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EU Surface Temperature for All Corners of Earth

Objective

EUSTACE utilises Europe’s capacity for gathering space-borne observations of the skin temperature, of all components of Earth’s surface, by extracting data relevant to providing estimates of surface air temperature, a primary Essential Climate Variable (ECV), conventionally measured at (often sparse) meteorological stations. EUSTACE will use measurements from operational and research satellites to enable estimates of surface air temperature to be made everywhere on Earth at higher spatial and temporal resolution than previously possible.
The surface air temperature ECV is so fundamental to understanding our climate, that this will innovatively enable Europe to address its key societal challenges.
The global coverage of space-borne observations of surface skin temperature will allow EUSTACE to estimate surface air temperature for parts of Earth that are not currently or historically observed by meteorological stations. EUSTACE will combine previous research experience, with the wealth of surface skin temperature retrievals now available, to produce estimates of surface air temperature over the whole of Earth, including the Poles. EUSTACE will then use these to develop new derived data products, i.e. globally complete analyses with estimates of associated uncertainties using new analysis methods developed within the project.
Through the engagement of appropriate “trail blazer” users, EUSTACE will enable integration or assimilation of the products into applications related to Earth system sciences, forecasting models and other user sectors.
EUSTACE will develop an automated system for surface air temperature products that is capable of being sustained after its lifetime. All development work will be undertaken on the same IT platform and all code secured within a central code repository. The design of the EUSTACE system will also account for on-going availability of observations from existing sources and planned availability of information from next generation sensors.

Coordinator

MET OFFICE
Net EU contribution
€ 905 056,25
Address
Fitzroy Road
EX1 3PB Exeter
United Kingdom

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Region
South West (England) Devon Devon CC
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Participants (8)

THE UNIVERSITY OF READING
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 381 348,75
Address
Whiteknights Campus Whiteknights House
RG6 6AH Reading

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Region
South East (England) Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire Berkshire
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNITED KINGDOM RESEARCH AND INNOVATION
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 131 308,75
Address
Polaris House North Star Avenue
SN2 1FL Swindon

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Region
South West (England) Gloucestershire, Wiltshire and Bristol/Bath area Swindon
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITY OF LEICESTER
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 309 138,75
Address
University Road
LE1 7RH Leicester

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Region
East Midlands (England) Leicestershire, Rutland and Northamptonshire Leicester
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
KONINKLIJK NEDERLANDS METEOROLOGISCH INSTITUUT-KNMI
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 324 747,50
Address
Utrechtseweg 297
3731 GA De Bilt

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Region
West-Nederland Utrecht Utrecht
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITAET BERN
Switzerland
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Hochschulstrasse 6
3012 Bern

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Region
Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera Espace Mittelland Bern / Berne
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 259 950,00
UNIVERSITY OF BATH
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 57 836,64
Address
Claverton Down
BA2 7AY Bath

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Region
South West (England) Gloucestershire, Wiltshire and Bristol/Bath area Bath and North East Somerset, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
DANMARKS METEOROLOGISKE INSTITUT
Denmark
Net EU contribution
€ 371 400,00
Address
Lyngbyvej 100
2100 Kobenhavn

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Region
Danmark Hovedstaden Byen København
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 214 132,11
Address
Old College, South Bridge
EH8 9YL Edinburgh

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Region
Eastern Scotland Edinburgh
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00