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Swarm DISC


What is Swarm DISC?

Swarm DISC
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The Swarm DISC (Swarm Data, Innovation, and Science Cluster) is an international consortium to enhance the scientific return of the Swarm satellite mission. The tasks of the Swarm DISC include processing and dissemination of Swarm Level 1b and Level 2 data products, communication activities, as well as identifying, selecting and running New Swarm Products and Services. The Swarm DISC project is funded by ESA through contract No. 4000109587/13/I-NB.

Swarm DISC tasks

Swarm DISC tasks include:

  • Maintenance, evolution and processing of Level-1b and Level-2 algorithms
  • Level-2 data product generation. This is done by the Swarm SCARF (Satellite Constellation Application and Research Facility) consortium, a subset of the Swarm DISC
  • Swarm Data Quality Monitoring and Anomaly Investigation
  • "Procurement" (i.e. identifying, selecting and running) of New Swarm Products and Services
  • Communication with the Scientists
  • Public Outreach Activities

Activity Consortium

Swarm DISC Consortium

The Swarm DISC consortium consists of the following partners:

AcronymConsortium partners
AIUBAstronomical Institute of the University of Bern (CH)
ASUAstronomical Institute of the Czech Academy of Sciences (CZ)
BGSBritish Geological Survey (GB)
CIRESCooperative Institute for Research in Env. Sciences, University of Colorado, Boulder (US)
CUPCharles University Prague (CZ)
DTUTechnical University of Denmark (DK)
DUTDelft University of Technology (NL)
ETHEidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich (CH)
EOXEOX IT Services GmbH (AT)
FMIFinnish Meteorological Institute (FI)
GMVGMV Innovations Solutions Poland (PL)
GFZHelmholtz Centre Potsdam - German Research Centre for Geoscience (DE)
GSFCNASA Goddard Space Flight Center (US)
IAPLeibniz Institute of Atmospheric Physics in Kühlungsborn (DE)
IfGInstitute of Geodesy of the Graz University of Technology (AT)
IPGPInstitut de Physique du Globe de Paris (FR)
IRFSwedish Institute of Space Physics (SE)
KSPKongsberg Defence & Aerospace AS – Space Ground Systems (NO)
LetiCEA/Leti, Grenoble (FR)
LUHLeibniz Universität Hannover (DE)
OSUSchool of Earth Science of the Ohio State University (US)
S&TScience [&] Technology Corporation (S[&]T) (NL)
SercoSerco SpA (IT) and Serco Ltd (UK)
UiBUniversitetet i Bergen (NO)
UoCUniversity of Calgary (CA)
UoEdiUniversity of Edinburgh (GB)
UCAUniversity of Clermont Auvergne (FR)
UiOUniversity of Oslo (NO)


Map of Swarm DISC Consortium partners
Map of Swarm DISC Consortium partners