ESA Feasibility Study: Space for Urban Green

The objective of the Urban Green View project is to perform a feasibility study of the technical and commercial viability of earth observation (EO) based services to support the development of sustainable services for the integration of green spaces in a sustainable urban context and, in this way, to improve the response to present and future hazards related to climate change. The target user community and market include entities with an intrinsic motivation for protecting urban areas from climate hazards and reducing stress to urban society, such as city administrations (e.g. planning agencies), gardening and landscaping, forestry, and environmental agencies.

EO-based services to be analysed in the project:

  • Monitoring/detection of changes in vegetation (monitoring of urban greenery and its dynamics) 
  • Estimation of corridors of cold air that could be used for city administration and/or building constructors planning
  • Monitoring of heat zones

Data sources:

  • Satellite data, such as Copernicus Sentinels; other non-commercial satellite missions (e.g., Landsat); commercial satellite data, as well as upcoming satellite mission MTG or EnMAP.

Urban Green View feasibility study successfully completed

Performed feasibility study confirmed technical feasibility and commercial viability of Earth Observation (EO) data services for the integration of green spaces and monitoring of heat zones in a sustainable urban context. Starting from the confirmed technical feasibility and based on the stakeholder inputs, three services have been prioritised as technically feasible / economically viable: Urban Heat Services, Urban Vegetation Services, and Urban Dynamics Analysis.

Project Consortium:

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OHB Digital Services

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OHB Digital Connect

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University of Trier


Urban Green View is being carried out under a programme funded by the European Space Agency.

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