2, April 2015

ESA Open Invitation To Tender AO8212
Open Date: 25/03/2015
Closing Date: 12/05/2015

Status: ISSUED
Reference Nr.: 15.187.01
Prog. Ref.: EOEP-4 G S Developme;GSTP Period 6 E1 PRJ
Budget Ref.: E/0098-E4 – EOEP-4 G S Developme;E/0904-611 – GSTP Period 6 E1 PRJ
Tender Type: C
Price Range: > 500 KEURO
Establishment: ESRIN
Directorate: Directorate of EO Programmes
Department: Ground Segment & Mission Operations Dep
Division: GSC Mission Mgmt & GS Development Div
Contract Officer: Bode, Silke Friederike
Last Update Date: 25/03/2015
Update Reason: Tender issue

This project shall address the evolution of technologies and standards supporting next generation of EO Online Data Access Services. Both candidate technologies and standards need to be analysed prototyped and benchmarked taking into account as much as possiblethe current evolution towards widely adopted geospatial standards. Increasing demands for earth observation data being online, i.e. accessible without delay and through standard interfaces, and evolving IT capacities, technologies and web standards call for further development of existing EO online data access services and standards. New and evolving technologies and standards and open source implementations for online EO data access services shall be tested, prototyped, benchmarked and evaluated with respect to the following five high level requirements: (1) The ability for integration in payload data ground segment systems providing back-end interfaces for: a) typical data upload scenarios such as bulk and continuous ingestion and registration as well as b) integrating with, linking to and updating of metadata catalogues. (2) The ability to integrate heterogeneous primary data originating from different sensor families (SAR, optical low/high resolution, atmospheric, hyperspectral) taking into account their specific properties. (3) The ability to integrate different data publication scenarios such as near-realtime, continuously growing time series, and spatial/temporal aggregation/mosaicking on 2D as well as multidimensional datasets. (4) The specific functionality for visualising and downloading time series on a scene-by-scene basis as well as the full series with optional spatiotemporal and domain subsets in one step using adequate world reference systems and file formats. (5) The performance of ingestion/registration and access functions with defined scenarios and original EO data sets. This evaluation shall result in a further evolution of standards and tools to servethe seamless integration of online EO data in applications. The technology and standard development shall be supported by extensive benchmarking in order to ensure that follow on implementation projects within the payload data ground segment can support the highdata rates and complex interaction scenarios with which EO users are faced. The new technologies addressed by this project will haveto be explored and studied in connection with current trend towards open source implementations of geospatial standards. C(1) = Activity restricted to non-prime contractors (incl. SMEs). For additional information please go to EMITS news (dated 05/02/2001) “Industrial Policy measures for non-primes, SMEs and R&D entities in ESA programmes”.

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