Current Calls

2020-02-26 00:00:00.0
The S6VT is an international body including lead scientists and engineers "To engage world-class expertise and activities, through mutual benefit collaboration, that support the implementation of the Jason-CS/Sentinel-6 validation activities and ensure the best possible outcomes for the Sentinel-6 Mission".

In the framework of a Copernicus collaborative agreement ESA and EUMETSAT call is open to relevant and interested groups and individuals worldwide top join the S6VT; group responses are particularly welcome. The call is implemented as a rolling call with distinct deadlines for proposal submissions on a regular basis.
The call is now open

In this call ESA offers an opportunity for scientists and researchers to access Planet data (Planetscope and SkySat) products to support the assessment of the potential of such data as an ESA Third Party Mission. In particular, the following contributions are expected:
  • Assessment of data quality;
  • Development of new science, applications and products;
  • Evaluation of the complementary with other ESA and ESA TPMs;
  • Prepare for future missions;

The submission deadline was extended to the end of October 2020.

2020-05-06 00:00:00.0
This ESA TPM call offers an opportunity for scientists and researchers to access Spire data to support the assessment of the potential of such data as an ESA Third Party Mission. The following Spire products are available free of charge, for scientific research and application development:
  • Monthly subscription to ADS-B Satellite Data Stream, Historical and Live
  • Monthly subscription to AIS messages, Historical and live
  • GNSS-Radio Occultation archived profiles

ESA will support as many high-quality and innovative projects as possible within the quota limit available, therefore only a limited amount of products can be made available to each project.Availability and restrictions to the use of the above data is described in the ESA TPM T&C and in the Terms of applicability document linked below.

2020-05-06 00:00:00.0
ESA is launching an Announcement of Opportunity to the international R&D community to assess the suitability of the Iceye constellation, for science and EO-based applications.
This call offers an opportunity for scientists and researchers to access Iceye x-band constellation data to support the assessment of the potential of such data as an ESA Third Party Mission.
In particular, the following contributions are expected:
  • Assessment of data quality;
  • Development of new science, applications, services and products using Iceye data;
  • Evaluation of the complementarity of Iceye data with other ESA and ESA TPM Missions.
2019-12-19 00:00:00.0
The European Space Agency (ESA) jointly with the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) are pleased to announce the "Iris for ESA & CSA" Call for the scientific exploitation of
GHGSAT-C1 ("Iris") Level-2 data. Within this Call , 5% of the capacity of the commercial GHGSat-C1 (Iris) satellite measurements will be made available to the scientific community in order to:
  • validate GHGSat data and its potential as a Third Party Mission of ESA;
  • develop new science and applications using GHGSat data;
  • encourage researchers to evaluate the complementarity of ESA, CSA and GHGSat missions;
  • prepare for future greenhouse gases missions (e.g. CO2M, AIM-North);
  • raise awareness of the potential of commercial providers for climate variable measurements within the government and scientific community.

The call has now been integrated within the Network Of Resources (Platform services) described and accessible from the EO Science for Society Webpage of the call.

The information provided below only contains historical reference information.

2018-03-09 00:00:00.0
ESA is pleased to announce the reopening of the Announcement of Opportunity (AO) call for the Aeolus Mission.
The objective of the current reopening is
  • to invite worldwide scientists, new groups and individuals, to participate in Aeolus CAL/VAL throughout the mission lifetime.

Please note that proposals already submitted/confirmed for the other calls released in 2007 and 2014 remain valid and do not need to be resubmitted.

Funding of the activities solicited through this AO shall be covered by national/institutional resources. As a CAL/VAL PI or co-PI, access to Aeolus product quality information will become available to you first-hand and before the official product release. Furthermore, you will be given the opportunity to quickly learn cooperate directly with other Aeolus CAL/VAL PIs and to perform joint activities.
2012-08-10 00:00:00.0
In the framework of a Copernicus collaborative agreement ESA and EUMETSAT is opening a call "To engage world-class validation expertise and activities to complement Sentinel-3 routine validation activities and ensure the best possible outcomes for the Sentinel-3 Mission".
The Sentinel-3 Validation Team (S3VT) call is open to relevant and interested groups and individuals worldwide; group responses are particularly welcome.
The call is implemented as a rolling call with no distinct deadlines for proposal submissions on a regular basis.

Within the framework of its Copernicus missions, ESA is pleased to announce the Sentinel-5 Precursor Calibration and Validation Team Call (S5PVT) that aims to engage leading expertise for the Calibration and Validation of the Sentinel-5 Precursor (S5P) in the mission validation team, providing independent experimental data, analysis and recommendations to critically assess the end-to-end performance of the instrument and its products. The main payload of S5P is TROPOMI (TROPOspheric Monitoring Instrument), a push broom imaging spectrometer realized by ESA in collaboration with the Netherlands Space Office (NSO). S5P is expected to provide information on atmospheric variables in support of European policies and Copernicus services. The S5p satellite was launched on 13 October 2017 and will provide over 7 years data to the user community.

ESA is offering all scientists with the possibility to perform bulk processing and/or validation of their own algorithms exploiting the large ESA earth-observation archive together with ESA available GRID computing and
dynamic storage resources.