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Probing the deep Earth's interior by synergistic use of observations of the magnetic and gravity fields, and of the rotation of the Earth.

Project description

An algorithm to boost knowledge of the Earth’s core

What is inside the Earth? Our knowledge of the internal structure of our planet has increased significantly, but so much remains unknown. Currently the main methods of observing the Earth’s liquid core are indirect satellite and ground continuing observations. These methods, however, are mostly focused on and restricted to time dependent observations of the magnetic field, gravity field variations and Earth rotation changes. Moreover, they are usually incomplete as they address global integrated quantities. The EU-funded GRACEFUL project will reverse this lack of information. It plans to do this by developing cutting-edge methods to process these observational data together and employ up-to-date numerical models of the core flow that will help to acquire novel information on the Earth’s core.

Host institution

KONINKLIJKE STERRENWACHT VAN BELGIE
Net EU contribution
€ 2 890 515,00
Address
Avenue Circulaire 3
1180 Bruxelles
Belgium

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Region
Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/ Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Arr. de Bruxelles-Capitale/Arr. Brussel-Hoofdstad
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Beneficiaries (3)

KONINKLIJKE STERRENWACHT VAN BELGIE
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 2 890 515,00
Address
Avenue Circulaire 3
1180 Bruxelles

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Region
Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/ Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Arr. de Bruxelles-Capitale/Arr. Brussel-Hoofdstad
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
CENTRE NATIONAL D'ETUDES SPATIALES - CNES
France
Net EU contribution
€ 1 040 045,00
Address
Place Maurice Quentin 2
75039 Paris

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
MAGELLIUM SAS
France
Net EU contribution
€ 664 514,00
Address
1 Rue Ariane
31520 Ramonville Saint Agne

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Occitanie Midi-Pyrénées Haute-Garonne
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 1,00