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Sea Ice Downstream Services for Arctic and Antarctic Users and Stakeholders

Objectif

The overall objective of SIDARUS is to develop and implement a set of sea ice downstream services in the area of climate research, marine safety and environmental monitoring. SIDARUS will extend the present GMES services with new satellite-derived sea ice products, ice forecasting from regional models and validation of sea ice products using non-satellite data. The demand for improved sea ice information in the Arctic and Antarctic by many user groups is growing as a result of climate change and its impact on environment and human activities. The presently observed reduction of the Arctic sea ice extent, in particular during the summer months and an increasing demand for natural resources are key mechanisms driving human activities in these areas. In Antarctic, ice discharge from several ice shelves is a significant climate indicator, leading to enhanced iceberg population in the Southern Ocean. SIDARUS will develop, validate and demonstrate five sea ice services using satellites as the major source of data. The services include (1) high-resolution sea ice and iceberg mapping by SAR, (2) sea ice albedo from optical sensors, (3) sea ice thickness from satellite radar altimeter and passive microwave data, (4) ARGOS tracking of marine mammals combined with sea ice maps, and (5) ice forecasting based on numerical models and satellite data. In addition to analysis of satellite earth observation data, the project will analyze in situ, airborne and under-ice data from previous and new field campaigns. These are essential data for validation of satellite retrievals. Data products with large or unknown accuracy are of limited values for most users. It is therefore of high priority that data products from past, present and future satellites are validated for quality control and error estimation. SIDARUS will be implemented by a consortium of six partners all with long experience in observation of sea ice and icebergs and implementation of operational services.

Appel à propositions

FP7-SPACE-2010-1
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Coordinateur

STIFTELSEN NANSEN SENTER FOR MILJOOG FJERNMALING
Adresse
Jahnebakken 3
5007 Bergen
Norvège

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Type d’activité
Research Organisations
Contact administratif
Knut Holba (Mr.)
Contribution de l’UE
€ 618 707

Participants (7)

ALFRED-WEGENER-INSTITUT HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM FUR POLAR- UND MEERESFORSCHUNG
Allemagne
Contribution de l’UE
€ 450 220
Adresse
Am Handelshafen 12
27570 Bremerhaven

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Type d’activité
Research Organisations
Contact administratif
Catherine Audebert (Ms.)
COLLECTE LOCALISATION SATELLITES
France
Contribution de l’UE
€ 301 032
Adresse
11 Rue Hermes
31520 Ramonville St Agne

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Type d’activité
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contact administratif
Jean-Yves Le Bras (Mr.)
UNIVERSITAET BREMEN
Allemagne
Contribution de l’UE
€ 300 000
Adresse
Bibliothekstrasse 1
28359 Bremen

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Type d’activité
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contact administratif
Barbara Kroog
THE CHANCELLOR MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE
United Kingdom
Contribution de l’UE
€ 382 748
Adresse
Trinity Lane The Old Schools
CB2 1TN Cambridge

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Type d’activité
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contact administratif
Keith Cann (Mr.)
METEOROLOGISK INSTITUTT
Norvège
Contribution de l’UE
€ 311 400
Adresse
Henrik Mohns Plass 1
0313 Oslo

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Type d’activité
Research Organisations
Contact administratif
Kjell Rud (Mr.)
Scientific foundation Nansen International Environmental and Remote Sensing Centre
Russie
Contribution de l’UE
€ 44 400
Adresse
14th Line Street 7a
199034 St. Petersburg

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Type d’activité
Research Organisations
Contact administratif
Maria Samsova (Ms.)
B.I. Stepanov Institute of Physics of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus
Biélorussie
Contribution de l’UE
€ 90 000
Adresse
Nezavisimosti Ave 68
220072 Minsk

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Type d’activité
Research Organisations
Contact administratif
Aleksey Malinka (Dr.)