The objectives of WP1 Management” are: (i) Manage the project, ensuring that all objectives are achieved and all deliverables are issued according to schedule and within budget; (ii) Facilitate effective interactions within the partners, between the project team and the service user(s), and between the team and the EU Offices; (iii) Protect and exploit the IPR arising from the project.
The objectives of WP2 User domain integration are: (i) Design and develop an efficient interface between the user domain, the existing European level core services, and the individual downstream service modules. The interface will exploit national resources and specific expertise; (ii) Assess the performance of the developed interface, including feedbacks.
The objectives of WP3 Value added research and technology development are: (i) Develop innovative research aimed at improving the existing capability of using EO data and technology to detect, map, monitor and forecast ground deformations; (ii) Develop innovative research activities for an effective exploitation and integration of EO, airborne and ground-based remote sensing data; (iii) Establish a general framework for the adoption of a multi-risk approach to forecast and manage natural and human induced hazards, with emphasis on those producing ground deformations.
The objectives of WP4 Earth Observation data processing and management are: (i) Adapt existing Earth Observation methodologies to meet the requirements listed in the User and service requirements report; (ii) Carry out the EO element of the proposed service (both optical and SAR data analysis), and deliver derived products to the national focal points (NFPs) to enable the activities defined in WP5; (iii) Report shortcomings in the operation of the EO processing systems.
The objectives of WP5 Assessment maps delivery and design of risk scenarios are: (i) Generate and deliver relevant maps and timely information for managing the pre-event, event and post-event phases of ground deformations, primarily mass movement and land subsidence.
The objectives of WP6 Products validation are: (i) Compare and validate the processed EO data from WP4 against ground truth, to evaluate the accuracy of the estimates; (ii) Compare and validate the assessment maps from WP5 with existing geo-information: conditioning factors, geo-hazards maps, etc.; (iii) Evaluate and demonstrate the interface system (WP2 product) for geo-hazards assessment.
The objectives of WP7 Service sustainability assessment include: (i) Design an appropriate business model for the long-term self-sustainability of the DORIS service, in order to achieve a service that is economically viable, which can be delivered in a repeatable manner, and benefits to a wide range of stakeholders; (ii) Perform a cost benefit analysis and build an economic model for DORIS; (iii) Identify market development activities necessary to bring the DORIS service from a blue print test service to a fully functional, operational and sustainable service; (iv) Ensure effective dissemination of any relevant information generated by the project.
The objectives of WP8 Dissemination and training are: (i) Ensure wide and efficient dissemination of the project results; (ii) Promote the project to the scientific and industry communities; (iii) Training selected end-users in the integration and promotion of DORIS results, services and products as effective tools for the different phases of ground deformation and landslide risk management.