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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.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/sociology/governance/public services

Call for proposal

H2020-SPACE-2018
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Funding Scheme

CSA - Coordination and support action

Coordinator

METEOROLOGISK INSTITUTT
Address
Henrik Mohns Plass 1
0313 Oslo
Norway
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 711 937,50

Participants (14)

O.A.SYS - OCEAN ATMOSPHERE SYSTEMS GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 170 375
Address
Tewessteg 4
20249 Hamburg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
DANMARKS METEOROLOGISKE INSTITUT
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 35 347,50
Address
Lyngbyvej 100
2100 Kobenhavn
Activity type
Research Organisations
MERCATOR OCEAN
France
EU contribution
€ 256 593,75
Address
Rue Hermes 8-10 Parc Technologique Du Canal
31520 Ramonville Saint Agne
Activity type
Other
KAMINSKI THOMAS HERBERT
Germany
EU contribution
€ 203 300
Address
Martinistrasse 21
20251 Hamburg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNITED KINGDOM RESEARCH AND INNOVATION
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 406 625
Address
Polaris House North Star Avenue
SN2 1FL Swindon
Activity type
Research Organisations
EUROPEAN CENTRE FOR MEDIUM-RANGE WEATHER FORECASTS
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 190 156,25
Address
Shinfield Park
RG2 9AX Reading
Activity type
Research Organisations
STIFTELSEN NANSEN SENTER FOR MILJOOG FJERNMALING
Norway
EU contribution
€ 180 735
Address
Thormohlensgate 47
5006 Bergen
Activity type
Research Organisations
LUNDS UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 242 400
Address
Paradisgatan 5C
22100 Lund
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
LUMIMUUTOS OSUUSKUNTA
Finland
EU contribution
€ 57 000
Address
Havukkavaarantie 29
81235 Lehtoi
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DEINVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 71 977,71
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
ILMATIETEEN LAITOS
Finland
EU contribution
€ 46 250
Address
Erik Palmenin Aukio 1
00560 Helsinki
Activity type
Research Organisations
SVERIGES METEOROLOGISKA OCH HYDROLOGISKA INSTITUT
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 42 000
Address
Folkborgsvaegen 1
601 76 Norrkoeping
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
ALFRED-WEGENER-INSTITUT HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM FUR POLAR- UND MEERESFORSCHUNG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 118 708,75
Address
Am Handelshafen 12
27570 Bremerhaven
Activity type
Research Organisations
NORCE NORWEGIAN RESEARCH CENTRE AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 165 750
Address
Nygardsgaten 112
5838 Bergen
Activity type
Research Organisations