview on the system architecture, data selection and on the results of the PEARL platform validation. The platform is ready to use and was validated in three European ports: the ports of Barcelona, Southampton and Tallinn.
Sedo, P., Diaz, R., Gracia, V., Romero, L., Piolle, J.F., Kerbaol, V., Michail, A., Pittam, N., Kitson & Stelmaszczuk, M. (2009). PEARL – Environmental Management System for Port Authorities. Archive of Photogrammetry, Cartography and Remote Sensing, 20, 387 – 396. ISBN 978-83-61-576-10-5.
Full paper (in Polish).