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GNSS for Global Environmental Earth Observation (GEEO) and GEOSS

Objective

In the next future, the number of GNSS will drastically increase. Not only more signals and frequencies will be available, but also the new generation of navigation satellites (GALILEO), will greatly enhance the performance of GNSS based applications, both scientific and mass-market. Current and next generation GNSS can improve and sustain GEEO applications, as well as be the enablers of novel applications. With the scope to support the GEOSS 10-year implementation plan (2005-2015) the 2010 Environment FP7 work program is launching various topics under sub-activity 6.4.1 Earth and ocean observation systems and monitoring methods for the environment and sustainable development. In line with the objectives of sub-activity 6.4.1 a coordination action promoting discipline connection, identity building and integration while defining future research, technology and policy directions is needed. GNSS for GEEO and GEOSS (Gfg2) responds to these needs addressed by work program topic: ENV.2010.4.1.3-1 Exploring GNSS applications for GEEO and GEOSS. The goals of this three-year long initiative are: 1) to consolidate a community of experts with interest to exploit GNSS for GEEO and GEOSS; 2) to explore novel applications derived from GNSS for GEEO and GEOSS while enhancing research-industry collaboration to implement these applications; 3) to identify the research and technological challenges and define the strategic vision, roadmap and policy for GNSS for GEEO and GEOSS available or under development (EU and non-EU); 4) to assess the value (in this context) of the European GNSS independent constellation (EGNOS-GALILEO); 5) to promote the public understanding of GNSS for GEEO and GEOSS research and use within the GEO community, providing support to GEO tasks. Gfg2 will achieve its objectives especially by using a working methodology based on active community interaction and events (2 summer schools, 4 workshops and a socioeconomic impact workshop).

Call for proposal

FP7-ENV-2010
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Coordinator

STARLAB BARCELONA SL
Address
Avenida Tibidabo 47 Bis
08035 Barcelona
Spain
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 370 771
Administrative Contact
Marco Caparrini (Mr.)

Participants (6)

THE UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 141 900
Address
University Park
NG7 2RD Nottingham
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Paul Cartledge (Mr.)
HELMHOLTZ ZENTRUM POTSDAM DEUTSCHESGEOFORSCHUNGSZENTRUM GFZ
Germany
EU contribution
€ 156 089
Address
Telegrafenberg 17
14473 Potsdam
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jens Wickert (Dr.)
CHALMERS TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLA AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 108 790
Address
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41296 Goeteborg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ingrid Eriksson (Ms.)
UNIVERSITY OF LEICESTER
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 56 760
Address
University Road
LE1 7RH Leicester
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Bikramjeet Singh (Mr.)
METEOROLOGISK INSTITUTT
Norway
EU contribution
€ 111 762
Address
Henrik Mohns Plass 1
0313 Oslo
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Per Helmer Skaali (Mr.)
STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 53 928
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Rob Jongman (Dr.)