The Network of Resources (NoR) call is linked to the Open Science Earth Observation (OSEO) initiative and offers to research, development or pre commercial users which are of scientific or value adding nature the opportunity to exploit EO data collocated in a cloud environment using Resource Tier and Platform Tier Services.
The call is open to users from ESA Member States participating to the Earth Observation Envelope Program (EOEP-5).
The evaluation of eligible user requests is performed by ESA, with the subsequent sponsoring provided by ESA and the following external entities: CloudSIGMA, CREODIAS. SOBLOO.
The Open Science Earth Observation (OSEO) call offers to scientists the opportunity to exploit at no cost a full archive of EO data for science, applications and technological innovation, by offering Third Party services which exploit state of the art ICT.
The call is permanently open in priority to scientists from ESA, European Union member states and Africa until the ESA allocated resources are exhausted.
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.
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.
The end of SPOT-5 nominal mission is foreseen at the end March, deorbitation in autumn 2015. In analogy to the previous SPOT4-Take 5 experiment, within this timeframe a new experimental phase should allow placing SPOT-5 in a 5 days cycle orbit.
Thanks to this orbit, it will be possible to acquire data over selected sites every 5 days under constant angles for duration of around 5 months over the majority of the vegetation phase (current assumed schedule 08/04/15-31/08/15). The experiment has been approved on 19 November.
African scientists, technical centres and water authorities were invited to prepare and submit project proposals to participate in the Scientific Component of the second implementation period of the TIGER initiative (2009-2011).
The Cal/Val AO is now closed. The next Announcement of Opportunity will be aimed at the use of the GOCE data products for scientific applications.