9, February 2018

ESA Open Invitation to Tender AO9223
Open Date: 02/02/2018
Closing Date: 16/03/2018 13:00:00

Status: ISSUED
Reference Nr.: 18.18I.01
Prog. Ref.: EOEP-4 EO Prep. Acti
Budget Ref.: E/0092-E4 – EOEP-4 EO Prep. Acti
Tender Type: C
Price Range: 200-500 KEURO
Products: Satellites & Probes / Other / Satellites & Probes / Payloads / Instruments / RF and microwave Instruments / Other (Scatterometers,..) / Satellites & Probes / System Engineering Software / System Modelling & Simulation / Other
Techology Domains: Others / System Design & Verification / System Analysis and Design / Design and Simulation
Establishment: ESTEC
Directorate: Directorate of EO Programmes
Division: Future Missions & Instrument Division
Contract Officer: Ipsilanti, Anna
Industrial Policy Measure: N/A – Not apply
Last Update Date: 02/02/2018
Update Reason: Tender issue

SKIM is one of the two candidate concepts for the 9th Earth Explorer (EE-9) mission. It is based on a Doppler radar technique, and provides direct measurements of ocean surface current vectors and directional wave spectra over a wide-swath. The aim of the missionis to improve our understanding of vertical and horizontal oceansurface dynamics and air-sea interaction over the global ocean andinland seas at high spatial resolution. Because the ocean surface is the interface between ocean, the atmosphere and land, ocean surface currents and waves play a fundamental role transporting energy, mass, heat, momentum and water between Earth System componentsvia the hydrological and bio-geo-chemical cycles.The procurement in subject includes the End to End Performance Simulator. Subjectto reception of good quality proposals, it is intended to place a single contract.The procurement will be open to all economic operators belonging to the ESA Member and Associated States and Canada, participating in EOEP Programme; to date: Austria, Belgium, theCzech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Luxemburg, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and United Kingdom and Canada

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