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EUROPEAN VOLCANO OBSERVATORY SPACE SERVICES

Objective

The decision to propose EVOSS (a downstream service uniquely related to volcanic hazard monitoring) was driven by 9 institutional End Users from the EU, the Caribbean and Africa, with objective technical needs in managing 6 volcano observatories and having responsibility in current major unrests at 11 volcanoes worldwide, some of which in remote areas subjected to complex operational conditions. EVOSS, stems from the unique ensemble of phenomena, parameters and forerunners involved in volcanic unrests, and the need for responses scaled to the vastly variable intensities, durations and extent of possible eruptive activity. It capitalises on results achieved within projects GlobVolcano and PROMOTE of ESA, currently running. Its main goal is to implement the spaceborne support to volcano monitoring capacity by a substantial amount, acting at supra-regional scale and including multi-parameter tracking with temporal resolutions (multispectral EO) and spatial resolutions (Radar EO) hitherto unachieved. EVOSS, is centred on the development or the finalization of advanced data processing techniques for Gas/Ash, Thermal (high-temperature) and Ground deformation, underlain by robust theory and brought seamlessly to the End User for use in surveillance routine and emergency decision. EVOSS was designed for acting from sustained unrest on, with adaptive task scaling up to handing over the surveillance to spaceborne observation during events of outstanding areal impact, that may lead to withdraw personnel from the field or to evacuate the observatory. The integration of space-borne data in groundbased monitoring arrays (if they exist) is done at the local level. In EVOSS, the concept is voluntarily restricted to EU and Africa but can be readily extended globally by exploiting the combined potential of geostationary multispectral and Radar LEO observations, to enhance the quality and speed of the response of Observatories to multi-hazard and trans-national events.

Call for proposal

FP7-SPACE-2009-1
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Coordinator

INSTITUT DE PHYSIQUE DU GLOBE DE PARIS
Address
Rue Jussieu 1
75238 Paris
France
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 391 680
Administrative Contact
Rosa Bernal-Carrera (Ms.)

Participants (12)

INSTITUT ROYAL D'AERONOMIE SPATIALEDE BELGIQUE
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 207 000
Address
Avenue Circulaire 3
1180 Bruxelles
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Etienne Ladrière (Mr.)
BOOZ & COMPANY (ITALIA) SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 181 695,80
Address
Via Dei Bossi 4
20121 Milan
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Carla Filotico (Mrs.)
NATURAL ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH COUNCIL
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 213 402
Address
Polaris House, North Star Avenue
SN2 1EU Swindon Wiltshire
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Sue Loughlin (Dr.)
OHB ITALIA SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 405 760
Address
Via Gallarate 150
20151 Milano
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Silvia Prodanova (Dr.)
DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUR LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 211 499,25
Address
Linder Hohe
51147 Koln
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Gudrun Holtmanns (Ms.)
KONINKLIJK NEDERLANDS METEOROLOGISCH INSTITUUT-KNMI
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 235 500
Address
Utrechtseweg 297
3731 GA De Bilt
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Rick Kramer (Mr.)
INTELLIGENCE FOR ENVIRONMENT & SECURITY - IES CONSULTING SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 264 792
Address
Via Di San Valentino 34
00197 Roma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Barbara Hirn (Dr.)
SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 141 000
Address
Olof Palmestraat 14
2616 LR Delft
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Erik Zoutman (Mr.)
TRE ALTAMIRA SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 220 080
Address
Ripa Di Porta Ticinese 79
20143 Milano
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Marco Bianchi (Mr.)
TERRASPHERE IMAGING & GIS BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 150 000
Address
Keizersgracht 125
1015 CJ Amsterdam
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Paul Van Der Voet (Mr.)
UNIVERSITE LIBRE DE BRUXELLES
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 117 500
Address
Avenue Franklin Roosevelt 50
1050 Bruxelles
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Pierre Francois Coheur (Dr.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI ROMA LA SAPIENZA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 124 960
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 5
00185 Roma
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ulivieri Carlo (Prof.)