ESA Open Invitation To Tender AO8575
Open Date: 01/04/2016
Closing Date: 13/05/2016 13:00:00
Reference Nr.: 15.155.21
Prog. Ref.: EOEP-4 Sup.Scien.Ele
Budget Ref.: E/0094-E4 – EOEP-4 Sup.Scien.Ele
Special Prov.: BE+DK+FR+DE+IT+NL+ES+SE+CH+GB+IE+AT+NO+FI+PT+LU+CZ+CA+PL+RO
Tender Type: C
Price Range: 200-500 KEURO
Products: Ground Segment / User Operations / Instrument management, Data analysis, PI equipment, etc.
Techology Domains: Mission Operation and Ground Data Systems / Advanced System Concepts
Directorate: Directorate of EO Programmes
Department: Science, Appl & Future Technologies Dept
Division: Mission Science Division
Contract Officer: Tchoualack, Cendrine
Industrial Policy Measure: N/A – Not apply
Last Update Date: 01/04/2016
Update Reason: Tender issue
SMOS Sea Surface Salinity (SSS) is not yet widely used by the ocean modeling community. In part this is due to the technical challenges of assimilating satellite SSS and assessing the impact of the assimilation using objective tools and reporting. The Global Ocean Data Assimilation Experiment (GODAE) Ocean View Science Team (GOV-ST) group Observing System Evaluation Task Team (OSEVal-TT, see https://www.godae-oceanview.org/science/task-teams/observing-system-evaluation-tt-oseval-tt/) was convened by GOV-ST to evaluate the impact of different measurement systems by running specific observing system experiments and producing an Observation Impact Statement Report. This allows GOV-ST to formulate specific requirements for ocean observations on the basis of improved understanding of data utility. This activity is focused on the design, implementation and reporting of an Observing System Evaluation of satellite SSS during the strong El Nino 2015/16 event. Strong SSS signals are present in SMOS data prior and during to the El Nino event. In addition to SMOS, full use of the NASA SMAP mission data will be encouraged. The output will be a GOV-ST Observation Impact Statement Report focused on satellite SSS, journal publications and a workshop dedicated to the findings and approach taken by the study team.
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