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Compilation of atmospheric observations in support of satellite measurements over Europe

Objective



The COSE proposal is based on reliable and demonstrated ground-based instruments deployed in networks, for monitoring of atmospheric species. The global objective of COSE is to co-ordinate the ground-based observations mainly performed in Europe, in order to provide the Earth Observation community with a validated, consistent and well-documented data set of atmospheric compounds, columns and/or profiles, that builds on past time series, and that will be archived in a data base for immediate and future exploitation.
The project is driven by several customer requirements, namely, (i) the satellite validation product needs for GOME, ODIN, MOPITT, (ii) the THESEO campaign co-ordinated by the EC, including data that are needed to develop data assimilation, (iii) the necessary data base to collect qualified data, including those needed for upcoming ENVISAT validation and for international programmes like NDSC and SPARC.
The methodology consist of (i) an observational phase to acquire data needed to meet the customers requirements, (ii) a so-called consolidation phase to transform the data into products and information directly supporting the customer applications and (iii) a demonstration related to the actual and upcoming satellite validation requests; all three will be running in parallel.
After consolidation of products with the customer, they will be archived in dedicated database for further application.
A contribution to User Support and Enabling Sources is also included in the project.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

BELGIAN INSTITUTE FOR SPACE AERONOMY
Address
3,Ringlaan 3
1180 Bruxelles
Belgium

Participants (12)

ALFRED WEGENER INSTITUTE FOR POLAR AND MARINE RESEARCH
Germany
Address
Telegraphenberg 43 A
14473 Gross Glienicke Potsdam
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE
France
Address
Route Des Gètines
92371 Verrieres-le-buisson
DANISH METEOROLOGICAL INSTITUTE
Denmark
Address
100,Lyngbyvej 100
2100 Koepenhagen
FINNISH METEOROLOGICAL INSTITUTE
Finland
Address
Vuorikatu 24
00101 Helsinki
FRAUNHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
Address
Kreuzeckbahnstrasse 19
82467 Garmisch-partenkirchen
GKSS - FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM GEESTHACHT GMBH
Germany
Address
Max-planck-strasse 1
Geesthacht
NORWEGIAN INSTITUTE FOR AIR RESEARCH
Norway
Address
Instituttveien 18
2027 Kjeller
SWEDISH ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE LTD.
Sweden
Address
1,Dajaemningsgatan 1
402 58 Goeteborg
UNIVERSITAET BREMEN
Germany
Address
.,Otto-hahn-allee
28334 Bremen
UNIVERSITE DE BORDEAUX I
France
Address
2,Rue De L'observatoire 2
33270 Floirac
UNIVERSITE DE LIEGE
Belgium
Address
5,Allee Du 6 Aout, Bat. B5c
4000 Liege
UNIVERSITY OF BERNE
Switzerland
Address
5,Sidlerstrasse 5
3012 Bern