ESA Open Invitation To Tender AO8963
Open Date: 20/04/2017
Closing Date: 01/06/2017 13:00:00
Reference Nr.: 17.197.04
Prog. Ref.: General Studies
Budget Ref.: E/0600-00 – General Studies
Special Prov.: BE+DK+FR+DE+IT+NL+ES+SE+CH+GB+IE+AT+NO+FI+PT+GR+LU+CZ+RO+PL+EE+HU+CA+SI
Tender Type: C
Price Range: 200-500 KEURO
Techology Domains: Others
Directorate: Directorate of Tech, Eng. & Quality
Department: System, Software & Technology Department
Division: Future Prep. & Strategic Studies Off.
Contract Officer: Ferreol, Audrey
Industrial Policy Measure: N/A – Not apply
Last Update Date: 20/04/2017
Update Reason: Tender issue
The advance of numerical atmosphere models to increasingly higher spatial resolutions (sub-km for NWPs, few tens of meters for LES), leads to new grounds being reached for what concerns their potential synergy with spaceborne systems: 1/ in order to feed NWPs, higher resolution input data and boundary conditions are needed that have the potential to be updated on a weekly or semi-weekly basis(e.g. 3-6 days) and which could be provided by recently available spaceborne Earth Observation products and 2/ the ability to modelthe atmosphere physics with high spatio-temporal resolution will allow to provide insight into physical mechanisms such as turbulence that are critical to some spaceborne techniques.The availability of these high-resolution models coincides with the start ofthe era of the Sentinels 1,2 and 3, which are characterized by their ability to provide high spatio-temporal resolution informationover the surface boundary as well as through S1 inSAR – information on the atmospheric water vapour fields.This activity aims atinvestigating new areas of synergy between atmospheric models and data from spaceborne systems such as the use of EO surface informationto constraint high resolution NWPs and to check their output, and the use of LES for a high-resolution description of turbulence insupport of advanced coding techniques for SatCom.
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