18, January 2019

ESA Open Invitation to Tender AO9550
Open Date: 17/01/2019
Closing Date: 07/03/2019 13:00:00

Status: ISSUED
Reference Nr.: 17.155.06
Prog. Ref.: EWatch – Climate CH.
Budget Ref.: E/0073-01 – EWatch – Climate CH.
Tender Type: C
Price Range: > 500 KEURO
Products: Satellites & Probes / Other
Techology Domains: Others
Establishment: ESRIN
Directorate: Directorate of EO Programmes
Department: Science, Applications & Climate Dep.
Contract Officer: Boisard, Nathalie
Industrial Policy Measure: N/A – Not apply
Last Update Date: 17/01/2019
Update Reason: Tender issue

The ESA Earthwatch programme element “Global Monitoring of Essential Climate Variables” (GMECV) also known internationally as the ESA Climate Change Initiative (CCI), responds directly to the UNFCCC/GCOS requirements, within the internationally coordinated context of GEO/CEOS. Its objective is to realize the full potential of the long-term global Earth Observation archives that ESA together with its Member states have established over the last thirty years, as a significant and timely contribution to the Essential Climate Variable databases required by United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The programme element ensures that full capital is derived from on-going and planned ESA missions for climate purposes and relevant ESA managed archives of Third-Party Mission data. Its essential feature is to implement a coherent and continuous suite of actions that encompasses all steps necessary for the systematic generation of relevant Essential Climate Variables (ECVs), and ensures their regular updating on timescalescorresponding to the increasingly urgent needs of the international climate change community. This Intended Invitation to Tender (IITT) concerns CCI-related Knowledge Exchange activities, aiming to provide Free, Open and Easy access to all ECV data products viauser community protocols, and integrated with standard climate user community databases (e.g. Earth System Grid Federation). This will also be supported by the continued development and maintenance of software tools for scientific analysis of the ECV products, as well as visualisation tools for raising public awareness of the value of satellites for climate monitoring.The use of CCI ECV products in education will be promoted, via the production and dissemination of educational material based on the CCI results, and the integration of CCI material into online tutorials (MOOCs), advanced training workshops and summer schools.

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