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European Gravity Service for Improved Emergency Management

Objective

Earth observation (EO) satellites yield a wealth of data for scientific, operational and commercial exploitation. However, the redistribution of environmental mass is not yet part of the EO data products to date. These observations, derived from the Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE) mission and in future by GRACE-FO (Follow-on), deliver fundamental insights into the global water cycle. Changes in continental water storage control the regional water budget and can, in extreme cases, result in floods and droughts that often claim a high toll on infrastructure, economy and human lives. The aim of this proposal is to demonstrate that mass redistribution products open the door for innovative approaches to flood and drought monitoring and forecast.
The timeliness and reliability of information is the primary concern for any early-warning system. We aim to increase the temporal resolution from one month, typical for GRACE products, to one day and to provide gravity field information within 5 days (near real-time). Early warning indications derived from these products are expected to improve the timely awareness of potentially evolving hydrological extremes and to help in the scheduling of high-resolution follow-up observations. We will provide adequate data products and indicators for tentative integration into the work of the Center for Satellite Based Crisis Information (ZKI, operated by the German Aerospace Center) and its future use within international initiatives such as the Copernicus Emergency Management Service and the International Charter “Space and Major Disasters”. The performance of our products will be assessed with complementary data and post-processed mass products derived from the combined knowledge of the entire European GRACE community unified in our consortium.
Our efforts thus culminate in three dedicated services: 1) a scientific combination service, 2) a near real-time service and 3) a hydrological/early warning service.

Coordinator

UNIVERSITAET BERN
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Hochschulstrasse 6
3012 Bern
Switzerland

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Region
Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera Espace Mittelland Bern / Berne
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 747 500,00

Participants (7)

UNIVERSITE DU LUXEMBOURG
Luxembourg
Net EU contribution
€ 351 375,00
Address
2 Avenue De L'universite
4365 Esch-sur-alzette

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Region
Luxembourg Luxembourg Luxembourg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
HELMHOLTZ ZENTRUM POTSDAM DEUTSCHESGEOFORSCHUNGSZENTRUM GFZ
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 569 625,00
Address
Telegrafenberg 17
14473 Potsdam

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Region
Brandenburg Brandenburg Potsdam
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET GRAZ
Austria
Net EU contribution
€ 275 125,00
Address
Rechbauerstrasse 12
8010 Graz

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Region
Südösterreich Steiermark Graz
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
GOTTFRIED WILHELM LEIBNIZ UNIVERSITAET HANNOVER
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 153 000,00
Address
Welfengarten 1
30167 Hannover

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Region
Niedersachsen Hannover Region Hannover
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
CENTRE NATIONAL D'ETUDES SPATIALES - CNES
France
Net EU contribution
€ 161 750,00
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
DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUR LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 171 675,00
Address
Linder Hohe
51147 Koln

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Region
Nordrhein-Westfalen Köln Köln, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
GEODE & CIE
France
Net EU contribution
€ 69 500,00
Address
17 Rue Eugene D'hautpoul
31400 Toulouse

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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
€ 0,00