The joint project SENSchiene pursues the goal of recording area characteristics, use and changes in the environment of the rail mode of transport based on freely available satellite data of the European earth observation program Copernicus and to make derivable information usable. Within the scope of the project, two concrete supervisory tasks of the Federal Railway Authority (EBA) are to be supported by means of remote sensing: First, the enforcement control and monitoring of nature conservation compensation and replacement measures that railroad infrastructure companies have to implement within the scope of the impact regulation as part of the plan approval, and second, the examination in connection with the application. As a result of the SENSchiene project, a web-based demonstrator for the automated retrieval of satellite-based information on land characteristics and probability of use for rail traffic will be created.
Until the end of 2024, the project will be worked on by a consortium consisting of the working group Geoinformation in Environmental Planning of the Technical University of Berlin, RLP AgroScience GmbH from Neustadt an der Weinstraße and the German Center for Rail Transport Research as consortium leader.
The project is funded within the framework of the "Development and Implementation Preparation of Copernicus Services for Public Use in Germany" by the German Space Agency at the German Aerospace Center with funds from the Federal Ministry of Digital Affairs and Transport.