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Near-Earth Space Data Infrastructure for e-Science

Near-Earth Space Data Infrastructure for e-Science

Objective

The ESPAS project will provide the e-Infrastructure necessary to support the access to observations, the modeling and prediction of the Near-Earth Space environment. This includes the plasma and energetic particle environments that surround our planet as well as the neutral atmosphere at altitudes above 60 km. These environments are an important target for future research in areas such as space weather and Sun-climate studies. The ESPAS interface will provide access to a diverse set of databases that have been developed for the needs of different users. Thus a primary goal is to facilitate user access to heterogeneous data from multiple providers, ranging from ground-based observations acquired with multiple instruments and techniques, to data from satellite experiments, using a mixture of in-situ and remotely sensed techniques. The results of searches will be delivered in a scientist-friendly manner based on existing standards and protocols. The infrastructure will also be used as a test-bed for development of methodologies and standards for validation of models of the near-Earth environment. This will lead to validated predictions of conditions in that environment, and thus promote the transfer of space environment science products into commercial and operational applications.
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Coordinator

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY FACILITIES COUNCIL

Address

Polaris House North Star Avenue
Sn2 1sz Swindon

United Kingdom

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 777 132

Administrative Contact

Mike Hapgood (Prof.)

Participants (21)

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INSTITUT ROYAL D'AERONOMIE SPATIALEDE BELGIQUE

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 67 549

DH CONSULTANCY BVBA

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 105 702

KONINKLIJKE STERRENWACHT VAN BELGIE

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 88 563

DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUER LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 259 148

HELMHOLTZ ZENTRUM POTSDAM DEUTSCHESGEOFORSCHUNGSZENTRUM GFZ

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 67 287

DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 88 755

OULUN YLIOPISTO

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 303 523

ILMATIETEEN LAITOS

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 94 663

WATERMANN JURGEN

France

EU Contribution

€ 115 435

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS

France

EU Contribution

€ 43 710

ATHINA-EREVNITIKO KENTRO KAINOTOMIAS STIS TECHNOLOGIES TIS PLIROFORIAS, TON EPIKOINONION KAI TIS GNOSIS

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 598 371

ETHNIKO KAI KAPODISTRIAKO PANEPISTIMIO ATHINON

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 554 971

ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI GEOFISICA E VULCANOLOGIA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 242 145

UNIVERSITETET I TROMSOE - NORGES ARKTISKE UNIVERSITET

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 105 901

Centrum Badan Kosmicznych

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 89 984

EISCAT SCIENTIFIC ASSOCIATION

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 539 325

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 284 075

UNIVERSITY OF LEICESTER

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 122 850

MET OFFICE

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 54 192

THE UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 93 985

LOWELL DIGISONDE INTERNATIONAL LLC

United States

EU Contribution

€ 102 698

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 283676

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 November 2011

  • End date

    30 November 2015

Funded under:

FP7-INFRASTRUCTURES

  • Overall budget:

    € 5 881 479

  • EU contribution

    € 4 799 964

Coordinated by:

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY FACILITIES COUNCIL

United Kingdom