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Polar Ice: Stimulating Arctic & Antarctic sea ice monitoring services through end-user engagement and the integration of new service lines into GMES downstream services

Objective

The aim of this project is to develop a next generation sea ice information service by integrating and building on a wide range of European and national funded activities which incorporate many of the required components. In the Arctic the retreat of the sea ice during the last two decades is facilitating an astonishing increase in natural resource development accompanied by increased shipping activity. The Antarctic is also seeing increased ship traffic driven by fisheries, cruise ships and scientific research. The past and current funding of European capability has reflected the critical importance of sea ice information in both marine transportation and the impact of regional climate change. However previously funded projects address distinct elements of the complete service chain and it is now timely to bring these together to address some obvious gaps in order to prove a complete and fully operational service is possible.
This project will demonstrate a complete end-to-end operational sea ice information service, by building on existing capabilities and filling gaps in required information and technology. Polar Ice will include development of new information services including sea ice pressure and thickness products. The project will also investigate transfer of current sea ice forecasting methods from the Baltic to wider application in the Arctic and Antarctic. Polar Ice will then demonstrate integration of existing national and European funded capability to prove a complete operational real-time sea ice service. This will encompass primary data delivered by the GMES space segment and marine core services, value added information from GMES downstream activities and industry, delivery based on inter-operable data standards defined by the INSPIRE directive and integration into user systems based on industry requirements and best practice.

Field of science

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

Call for proposal

FP7-SPACE-2013-1
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project

Coordinator

EOSPHERE LIMITED
Address
Great Farm Offices, West Woodhay 3
RG20 0BP Newbury
United Kingdom
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 367 068
Administrative Contact
Nicholas Walker (Mr)

Participants (13)

NATURAL ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH COUNCIL
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 270 186
Address
Polaris House, North Star Avenue
SN2 1EU Swindon Wiltshire
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Andrew Fleming (Mr)
DANMARKS METEOROLOGISKE INSTITUT
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 187 452
Address
Lyngbyvej 100
2100 Kobenhavn
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Leif Toudal Pedersen (Mr)
POLAR VIEW EARTH OBSERVATION LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 35 000
Address
Electron Building Fermi Avenue Harwell Oxford
OX11 0QR Didcot Oxfordshire
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Nicholas Walker (Mr)
ILMATIETEEN LAITOS
Finland
EU contribution
€ 159 934
Address
Erik Palmenin Aukio 1
00560 Helsinki
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Marko Makynen (Dr)
TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT OY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 223 124
Address
Tekniikantie 21
02150 Espoo
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Robin Berglund (Mr)
NORSK REGNESENTRAL
Norway
EU contribution
€ 159 935
Address
Gaustadalleen 23 A
0314 Oslo
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Rune Solberg (Mr)
METEOROLOGISK INSTITUTT
Norway
EU contribution
€ 187 453
Address
Henrik Mohns Plass 1
0313 Oslo
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Helge Tangen (Mr)
SVERIGES METEOROLOGISKA OCH HYDROLOGISKA INSTITUT
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 187 452
Address
Folkborgsvaegen 1
601 76 Norrkoeping
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Monica Wallgren (Ms)
DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 237 453
Address
Anker Engelundsvej 1 Bygning 101 A
2800 Kgs Lyngby
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Henning Skriver (Dr)
UNIVERSITAET BREMEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 189 934
Address
Bibliothekstrasse 1
28359 Bremen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Thomas Flink (Mr)
KONGSBERG SATELLITE SERVICES AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 103 999
Address
Prestvannveien 38
9011 Tromso
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Stein Halvar Støver (Mr)
C-CORE
Canada
EU contribution
€ 103 000
Address
Morrissey Road Captain Robert A Bartlett Bldg
A1B 3X5 St John S Nl
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Thomas Puestow (Mr)
HICKLING ARTHURS LOW CORPORATION
Canada
EU contribution
€ 88 000
Address
Isabella Street Suite 1300 150
K1S 1V7 Ottawa On
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
David Arthurs (Mr)