Horizon 2020 (2014 - 2020)

Observation capacity mapping in the context of Atmospheric and Climate change monitoring

Last update: Jun 23, 2020 Last update: 23 Jun, 2020

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Location: EU 27 EU 27
Contracting Authority Type: Development Institution
Status: Awarded
Budget: N/A
Award ceiling: N/A
Award floor: N/A
Sector: Information & Communication Technology, Science & Innovation, Research
Eligible applicants: Unrestricted / Unspecified
Eligible nationalities: Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, A ... See more Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, American Samoa, Angola, Anguilla, Argentina, Armenia, Aruba, Austria, Azerbaijan, Azores, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bermuda, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, British Virgin Islands, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canary Islands, Cape Verde, Caribbean Netherlands, Cayman Islands, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Costa Rica, Cote d'Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Dem. Rep. Congo, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Commonwealth of, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Eritrea, Estonia, Eswatini (Swaziland), Ethiopia, Falkland Islands, Faroe Islands, Fiji, Finland, France, French Polynesia, French Southern Territory, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Greenland, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Micronesia, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Montserrat, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Caledonia, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, North Korea, North Macedonia, Norway, Pakistan, Palau, Palestine / West Bank & Gaza, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Pitcairn, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Rwanda, Saint Helena, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Spain, Sri Lanka, St. Pierre and Miquelon, Sudan, Suriname, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tonga, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Turks and Caicos, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, Wallis and Futuna, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Date posted: 12 Dec, 2013

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Description

Call updates:
27 August 2014 17:57

Flash information on the overall results of the H2020-EO-2014 call for proposals is available under "Call Documents".

10 April 2014 15:11

The number of proposals submitted for this topic: EO-3-2014: 4 proposals.

The evaluation of the proposals is planned to start at the end of April 2014 and will be closed by the end of June 2014. Applicants will be informed on the outcome of the evaluations before the end of August 2014.

27 February 2014 23:00

More information on international cooperation, including information on Swiss participation in H2020 can be found at following website: http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/docs/h2020-funding-guide/cross-cutting-issues/international-cooperation_en.htm
An online video briefing on the H2020 Space Work Programme 2014 is now available: http://webcast.ec.europa.eu/eutv/portal/_v_fl_300_en/player/index_player.html?id=21704&pId=21699  
It is advised to use Internet Explorer to watch the video

31 January 2014 17:42

An online video briefing on the H2020 Space Work Programme 2014 is now available: http://webcast.ec.europa.eu/eutv/portal/_v_fl_300_en/player/index_player.html?id=21704&pId=21699

It is advised to use Internet Explorer to watch the video.

31 January 2014 17:29

The submission session is now available for: EO-3-2014(RIA)

20 December 2013 12:44 The submission session is now available for: EO-3-2014(RIA)

16 December 2013 17:19

Dear applicant, please carefully read the documents made available in the 'Topic Conditions' and the 'Call documents' pages.  The online submission tool, SEP Submission will be opened in the upcoming days. In case of further questions on Call specific questions, do not hesitate to contact us via the email address as indicated in the section 'Get Support'.

Do not wait until the last moment to submit your proposal! Call deadlines are absolutely firm and are strictly enforced.

We will keep you up-to-date with the latest information on the Call and the linked evaluation process in this section.

11 December 2013 12:17

Dear applicant, please carefully read the documents made available in the 'Topic Conditions' and the 'Call documents' pages.  The online submission tool, SEP Submission will be opened in the upcoming days. In case of further questions on Call specific questions, do not hesitate to contact us via the email address as indicated in the section 'Get Support'.

Do not wait until the last moment to submit your proposal! Call deadlines are absolutely firm and are strictly enforced.

We will keep you up-to-date with the latest information on the Call and the linked evaluation process in this section.

Please note that the topic description is subject to modifications, and it will be updated as soon as possible. Please refer to the text in the Work Programme for the final version.


TOPIC : Observation capacity mapping in the context of Atmospheric and Climate change monitoring

Topic identifier: EO-3-2014
Publication date: 11 December 2013

Types of action: RIA Research and Innovation action
DeadlineModel:
Opening date:
single-stage
11 December 2013
Deadline: 26 March 2014 17:00:00

Time Zone : (Brussels time)
 
  Horizon 2020
Call identifier: H2020-EO-2014
Topic Description
Scope:

Specific challenge: Climate research, and atmospheric research, are cases that clearly illustrates the full complexity of needs for validation and calibration of space data, and hence of the remote sensing data at source. The latter includes a range of sensors operated by different space agencies that all need to be sufficiently reliable and accurate to contribute efficiently to the generation of Climate Data Records. More atmospheric species, as well as aerosols, need to be monitored, simultaneously and for the same air mass, at local to global level. The transport and dispersion of these various constituents are critical quantities to be monitored. Space based remote sensing data have to be integrated with measurements taken at  various places in the atmosphere, from the middle atmosphere down to ground level. Efforts must be coordinated at national and international levels to optimize the use of existing in-situ measurements, establishing observation profiles, the deployment of new measuring systems and the design of campaigns dedicated to the calibration and validation of remote sensing data. Vicarious calibration techniques requires detailed and complete documentation of the state of the atmosphere at time of satellite overpasses over a variety of land, water and icy surfaces to span a large range of environmental conditions. The integrated use of different technologies or tools for measuring the atmospheric effects can promote further the earth observation for monitoring the environment.

A comprehensive 3-D coverage has to be developed and implemented together with an appropriate validation strategy. While calibration and validation campaigns are conducted at national and international level, particularly to validate specific sensors and satellites, a European coordinated approach in charting systematically the available and needed instrument suites for systematic climate change monitoring in space and time, and the correspondingly required validation campaigns remains elusive.  

Scope: To achieve this, research is needed to assess gaps in remote observation availability and suitable approaches for defining virtual observation constellations. It should include mapping of ground based networks, airborne, balloons and sub-orbital platforms as well as space based sensors. Appropriate calibration and validation of data is to be assessed, charting the campaigns that will be needed to cover the climate change monitoring needs in years to come from remote sensing data gathered over land, water and icy surfaces. A mapping of available/deployed sensor technologies and measurements should be performed as a first step, to identify gaps in available systems and current knowledge to characterise the atmospheric, measure atmospheric profiles,  profiles and different ground level conditions and ensure the provision of reliable and accurate Climate Data Records for the atmosphere, land surfaces and oceans. This information should also lay the basis for drawing up the need for dedicated calibration and validation campaigns combining instruments and measurements deployed in ground based networks, airborne, UAV, balloons, sub-orbital and in-orbit platforms, as relevant for climate change monitoring. Since this activity is highly reliant on consensus of the users in form of the scientific community involved in subsequent climate change and atmospheric measurements/modelling, the proposal will have to mobilise such key players across Europe and globally, and will have to include mechanisms regarding best practices to reach a consensus on the strategies proposed.

The Commission considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU in the range of EUR 6 million would allow this specific challenge to be addressed appropriately. Nonetheless, this does not preclude submission and selection of proposals requesting other amounts.

Expected impact: The proposal is expected to lead to significant advances in greater consistency and cross-calibration/validation of long term space based measurements with ground-based historical references, providing a better overview of uncertainty of available data to generate Climate Data Records, including impacts information of space data. Based on the work done, best practices regarding calibration/validation campaigns should be promoted. Proposals are expected to add value to the work of bodies such as the Global Climate Observing System (GCOS), WMO Integrated Observing System (WIGOS) and the ESA Climate Modelling User Group.

While this action addresses climate relevant issues, monitored parameters and their uncertainty are important for many other purposes (air pollution, air traffic management etc.) and  the  availability of project material to the wider GMES/Copernicus community should be ensured as well. 

Type of action: Research and innovation actions

 

Call updates: 27 August 2014 17:57 Flash information on the overall results of the H2020-EO-2014 call for proposals is available under "Call Documents". 10 April 2014 15:11 The number of proposals submitted for this topic: EO-3-2014: 4 proposals. The evaluation of the proposals is planned to start at the end of April 2014 and will be closed by the end of June 2014. Applicants will be informed on the outcome of the evaluations before the end of August 2014. 27 February 2014 23:00 More information on international cooperation, including information on Swiss participation in H2020 can be found at following website: http://ec.euro...
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