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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.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/astronomy/planetary science/satellites

Call for proposal

H2020-EO-2014
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

MET OFFICE
Address
Fitzroy Road
EX1 3PB Exeter
United Kingdom
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 905 056,25

Participants (8)

THE UNIVERSITY OF READING
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 381 348,75
Address
Whiteknights Campus Whiteknights House
RG6 6AH Reading
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNITED KINGDOM RESEARCH AND INNOVATION
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 131 308,75
Address
Polaris House North Star Avenue
SN2 1FL Swindon
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITY OF LEICESTER
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 309 138,75
Address
University Road
LE1 7RH Leicester
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
KONINKLIJK NEDERLANDS METEOROLOGISCH INSTITUUT-KNMI
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 324 747,50
Address
Utrechtseweg 297
3731 GA De Bilt
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITAET BERN
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Hochschulstrasse 6
3012 Bern
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY OF BATH
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 57 836,64
Address
Claverton Down
BA2 7AY Bath
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
DANMARKS METEOROLOGISKE INSTITUT
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 371 400
Address
Lyngbyvej 100
2100 Kobenhavn
Activity type
Research Organisations
THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 214 132,11
Address
Old College, South Bridge
EH8 9YL Edinburgh
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments