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Key Environmental monitoring for Polar Latitudes and European Readiness

Objective

KEPLER is a multi-partner initiative, built around the operational European Ice Services and Copernicus information providers, to prepare a roadmap for Copernicus to deliver an improved European capacity for monitoring and forecasting the Polar Regions.

Our motivation is to put the public and stakeholders at the centre of Copernicus. This follows the recommendations of the ‘Copernicus User Uptake’ review, and its 4 themes of:

1) Raising awareness for the Copernicus programme,
2) Informing and educating Copernicus users,
3) Engaging Copernicus users in public and private sector, and
4) Enabling access to Copernicus data and information.

These well tailored themes form the core components of KEPLER. However, as the Polar Regions are changing, so too are the challenges and opportunities. Because of these shifts we have included two additional themes that encompass the evolving needs. These are needed to provide opportunities for better understanding the environment, research opportunities, establishing new industry sectors and startups, and importantly empowering citizens:

5) Identification of research gaps regarding integration/assimilation, and
6) Improved sea-ice mapping and forecasting.

Through these 6 themes KEPLER aims to release the full potential of Polar Regions Earth Observation, including from ESA and EUMETSAT, by identifying and eliminating the barriers that impede the use of the tremendous resource that is Copernicus. This combines 2 key elements of the call:

a) bringing together key European stakeholders and competent entities, and
b) growing the Copernicus brand and user-base through providing enhanced scientific and technical support.

Our objective with KEPLER is to provide a mechanism that enables the broad range of Polar Regions stakeholders to be equipped with the most accurate and relevant, environmental information so that they can seize the many benefits that Copernicus products generate for society and economy.

Call for proposal

H2020-SPACE-2018-2020

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Sub call

H2020-SPACE-2018

Coordinator

METEOROLOGISK INSTITUTT
Net EU contribution
€ 711 937,50
Address
Henrik Mohns Plass 1
0313 Oslo
Norway

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Region
Norge Oslo og Viken Oslo
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Participants (14)

O.A.SYS - OCEAN ATMOSPHERE SYSTEMS GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 170 375,00
Address
Tewessteg 4
20249 Hamburg

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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
Hamburg Hamburg Hamburg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
DANMARKS METEOROLOGISKE INSTITUT
Denmark
Net EU contribution
€ 35 347,50
Address
Lyngbyvej 100
2100 Kobenhavn

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Region
Danmark Hovedstaden Byen København
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
MERCATOR OCEAN
France
Net EU contribution
€ 256 593,75
Address
2 Avenue De L Aerodrome De Montaudran
31400 Toulouse

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Region
Occitanie Midi-Pyrénées Haute-Garonne
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
KAMINSKI THOMAS HERBERT
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 203 300,00
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNITED KINGDOM RESEARCH AND INNOVATION
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 406 625,00
Address
Polaris House North Star Avenue
SN2 1FL Swindon

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South West (England) Gloucestershire, Wiltshire and Bristol/Bath area Swindon
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
EUROPEAN CENTRE FOR MEDIUM-RANGE WEATHER FORECASTS
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 190 156,25
Address
Shinfield Park
RG2 9AX Reading

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Region
South East (England) Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire Berkshire
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
STIFTELSEN NANSEN SENTER FOR MILJOOG FJERNMALING
Norway
Net EU contribution
€ 180 735,00
Address
Jahnebakken 3
5007 Bergen

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Region
Norge Vestlandet Vestland
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
LUNDS UNIVERSITET
Sweden
Net EU contribution
€ 242 400,00
Address
Paradisgatan 5c
22100 Lund

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Region
Södra Sverige Sydsverige Skåne län
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
LUMIMUUTOS OSUUSKUNTA
Finland
Net EU contribution
€ 57 000,00
Address
Havukkavaarantie 29
81235 Lehtoi

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Region
Manner-Suomi Pohjois- ja Itä-Suomi Pohjois-Karjala
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 71 977,71
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid

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Region
Comunidad de Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
ILMATIETEEN LAITOS
Finland
Net EU contribution
€ 46 250,00
Address
Erik Palmenin Aukio 1
00560 Helsinki

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Region
Manner-Suomi Helsinki-Uusimaa Helsinki-Uusimaa
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
SVERIGES METEOROLOGISKA OCH HYDROLOGISKA INSTITUT
Sweden
Net EU contribution
€ 42 000,00
Address
Folkborgsvagen 1
601 76 Norrkoeping

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Region
Östra Sverige Östra Mellansverige Östergötlands län
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
ALFRED-WEGENER-INSTITUT HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM FUR POLAR- UND MEERESFORSCHUNG
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 118 708,75
Address
Am Handelshafen 12
27570 Bremerhaven

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Region
Bremen Bremen Bremerhaven, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
NORCE NORWEGIAN RESEARCH CENTRE AS
Norway
Net EU contribution
€ 165 750,00
Address
Nygardsgaten 112
5838 Bergen

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Region
Norge Vestlandet Vestland
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00