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Copernicus CAL/VAL Solution

Objective

The objective of the Copernicus Cal/Val Solution (CCVS) is to define a holistic solution for all Copernicus Sentinel missions (either operational or planned) to overcome current limitations of Calibration and Validation (Cal/Val) activities. Operational Cal/Val is required to ensure the quality of and build confidence in Copernicus data. However, these activities are currently limited by the following considerations:
• The requirements and objectives need to be revisited to consider new usage of Copernicus products, inter-operability requirements, and to anticipate the needs of future Copernicus missions
• Current Cal/Val activities are constrained by programmatic and budgetary requirements and do not necessarily follow scientific priorities
• Cal/Val activities depend on the operational availability of high-quality Fiducial Reference Measurements (FRM) which are today mostly provided by external entities without strong commitment to the Copernicus program
• Synergies within Copernicus and with other national and international programs are not systematically explored.

To address these limitations CCVS will propose:
• An updated specification of Cal/Val requirements for the Sentinel missions, taking into account inter-operability needs
• An overview of existing Calibration and Validation sources and means
• A gap analysis identifying missing elements and required developments in terms of technologies and instrumentation, Cal/Val methods, instrumented sites and dissemination service.
• A comprehensive Copernicus Cal/Val Solution to organize the long-term provision of FRM for Sentinel missions
• A roadmap documenting how the Cal/Val Solution can be implemented, highlighting responsibility, cost and schedule aspects. This plan will be elaborated in concertation with all stakeholders through four Working Groups gathering European Space Agencies, Copernicus Services, measurement networks and International partners.

Call for proposal

H2020-SPACE-2020
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Funding Scheme

CSA - Coordination and support action

Coordinator

ACRI ST SAS
Address
Route Du Pin Montard 260
06904 Sophia Antipolis Cedex Biot
France
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 698 292,50

Participants (13)

ARGANS LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 148 108,75
Address
1 Davy Road Plymouth Science Park Atlas Building
PL6 8BX Plymouth
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INSTITUT ROYAL D'AERONOMIE SPATIALEDE BELGIQUE
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 321 047,50
Address
Avenue Circulaire 3
1180 Bruxelles
Activity type
Research Organisations
COLLECTE LOCALISATION SATELLITES
France
EU contribution
€ 321 552,50
Address
11 Rue Hermes
31520 Ramonville St Agne
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CENTRE NATIONAL D'ETUDES SPATIALES - CNES
France
EU contribution
€ 250 766,25
Address
Place Maurice Quentin 2
75039 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUR LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 250 550
Address
Linder Hohe
51147 Koln
Activity type
Research Organisations
JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 200 000
Address
Rue De La Loi 200
1049 Brussels
Activity type
Research Organisations
KONINKLIJK NEDERLANDS METEOROLOGISCH INSTITUUT-KNMI
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 90 000
Address
Utrechtseweg 297
3731 GA De Bilt
Activity type
Research Organisations
NORCE NORWEGIAN RESEARCH CENTRE AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 84 625
Address
Nygardsgaten 112
5838 Bergen
Activity type
Research Organisations
NPL MANAGEMENT LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 20 000
Address
Hampton Road Teddington
TW11 0LW Middlesex
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
RAYFERENCE SRL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 25 000
Address
Avenue Paul Deschanel 247 B3
1030 Bruxelles
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
THALES ALENIA SPACE FRANCE SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 110 017,50
Address
Avenue Jean Francois Champollion 26
31100 Toulouse
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITEIT ANTWERPEN
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 150 000
Address
Prinsstraat 13
2000 Antwerpen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TARTU ULIKOOL
Estonia
EU contribution
€ 330 000
Address
Ulikooli 18
51005 Tartu
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments