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Shorelines dataset. Deliverable 3.2 - Algorithms for satellite derived shoreline mapping and shorelines dataset, ECFAS project (GA 101004211),

  • 1. Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV)
  • 2. Consorzio Futuro in Ricerca (CFR)
  • 3. University of Cadiz (UCA)


The European Copernicus Coastal Flood Awareness System (ECFAS) project will contribute to the evolution of the Copernicus Emergency Management Service ( by demonstrating the technical and operational feasibility of a European Coastal Flood Awareness System. Specifically, ECFAS will provide a much-needed solution to bolster coastal resilience to climate risk and reduce population and infrastructure exposure by monitoring and supporting disaster preparedness, two factors that are fundamental to damage prevention and recovery if a storm hits.

The ECFAS Proof-of-Concept development will run from January 2021-December 2022. The ECFAS project is a collaboration between Scuola Universitaria Superiore IUSS di Pavia (Italy, ECFAS Coordinator), Mercator Ocean International (France), Planetek Hellas (Greece), Collecte Localisation Satellites (France), Consorzio Futuro in Ricerca (Italy), Universitat Politecnica de Valencia (Spain), University of the Aegean (Greece), and EurOcean (Portugal), and is funded by the European Commission H2020 Framework Programme within the call LC-SPACE-18-EO-2020 - Copernicus evolution: research activities in support of the evolution of the Copernicus services.

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 programme

The deliverables will have restricted access at least until the end of ECFAS

Description of the containing files inside the Dataset.

The deliverable includes two different files: the dataset of shorelines and the accompayining report.

The report describes the structure of the dataset of shorelines produced in Task 3.2 - Shoreline mapping validation and calibration and described in Deliverable 3.2 - Algorithms for satellite derived shoreline mapping and shorelines dataset (DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.5807711).

The dataset is composed of three folders.

  1. The first folder (“SDS_vs_VHR_shoreline”) contains the SDSs extracted at each test site by the different algorithms tested in ECFAS (SHOREX, Cabezas-Rabadán et al., 2021; Sánchez-García et al., 2020; CoastSat, Vos et al., 2019a,b and SAET, Palomar-Vázquez et al., 2021; Pardo-Pascual et al., 2021) to assess their performance through the comparison with shorelines photo-interpreted on coincident VHR satellite images. The SDSs obtained at all the test sites using SAET and CoastSAT are included, as well the SDSs obtained using SHOREX at the Spanish test sites. The photo-interpreted shorelines are also provided. For all the test sites it is provided the line separating the istantaneuos shoreline (water/land boundary), obtained by photo-interpretation. For the sites in the Netherlands, also the wet/dry line is provided.
  2. The second folder (“SDS_vs_video-monitored_shorelines”) presents for each of the three test sites the SDSs obtained using the different algorithms and video-derived shorelines. The SDSs at the beaches of la Victoria and Cala Millor were obtained using SAET, SHOREX and CoastSAT. In the case of Gerakas Beach, the shorelines were obtained using SAET and CoastSAT.
  3. The third folder (“SDS_SAET_Storm_cases”) includes eight examples in different European coasts in which the SDSs before and after a storm have been obtained.


ECFAS partners provide the data "as is" and "as available" without warranty of any kind. The ECFAS partners shall not be held liable resulting from the use of the information and data provided.

This project has received funding from the Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 101004211



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