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GMES Service Snow and Land Ice

Objective

The project is aimed at developing, implementing and validating a standardized and sustainable service on snow and land ice monitoring as a Downstream Service within GMES in a value added chain with the Land Monitoring Core Services. CryoLand will provide geospatial products on snow cover, glaciers, and lake/river ice derived from Earth observation satellite data. CryoLand will build upon, integrate and widen structural and technical capabilities of the project partners who have long term experience in running operational and pre-operational services on snow and ice. Users will play a key role in the definition of service requirements and in the validation of the products and services. A user group will be set up, and user training on use of products and electronic interfaces will be performed. Snow and ice products in near-real time delivery will be supplied with pan-European coverage, as well as with national and regional coverage. The project developments will build upon tools and processing lines that are available at partner’s enterprises. The portfolio of snow and ice products will be improved and augmented to better match the user requirements. An important part of the project will be the design, development and implementation of a network system for CryoLand services that will ensure interoperability of infrastructure by compliance with INSPIRE and GEOSS, and by integration with the Land Monitoring Core Services, the GMES Space Component Data Access service, and the required in-situ and reference data access. Full end-to-end tests and verification will be performed for the products and services in pre-operational environment, based on rigorous procedures and protocols for testing, validation and qualification. During the project second phase full performance demonstration of the system and comprehensive promotion and dissemination work is planned in order to prepare for the transition to a self-sustained operational snow and land ice monitoring service.

Call for proposal

FP7-SPACE-2010-1
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Funding Scheme

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Coordinator

ENVEO ENVIRONMENTAL EARTH OBSERVATION INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY GMBH
Address
Furstenweg 176
6020 Innsbruck
Austria
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 344 576
Administrative Contact
Thomas Nagler (Dr.)

Participants (9)

EOX IT SERVICES GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 227 899
Address
Thurngasse 8/4
1090 Wien
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Gerhard Triebnig (Dr.)
SUOMEN YMPARISTOKESKUS
Finland
EU contribution
€ 237 274
Address
Latokartanonkaari 11
00790 Helsinki
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Sari Metsämäki (Ms.)
ILMATIETEEN LAITOS
Finland
EU contribution
€ 224 292
Address
Erik Palmenin Aukio 1
00560 Helsinki
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jouni Tapani Pulliainen (Prof.)
KONGSBERG SATELLITE SERVICES AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 162 955
Address
Prestvannveien 38
9011 Tromso
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Richard John Hall (Mr.)
NORSK REGNESENTRAL
Norway
EU contribution
€ 275 698
Address
Gaustadalleen 23 A
0314 Oslo
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Lise Lundberg (Ms.)
NORUT NORTHERN RESEARCH INSTITUTE AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 276 211
Address
Forksningsparken I Tromso
9294 Tromso
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Eirik Malnes (Dr.)
ADMINISTRATIA NATIONALA DE METEOROLOGIE R.A.
Romania
EU contribution
€ 125 721
Address
Sos. Bucuresti-ploiesti 97
013686 Bucuresti Sectorul 1
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Margareta Mateescu (Dr.)
GAMMA REMOTE SENSING RESEARCH AND CONSULTING AG
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 180 035
Address
Worbstrasse 225
3073 Gumligen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Andreas Wiesmann (Dr.)
SVERIGES METEOROLOGISKA OCH HYDROLOGISKA INSTITUT
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 146 521
Address
Folkborgsvaegen 1
601 76 Norrkoeping
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Berit Arheimer (Dr.)