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Monitoring Arctic Land and Sea Ice using Russian and European Satellites

Objective

The objective of the MAIRES proposal is to develop methodologies for satellite monitoring of Arctic glaciers, sea ice and icebergs. Methodologies to retrieve quantitative information from the ESA and RKA data will be developed, and examples of satellite derived products for each of the three thematic areas will be presented. The main satellite data will be Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR), optical and infrared images, radar altimeter data, passive microwave data and geoid data from GOCE. Results from the proposal can contribute to improved understanding of climate change and provide useful data for scientists, policy-makers and the general public. The MAIRES project will demonstrate the benefits of combining Earth Observation data from European and Russian satellites for operational mapping, interpretation and forecast of land and sea ice variations in the Eurasian Arctic. Satellite-derived data collected over many years can show seasonal and interannual variability of land ice, sea ice and icebergs. The results will be disseminated to users groups including climate research and operational users. The project will establish cooperation between ongoing GMES projects related to the cryosphere and Russian scientists, users and stakeholders.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/earth and related environmental sciences/physical geography/glaciology/cryosphere
  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/information engineering/telecommunications/radio technology/radar

Call for proposal

FP7-SPACE-2010-1
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP-SICA - Small/medium-scale focused research project for specific cooperation actions dedicated to international cooperation partner countries(SICA)

Coordinator

STIFTELSEN NANSEN SENTER FOR MILJOOG FJERNMALING
Address
Thormohlensgate 47
5006 Bergen
Norway
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 190 015
Administrative Contact
Lars Gunnar Veland (Mr.)

Participants (3)

JOANNEUM RESEARCH FORSCHUNGSGESELLSCHAFT MBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 162 795
Address
Leonhardstrasse 59
8010 Graz
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Aleksey Sharov (Dr.)
Scientific foundation Nansen International Environmental and Remote Sensing Centre
Russia
EU contribution
€ 109 680
Address
14Th Line Street 7A
199034 St. Petersburg
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Leonid Bobylev (Dr.)
FEDERAL STATE EDUCATIONAL BUDGET INSTITUTION OF HIGHER VOCATIONAL TRAINING MOSCOW STATE UNIVERSITY OF GEODESY AND CARTOGRAPHY
Russia
EU contribution
€ 37 500
Address
Gorokhovsky 4
105064 Moskva
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Gleb Demyanov (Dr.)