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ESA Projects

ESA 4DANtarctica (2019 - 2021)

ENVEO is partner in the 4DANtarctica Project, the overall aim of this project is to advance our understanding of the Antarctic Ice Sheet’s supra and subglacial hydrology, its evolution, and its role within the broader ice sheet and ocean systems. ENVEO is leading the development of melt products from Sentinel-1 SAR.

Project Team: School of Geosciences - University of Edinburgh, EarthWave, NERC (PI), British Antarctic Survey, Institute for Atmospheric and Climate Science, University of Leeds, University of Lancaster, Institute of Environmental Geosciences (IGE), ENVEO Environmental Earth Observation IT GmbH, ETH Zürich Institute for Applied Physics “Nello Carrara” (IFAC CNR), Technical University of Denmark (DTU), German Aerospace Center (DLR), Shepherd Space Ltd

Website: http://4d-antarctica.org/

ESA/Contract No. ESA/AO/1-9570/18/I-DT

ESA CCI+ Greenland Ice Sheet (2019 - 2021)

ENVEO is partner in the Greenland Ice Sheet CCI+ Project, which is part of the Climate Change Initiative of ESA and the continuation of the Ice Sheets CCI and Greenland Ice Sheet CCI (phase 2) projects. In GIS CCI+ ENVEO is leading the Greenland ice velocity product from Sentinel-1 SAR data.

Products are provided through ENVEO's CryoPortal and the CCI Open Data Portal.

Project Team: Asiaq Greenland Survey (ASIAQ), DTU-Space, Department of Geodynamics (DTU-S), DTU-Space, Department of Microwaves and Remote Sensing (DTU-N), Danish Meteorological Institute (DMI), Environmental Earth Observation IT GmbH (ENVEO), Science [&] Technology AS (S&T), Technische Universität Dresden (TUDr), The Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland (GEUS), The Niels Bohr Institute (NBI), University of Leeds, School of Earth and Environment (UL)

Website: http://www.esa-icesheets-greenland-cci.org/

 ESA/Contract No. 4000126023/19/I-NB

ESA CCI+ Antarctic Ice Sheet (2019 - 2021)

ENVEO is partner in the Antarctic Ice Sheet CCI+ Project, which is part of the Climate Change Initiative of ESA and the continuation of the Ice Sheets CCI and Antarctic Ice Sheet CCI (phase 2) projects. In AIS CCI+ ENVEO is leading the Antarctic ice velocity product from Sentinel-1 SAR data.

Products are provided through ENVEO's CryoPortal and the CCI Open Data Portal.

Project Team: DTU Microwaves and Remote Sensing Group (DTU-N), DTU Geodynamics Group (DTU-S), ENVironmental Earth Observation IT GmbH (ENVEO), Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR) Remote Sensing Technology Institute (IMF), Science [&] Technology AS (ST), Technische Universität Dresden (TUDr), University College London (UCL/MSSL), University of Leeds, School of Earth and Environment (UL)

Website: http://www.esa-icesheets-antarctica-cci.org/

ESA/Contract No. 4000126813/19/I-NB

ESA CCI+ Glaciers (2019 - 2021)

ENVEO is partner in the Glaciers CCI+ Project, which is part of the Climate Change Initiative of ESA and the continuation of the Glaciers CCI (phase 1 & phase 2) projects. In Glaciers CCI+ ENVEO is leading the ice velocity product from Sentinel-1 SAR data.

Products are provided through the Glaciers_cci CRDP 2 Database.

Project Team: Department of Geography, University of Zurich (GIUZ), Gamma Remote Sensing AG (GAMMA), Environmental Earth Observation IT GmbH (ENVEO), Department of Geosciences, University of Oslo (GUIO), School of Earth and Environment, University of Leeds (SEEL/UL)

Website: http://www.esa-glaciers-cci.org/

ESA/Contract No. 4000127593/19/I-NB

ESA CCI+ Snow (2018 - 2021)

ENVEO is leading the Snow CCI Project, which is part of the Climate Change Initiative extension (CCI+) of ESA. The main objective of the project is the generation of homogeneous, well calibrated, long-term time series of snow cover extent and snow water equivalent from multi-sensor satellite data for climate applications. ENVEO is leading the algorithm development and is contributing to the snow cover extent production from optical satellite data.

Project Team: ENVEO Environmental Earth Observation IT GmbH (PI), Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC), Eurac Research, Finnish Meteorological Institute (FMI), GAMMA Remote Sensing AG, Norwegian Computing Centre (NR), University of Berne, Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE), Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS / IGE), Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute (SMHI), University of Edinburgh

Websites: http://cci.esa.int/snow and http://snow-cci.enveo.at

ESA Contract No. 4000124098/18/I-NB

ESA STSE CryoSat+ Mountain Glaciers CCN (2018 - 2020)

The CCN of the ESA STSE CryoSat+ Mountain Glaciers further develops the capabilities of the CryoSat2 SARIn swath processor for mapping mountain glaciers in High Mountain Asia (HMA) and the Pacific Coast Range in Alaska (PCR).

Website: http://www.cryosat-mtg.org/

Project Team: University of Edinburgh (PI), Mullard Space Science Laboratory of the University College London (MSSL), ENVEO Environmental Earth Observation IT GmbH, and IsardSAT

ESA/Contract No. ESA/AO/1-8101/14/I-SBo

ESA EXPRO+ S2S3 Model Snow - Development and Demonstration of Synergistic Snow Products from Optical Sensors Data and Snow Models (2017 - 2019)

The main objectives of this project are to (i) investigate the synergistic use for Sentinel-2 and Sentinel-3 data for seasonal snow monitoring, (ii) develop a snow pack models driven by meteorological parameters to generate cloud cleared snow extent products (i.e. observation gaps caused by clouds are filled) from optical satellite data, and (iii) demonstrate the synergistic use of the snow pack model and the snow extent products from Sentinel-2 and Sentinel-3 data.

Project Team: Catalysts GmbH (PI), ENVEO Environmental Earth Observation IT GmbH

ESA Contract No. 4000119901/17/I-EF

ESA - KaSARApp - KA-Band SAR Application Consolidation and Requirement Definition Study (2018 - 2019)

The project aims at (i) identifying key applications for a Ka-band SAR mission, with an emphasis on SPInSAR applications, (ii) deriving the corresponding mission requirements, assessing the expected L2 performance by means of an end-to-end simulation tool, to be developed within the activity, and by the analysis of available data sets, and (iii) consolidating and refining the mission and system concept, exploiting trade-off spaces identified during the study. ENVEO is subcontractor responsible for cryosphere and natural hazards.

Project Team: Delft University of Technology (PI), ENVEO Environmental Earth Observation IT GmbH, Aresys, DARES, Sapienza-Universita di Roma, Thales Alenia-Space

ESA Contract No. 4000122671/17/NL/FF/gp

ESA EXPRO+ L-band SAR Applications and Requirements Consolidation Study (2017 - 2019)

This study aims to consolidate the application needs and the observation requirements for future operational L-band SAR missions, as well as to define the corresponding preliminary mission and technical requirements. The study encompassses the whole chain from the definition of a mission goal to the final plannning of a mission with the spacecraft. As the study is launched for 15 months the analysis can be done only on a basis of a first order assessment of the complete chain.

Project Team: DLR / HR (PI), DLR / IMF, ENVEO Environmental Earth Observation IT GmbH, Univ. Oslo, Univ. Leeds, GAMMA, IFREMER, Univ. Alicante, DTU Space, GMV, OHN, Airbus Defence.

ESA Contract.

ESA STSE CryoSat+ CryoTop Evolution (2016 - 2019)

The aim of the CryoTop Evolution is to generate L2, L3 and L4 products over the Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets from swath processing of CryoSat SARIn mode data.

Project Team: University of Edinburgh (PI), University of Leeds, isardSAT, ENVEO

Website: http://cryotop-evolution.org/