19, October 2018

ESA Open Invitation to Tender AO9584
Open Date: 15/10/2018
Closing Date: 27/11/2018 13:00:00

Status: ISSUED
Reference Nr.: 18.155.23
Prog. Ref.: EO-Science for Socie
Budget Ref.: E/E105-E5 – EO-Science for Socie
Tender Type: C
Price Range: 200-500 KEURO
Products: Non Space Procurement/Services
Techology Domains: Others
Establishment: ESTEC
Directorate: Directorate of EO Programmes
Department: Science, Applications & Climate Dep.
Division: Earth and Mission Sciences Division
Contract Officer: Ipsilanti, Anna
Industrial Policy Measure: N/A – Not apply
Last Update Date: 15/10/2018
Update Reason: Tender issue

Biomass is an essential climate variable for which satellite remote sensing holds large potential to provide wall-to-wall global observations. Key in the observational capabilities of satellite data are high quality reference data, which are used for algorithm development and validation. Especially in the tropics such data is not available with sufficient quality and extend. This was recentlyalso recognized by the Global Climate Observing System and a specific action was put forward in the GCOS Implementation Plan to develop a set of validation sites covering the major forest types, especially in the tropics, at which high-quality biomass estimations can be made, using standard protocols developed from ground measurements or airborne lidar techniques. It is the aim of this activity to (1) set up such validation sites and (2) to test and demonstrate disruptive forest mensuration technology such as terrestrialand UAV lidar for estimating above ground biomass and forest height.

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