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GOCE activities in Germany

Dr Jakob Flury(1)and Prof. Reiner Rummel(1)

(1) Technical University Munich, Arcisstrrasse 21, 80333 München, Germany


The poster gives an overview over the GOCE related activities in Germany on the various levels of data processing. German enterprises play an important role in the GOCE platform construction. German scientists are involved in the development of the GOCE Calibration and Monitoring Facility (CMF) and Payload Data Segment (PDS). Several German institutions are members of the European GOCE Gravity Consortium (EGG-C) for level 2 data generation. The GOCE gravity field analysis is supported by research projects in the frame of the national geo-scientific programme Geotechnologien, which is running for 2 years now. For applications of the GOCE gravity field in oceanography, solid Earth geophysics, and glaciology (level 3 products), at the moment there is a concentrated effort to realize a priority research programme funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft. The German activities are coordinated by the GOCE Project Bureau Germany in Munich, which organized in November 2003 a GOCE-CryoSat-Workshop (second German GOCE workshop) at EADS-Astrium in Friedrichshafen, together with the CryoSat user community.


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Workshop poster

Keywords: ESA European Space Agency - Agence spatiale europeenne, observation de la terre, earth observation, satellite remote sensing, teledetection, geophysique, altimetrie, radar, chimique atmospherique, geophysics, altimetry, radar, atmospheric chemistry