Universitet Politecnica de Valencia (UPV), Spain

Universitet Politecnica de Valencia (UPV), Spain

UPV is a Science and Technology University and one of the leading universities in Spain. It is dedicated to excellence in competitive research, consulting and service delivery, and is a national leader in patent exploitation.

The Geo-Environmental Cartography and Remote Sensing Group (CGAT, www.cgat.webs.upv.es) is mainly focused on the development of methods based on satellite imagery and LiDAR data, processing and analysis to characterize territory at different scales. The group specialises in coastal dynamics, analysing shoreline changes using different types of imagery, and three-dimensional topographic changes.


UPV contributes to WP3 in evaluating different algorithmic solutions for defining the shoreline position from satellite imagery before, during, and after the storm events. UPV provides shoreline mapping using optical imagery (Sentinel-2, Landsat 5, 7 and 8), towards developing an automatic method for shoreline extraction.

Team Leader

Prof. Josep E. Pardo-Pascual is Professor in Cartographic Engineering, Geodesy and Photogrammetry, and head of CGAT. His expertise includes environmental dynamics, environmental characterization using cartographic techniques, geomorphology, LiDAR data management, environmental application of Digital Terrain Models, littoral processes and human action.