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MULTIscale SENTINEL land surface information retrieval PLatform

Objective

With the start of the SENTINEL era, an unprecedented amount of Earth Observation (EO) data will become available. Currently there is no consistent but extendible and adaptable framework to integrate observations from different sensors in order to obtain the best possible estimate of the land surface state. MULTIPY proposes a solution to this challenge. The project will develop an efficient and fully traceable platform that uses state-of-the-art physical radiative transfer models, within advanced data assimilation (DA) concepts, to consistently acquire, interpret and produce a continuous stream of high spatial and temporal resolution estimates of land surface parameters, fully characterized. These inferences on the state of the land surface will be the result from the coherent joint interpretation of the observations from the different Sentinels, as well as other 3rd party missions (e.g. ProbaV, Landsat, MODIS). The framework allows users to exchange components as plug-ins according to their needs. The proposal is based on the EO-LDAS concepts developed within several ESA-funded projects, which have shown the feasibility of producing estimates of the land surface parameters by combining different sets of observations through the use of radiative transfer models. We will provide a fully generic flexible data retrieval platform for Copernicus services that provides integrated and consistent data products in an easily accessible virtual machine with advanced visualisation tools. Users will be engaged throughout the process and trained. Moreover, user demonstrator projects include applications to crop monitoring & modelling, forestry, biodiversity and nature management. Another user demonstrator project involves providing satellite operators with an opportunity to cross-calibrate their data to the science-grade Sentinel standards.

Field of science

  • /agricultural sciences/agriculture, forestry, and fisheries/forestry
  • /agricultural sciences/agriculture, forestry, and fisheries
  • /social sciences/sociology/governance/public services

Call for proposal

H2020-EO-2015
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

UNIVERSITEIT LEIDEN
Address
Rapenburg 70
2311 EZ Leiden
Netherlands
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 797 125

Participants (9)

LUDWIG-MAXIMILIANS-UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 560 287,50
Address
Geschwister Scholl Platz 1
80539 Muenchen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 521 470
Address
Gower Street
WC1E 6BT London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
BROCKMANN CONSULT GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 617 250
Address
Chrysanderstrasse 1
21029 Hamburg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TARTU ULIKOOL
Estonia
EU contribution
€ 81 500
Address
Ulikooli 18
51005 Tartu
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSIDAD DE ALCALA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 49 422,50
Address
Plaza De San Diego
28801 Alcala De Henares/madrid
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ASSIMILA LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 175 125
Address
Green Road 45
RG6 7BS Reading
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AD2 REALISATIONS LIMITED

Participation ended

United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 12 085,26
Address
Pendeford House - Pendeford Business Park - Wobaston Road
WV9 5AP Wolverhamptom
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITE DE VERSAILLES SAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES.
France
EU contribution
€ 92 000
Address
Avenue De Paris 55
78035 Versailles
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
RSK ADAS LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 87 789,74
Address
Spring Lodge 172 Chester Road Helsby
WA6 0AR Cheshire
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)