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ESA Projects

ESA EXPRO+ AlpSnow - Alps Regional Initiative - Science ALPSNOWATER (2020 - 2022)

The main objective of this project is to develop an integrated, coheren dataset as comprehensive and advanced as possible characterising snow parameters over the Alps. To achieve a new Alpine dedicated snow dataset describing the snow, its dynamics and its properties, novel EO-based algorithms and techniques will be explored, developed and validated. A coherent dataset of the following snow parameters will be developed and generated over the entire Alps: 1) snow area extent, 2) snow albedo, 3) snow water equivalent, 4) snow depth, 5) snow grain size, f) snow liquid water content (wet snow). 

Project Team: ENVEO Environmental Earth Observation IT GmbH (PI), EURAC Academia Europea Bolzano (EURAC), Zentralanstalt für Meteorologie und Geodynamik (ZAMG), Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V. (DLR), Environmental Protection Agency of Aosta Valley (ARPA VdA), University of Edinburgh (UED), University of Innsbruck (UIBK), Institut für Schnee- und Lawinenforschung (SLF).

Website: coming soon...

ESA Contract No. 4000132770/20/I-NB

ESA SnowPEx+ - Satellite Snow Products Intercomparison and Evaluation Exercise CCN-2 (2020 - 2022)

The main objective of the SnowPEx+ project is to perform the intercomparison of recently developed snow extent and SWE products (new algorithms, new sensors) for the period 2015-2020, and document intercomparison and validation results, analyse temporal trends for snow extent and snow water equivalent. The 3rd International Satellite Snow Product Intercomparison Workshop (ISSPI-3) is planned for 2021 as part of the SnowPEx+ project.

Project Team: ENVEO Environmental Earth Observation IT GmbH (PI), Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC), Finnish Meteorological Institute (FMI), Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE).

Website: http://snowpex.enveo.at

ESA Contract No.4000111278/14/I-LG

ESA POLAR+ - Ice Shelves (2020 - 2022)

ENVEO is partner in the ESA POLAR+ Ice Shelves project, aiming on the exploitation of the 25-year record of ESA satellite observations to generate new measurements of ice shelf thickness change, ice speed, crack propagation, area change, and surface and basal melt across Antarctic Ice Shelves. The aim of this project is to produce a suite of Earth Observation datasets to characterise how ice shelves in Antarctica have changed over the last decade, and to make use of these data sets to investigate the physical processes driving this evolution.

Project Team: University of Leeds (UoL) (PI), ENVEO Environmental Earth Observation IT GmbH, Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR), Finnish Meteorological Institute (FMI), University of Edinburgh (UE), EarthWave Ltd

Website: https://polar-iceshelf.org/

ESA Contract No. 4000132186/20/I-EF

ESA POLAR+ EO4SMB - Earth Observation for Surface Mass Balance (2020 - 2022)

ENVEO is partner in the Earth Observation for Surface Mass Balance (EO4SMB) project. The EO4SMB study addresses Theme 4 of ESA’s POLAR+ call, and forms part of ESA’s Polar Science Cluster of projects. The aim of EO4SMB is to investigate the feasibility of measuring ice sheet Surface Mass Balance from space. The study will focus primarily on exploiting measurements from ESA’s ice mission, CryoSat-2, to derive a portfolio of SMB parameters covering the period 2010-2020.

Project Team: Lancaster University (LU) (PI), Technical University of Denmark (DTU), ENVEO Environmental Earth Observation IT GmbH, Science [&] Technology AS (S[&]T), Shepherd Space Ltd

Website: https://smb.eo4cryo.dk/

ESA Contract No. 4000132154/20/I-EF

ESA POLAR+ 4DGreenland (2020 - 2022)

ENVEO is partner in the 4DGreenland Project. The main objective of the project is to perform an integrated assessment of the Greenland hydrology, with a focus on maximizing the use of Earth Observation data in determining each of the three major components and their interconnections: surface melt processes, supraglacial storage and drainage, and subglacial melt, drainage and lakes.

Project Team: Technical University of Denmark (DTU) (PI), ENVEO Environmental Earth Observation IT GmbH, Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland (GEUS), Lancaster University (LU), Finnish Meteorological Institute (FMI), German Aerospace Center (DLR), EarthWave Ltd, Shepherd Space Ltd, Science [&] Technology AS (S[&]T)

Website: https://4dgreenland.eo4cryo.dk/

ESA Contract No.

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 EXPRO+ - PHAB-IV - Phase-based Sentinel-1 Ice Velocity (2020 - 2021)

ENVEO is partner in the ESA EXPRO+ - PHAB-IV Study. The main objective of the project is to develop the technical basis for an advanced ice velocity product for ice sheets and ice caps with improved spatial resolution and accuracy.

Project Team: Technical University of Denmark (DTU) (PI), ENVEO Environmental Earth Observation IT GmbH, Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland (GEUS)

Website: https://eo4society.esa.int/projects/phab-iv/

ESA Contract No. 4000129620/19/I-DT

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 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+ 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