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3D-Earth The goal of this project is establish a global 3D reference model model of the crust and upper mantle based on the analysis of satellite gravity and (electro-)magnetic missions in combination with seismological models and analyse the feedback [...] UNIVERSITY OF KIEL (DE) Science science, solid earth
4DANTARCTICA Ice sheets are a key component of the Earth system, impacting on global sea level, ocean circulation and bio-geochemical processes. Significant quantities of liquid water are being produced and transported at the ice sheet surface, base, and [...] UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH (GB) Science cryosphere, polar science cluster, science
AALM4INFRAM: ARCTIC ACTIVE LAYER MONITORING FOR INFRASTRUCTURE MANAGEMENT This project will use various InSAR based approaches to characterize changes in land subsidence rates due to permafrost melting in southern Greenland and assess the impact such changes are having on critical infrastructure in the region. GAMMA REMOTE SENSING AG (CH) Digital Platform Services climate change, land, permanently open call, SAR, snow and ice
Advanced Sentinel-1 analysis ready data for Africa Historically for land application, synthetic aperture radar (SAR) satellite imagery has often been seen only as as complement to optical remote sensing in cloud covered areas.

There are several reasons for this:

1) the threshold of [...]
NORTHERN RESEARCH INSTITUTE (NORUT) (NO) Sustainable Development permanently open call, SAR
AI and EO as Innovative Methods for Monitoring West Nile Virus Spread (AIDEO) AI and EO as Innovative Methods for Monitoring West Nile Virus Spread (AIDEO) is being developed by the Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale dell’Abruzzo e del Molise “G. Caporale”, a veterinary public health institution that has an established [...] Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale (IT) Digital Platform Services artificial intelligence, enterprise, permanently open call
ALBIOM (ALtimetry for BIOMass) The ALBIOM project (ALtimetry for BIOMass) proposes to derive forest biomass using SAR Altimetry Data from the Copernicus Sentinel-3 (S3) Mission.

Biomass is at present monitored globally using optical satellites, SAR and LiDAR technology, [...]
DEIMOS SPACE UK LTD (GB) Scientific exploitation - Science & Exploitation
Arctic + Salinity Sea Surface Salinity (SSS) is a key indicator of the freshwater fluxes and an important variable to understand the changes the Arctic is facing. However, salinity in-situ measurements are very sparse in the Arctic region. For this reason, remote [...] ARGANS LIMITED (GB) Science ocean science cluster, oceans, polar science cluster, science
Arctic Crowdsourcing This project will develop enhanced Earth Observations (EO) services for Arctic applications planned for C-CORE’s Coresight Platform to include community/crowd sourced very high resolution drone data and other forms of field data that support [...] C-CORE CENTRE FOR COLD OCEAN RESOURCES ENGINEERING (CA) Digital Platform Services permanently open call, platforms
ARCTIC+ SEA ICE MASS The Arctic is a complex region encompassing different physical and biogeochemical processes and interactions among several components of the Earth system (e.g., sea ice, ocean, glaciers, ice caps, the Greenland Ice Sheet, snow, lakes and river [...] ISARDSAT SP. Z O.O. (PL) Science science, snow and ice
ARCTIC+ SNOW ON SEA ICE The Arctic is a complex region encompassing different physical and biogeochemical processes and interactions among several components of the Earth system (e.g., sea ice, ocean, glaciers, ice caps, the Greenland Ice Sheet, snow, lakes and river [...] ISARDSAT SP. Z O.O. (PL) Science science, snow and ice
ARCTIC+ THEME 3 – FRESH WATER FLUXES (ArcFlux) The Arctic is a complex region encompassing different physical and biogeochemical processes and interactions among several components of the Earth system (e.g., sea ice, ocean, glaciers, ice caps, the Greenland Ice Sheet, snow, lakes and river [...] TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF DENMARK (DK) Science science, water cycle and hydrology, water resources
ArcticSummIT: Arctic Summer Ice Thickness Living Planet Fellowship research project carried out by Jack Landy.

Arctic-SummIT will deliver, for the first time, a sea ice thickness product during summer months from the ESA Cryosat-2 satellite. As the extent of Arctic sea ice has [...]
UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL (GB) Science cryosphere, living planet fellows, polar science cluster, science
ARKTALAS HOAVVA PROJECT The multi-disciplinary, long-term, satellite-based Earth Observations (EO) form a tremendous synergy of data and information products that should to be more systematically and consistently explored, from the short synoptic time scales to the [...] NANSEN ENVIRONMENTAL AND REMOTE SENSING CENTER (NO) Science cryosphere, ocean science cluster, oceans, polar science cluster, science
Asian Development Bank Resident Support Through this activity ESA is deploying an EO information expert (Technical Secondment) to the headquarters of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) in Manila, Philippines, for a 2-year period. This activity is implemented in conjunction with ESA's [...] Sustainable Development sustainable development
Atlantic Meridional Transect Ocean Flux from satellite campaign (AMT4OceanSatFlux) This project estimates of the air-sea flux of CO2 calculated from a suite of satellite products over a range of Atlantic Ocean provinces. It deploys state-of-the-art eddy co-variance methods to provide independent verification of satellite [...] UK RESEARCH AND INNOVATION (GB) Science ocean science cluster, oceans, science
Automatic orthorectification service for VHR optical satellite data The main objective of this project is to develop a prototype automatic orthorectification service for optical satellite images that will be ready for deployment into the cloud.

The project will specify, implement and test a service for [...]
ZRC SAZU – Research Centre of the S (SI) Enterprise permanently open call
BALTIC+ Geodetic SAR for Baltic Height System Unification (SAR-HSU) Height systems and related sea level observations are based on a number of measurement systems, which all have their own characteristics and deliver different type of observations. Traditionally, sea level is observed at tide gauge stations, [...] TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF MUNICH (DE) Science baltic, GOCE, SAR, science
BALTIC+ Salinity Dynamics This project aims to study the potential benefit of incorporating satellite-derived Sea Surface Salinity (SSS) measurements into oceanographic and environmental applications within the Baltic Sea. For such purpose, a team led by ARGANS Ltd (UK) [...] ARGANS FRANCE (FR) Science baltic, ocean science cluster, science
BALTIC+ Sea-Land biogeochemical linkages (SeaLaBio) The overall goal of the ESA funded project Baltic+ SeaLaBio (Sea-Land Biogeochemical linkages) running from Dec 2018 to May 2020 is to develop methods for assessing carbon dynamics and eutrophication in the Baltic Sea through integrated use of [...] FINNISH ENVIRONMENT INSTITUTE (SYKE) (FI) Science baltic, carbon cycle, coastal zone, ocean science cluster
BALTIC+ SEAL – Sea Level The current knowledge of the water circulation in the Baltic Sea comes essentially from in situ observations and models. The Baltic+ SEAL (Sea Level) Project aims at providing a consistent description of the sea level variability in the Baltic [...] TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF MUNICH (DE) Science altimeter, applications, baltic, marine environment, ocean science cluster, science
BathySent – An Innovative Method to Retrieve Global Coastal Bathymetry from Sentinel-2 The BathySent project aims at the development of an automated method for mapping coastal bathymetry (water depths) on the basis of Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission. The interest of using Sentinel-2 data lies on the capacity to cover large areas [...] BUREAU DE RECHERCHES GEOLOGIQUES ET MINIERES (BRGM) (FR) Science coastal zone, ocean science cluster, permanently open call, science
BIOMASCAT: Assessing vegetation carbon dynamics from multi-decadal spaceborne observations Characterization of forest biogeochemical cycles is of paramount importance in Earth system science to understand contemporaneous dynamics and for expanding global land models in order to predict future trends of vegetation and climate. Thanks [...] GAMMA REMOTE SENSING AG (CH) Science carbon cycle, permanently open call, science
Business Model Validation for Exploitation Platforms This activity shall validate the specific business model of the EODC initiative for its possible reuse in the context of the Exploitation Platform programmatic activities. EODC EARTH OBSERVATION DATA CENTRE FOR WATER RESOURCES MONITORING (AT) Digital Platform Services platforms
CadasterENV Austria, Multi-Scale and Multi-Purpose Land Cover Monitoring System in Austria In order to meet the reporting obligations from international conventions, European directives and national legislations, countries are required to produce up to date, detailed and harmonised information on their land cover and its use, at [...] GEOVILLE (AT) Applications applications, land cover
CadasterENV Sweden, Multi-Scale and Multi-Purpose Land Cover Monitoring System in Sweden In order to meet the reporting obligations from international conventions, European directives and national legislations , countries are required to produce up to date, detailed and harmonised information on their land cover and its use, at [...] METRIA MILJOEANALYS (SE) Applications applications, land cover
Cloudfree Mosaic Platform Pathfinder This activity shall demonstrate platform efficiency in generatong a worldwide cloudfree Sentinel-2 mosaic at full resolution EOX IT SERVICES GMBH (AT) Digital Platform Services platforms
Coastal erosion 1 The Coastal Erosion project shall be conceived as EO application project that aim at developing innovative EO products and methods in response to authoritative end-user requirements. The Coastal Erosion project shall prepare the ground for a [...] I-SEA (FR) Applications applications, coastal zone, ocean science cluster
Coastal erosion 2 The Coastal Erosion project shall be conceived as EO application project that aim at developing innovative EO products and methods in response to authoritative end-user requirements. The Coastal Erosion project shall prepare the ground for a [...] ARGANS LIMITED (GB) Applications coastal zone, ocean science cluster
Coastal Thematic Exploitation Platform Through the provision of access to large volumes of EO and in-situ data, computing resources, algorithm development space and the fundamental processing software required to extract temporal and spatial information from Big Data, C-TEP shall [...] ACRI-ST S.A.S. (FR) Digital Platform Services applications, coastal zone, platforms
Commercial Operator Identity Hub (COIH): Identity as a Service for the Network of EO Resources In the context of Space 4.0 and its “EO Innovation Europe” concept, the European Space Agency (ESA) is forming a new ecosystem for exploitation of EO data under the name “Network of EO Resources”. The main goal is to bring the numerous and [...] DEIMOS SPACE S.L.U (ES) Digital Platform Services platforms
COMMUNITY EARTH OBSERVATION INTELLIGENCE SERVICE: PROTOTYPING FOR SCALE At present NGOs/CSOs have limited expertise in accessing and utilizing EO data. This project is working with NGOs adressinghuman rights concerns and will develop methodologies for integrating in-situ (citizen data collection), drone and EO data [...] OMANOS ANALYTICS (GB) Digital Platform Services permanently open call, platforms, sustainable development
ConsIstent Retrieval of Cloud Aerosol Surface CIRCAS aims at providing a set of atmospheric (cloud and aerosol) and surface (albedo) products derived from S3A/SLSTR observations retrieved using the same radiative transfer physics and assumptions.The retrieval is based on the CISAR (Combined [...] RAYFERENCE SPRL (BE) Science atmosphere, science
CONSTRACK – Remote construction site monitoring Usually, construction projects are structured through different phases: analysis, planning, design, construction, closing and post monitoring.

The project execution phase (Phase 2 – Construction) is usually the longest phase in the project [...]
STARLAB BARCELONA SL (ES) Enterprise permanently open call, urban
Contribution of Swarm data to the prompt detection of Tsunamis and other natural hazards (COSTO) The main objective of COSTO (Contribution of Swarm data to the prompt detection of Tsunamis and other natural hazards) project is to better characterize, understand and discover coupling processes and interactions between the [...] UNIVERSITY OF WARMIA AND MAZURY IN (PL) Science ionosphere and magnetosphere, science, solid earth
CROWDVAL: Using Crowdsourcing and Innovative Approaches to Evaluate and Validate ESA’s Land Cover Products The CrowdVal project had five main objectives:

Develop new innovative sampling schemes that allow a stratification and bias removal via road networks and that take other constraints into account for in-situ data collection;
Enhance [...]
INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR APPLIED (AT) Applications land cover, permanently open call
CryoSat Plus For Oceans (CP4O) The “CryoSat Plus for Oceans” (CP4O) project, supported by the ESA Support to Science Element (STSE) Programme and by CNES, was dedicated to the exploitation of CryoSat-2 data over the open and coastal ocean. The general objectives of the CP4O [...] SATELLITE OCEANOGRAPHIC CONSULTANTS LTD. (GB) Science altimeter, coastal zone, oceans, polar science cluster, SAR, SARin, science
CryoSat-2 for enhanced sea-ice thickness and ocean observations in Antarctica: “CryoSat+ Antarctic Ocean” Why has Antarctic sea ice experienced a small increase in extent over the past decades in stark contrast to the rapid decline observed in the Arctic? What role are the Southern Ocean and sea ice playing in controlling the Deep Water formation [...] MULLARD SPACE SCIENCE LABORATORY – UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON (GB) Science Antarctica, oceans, polar science cluster, science, snow and ice
CryoSat+ Mountain Glaciers The purpose of this project is to quantify the volume, mass change and contribution to sea level change of mountain glaciers using dataset from the CryoSat satellite radar altimeter. Here we propose to generate mountain glacier elevation and [...] UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH (GB) Science cryosphere, polar science cluster, science
CryoSMOS In recent years the possibility of using L-band space-borne radiometers for monitoring the Cryosphere has been investigated using data available from new space missions ((ESA SMOS and NASA Aquarius and SMAP). The interest in L-band relies on the [...] IFAC-CNR ISTITUTO DI FISICA APPLICATA ” NELLO CARRARA” (IT) Science cryosphere, science, SMOS, snow and ice
CRYOSPHERE VIRTUAL LABORATORY EXPRO + Despite considerable research progress in understanding the polar region over the last decades, many gaps remain in observational capabilities and scientific knowledge. These gaps limit present ability to understand and interpret on-going [...] NORCE Norwegian Research Centre AS (NO) Science cryosphere, polar science cluster, science
CTEO – CryptoTradeable EO EO derived information are increasingly being used as the basis for a range of sensitive decisions linked to commercial operations, public safety and environmental security. At the same time, developments in ICT capablity enable an expanded [...] PLANETEK ITALIA SRL (IT) Enterprise blockchain, permanently open call, platforms, security
DACES – Detection of Anthropogenic CO2 Emissions Sources The project aims at developing a new methodology for detecting anthropogenic carbon dioxide emission sources. CO2 data from OCO-2 and NO2, SO2 and CO data from Sentinel-5P are collocated. The plan is to analyze these data in synergy to better [...] FINNISH METEOROLOGICAL INSTITUTE (FI) Science atmosphere, carbon cycle, permanently open call, science
Datacube Demonstration for TPM The service shall enables advanced data access and retrieval capabilities on global to local / low to very high resolution EO products, based on OGC WCS and WCPS APIs. The project implements a showcase for Landsat European coverage and [...] MEEO S.R.L. (IT) Digital Platform Services platforms
Delay-Doppler Altimetry Studio This project aims at providing to the scientific community the means to understand and use the low levels of Altimetry data and how these data are processed, by providing them with a Fully Adaptable and Configureable Delay Doppler Processor  [...] ISARDSAT LTD. (GB) Science altimeter, applications
Development of pan-European Multi-Sensor Snow Mapping Methods Exploiting Sentinel-1 The main objective is the development, implementation and validation of methods and tools for generating maps of snowmelt area based on SAR data of the Sentinel-1 mission and the combination with snow products derived from optical sensors of [...] ENVEO – ENVIRONMENTAL EARTH OBSERVATION INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY GMBH (AT) Science applications, polar science cluster, SAR, science
DryPan: Novel EO data for improved agricultural drought impact forecasting in the Pannonian basin The Pannonian basin is a sheltered region, with relatively low levels of precipitation (< 600 mm/year), therefore its surrounding mountains are considered a key water source. Over the last decades several drought episodes took place. [...] EODC EARTH OBSERVATION DATA CENTRE FOR WATER RESOURCES MONITORING (AT) Science agriculture, applications, climate change, science, water resources
e-Drift (Disaster risk financing and transfer) Disaster Risk Financing (DRF) can increase the ability of national and local governments, homeowners, businesses, agricultural producers, and low-income populations to respond more quickly and resiliently to disasters by strengthening public [...] CIMA RESEARCH FOUNDATION (IT) Enterprise regional initiatives, science
Earth Observation data For Science and Innovation in the Black Sea (EO4SIBS) In the frame of the ESA Regional Initiatives, a set of coordinated activities between science, public sector, industry growth and infrastructure components focussing on regional priorities with high interest for Member States, a number of [...] UNIVERSITY OF LIEGE (BE) Science ocean science cluster, oceans, regional initiatives, science
Earth Observation for Poverty – EO4Poverty Poverty is one of the chronic problems of the XXI century and, despite the recent decrease of global economic inequalities between and within countries, in 2016 about 800 million people still lived in extreme poverty condition, with many of them [...] MindEarth (CH) Applications mapping/cartography, permanently open call
Earth System Data Lab (ESDL) The main objective of the Earth System Data Lab (ESDL) project is to establish and operate a service to the scientific community that greatly facilitates access and exploitation of the multivariate data set in the ESDL and by this means advances [...] BROCKMANN CONSULT GMBH (DE) Science land, marine environment, oceans, platforms, science
EARTHSIGNATURE_AI Monitoring of cropland has been critical for several national and international programmes (e.g., Sustainable Development Goals – #2 Zero Hunger, European Common Agriculture Policy). Furthermore, early identification of crops is becoming more [...] CS SYSTEMES D’INFORMATION (FR) Enterprise artificial intelligence, land cover, permanently open call, sustainable development
Education Platform This activity will provide a platform for educational purposes SINERGISE LTD. (SI) Digital Platform Services platforms, training and education
EO Innovation Platform Testbed Poland The project shall validate procurement mechanisms for a cloud-based resource tier, offering bundled infrastructure (IaaS) and data services (DaaS) to the users, based at minimum on MERIS full resolution, S-2 and Landsat data, possibly extending [...] CREOTECH INSTRUMENTS SA (PL) Digital Platform Services platforms
EO Mammals Earth Observation (EO) data has been extensively used over the years to assist on the management of marine mammal populations either by establishing protected areas where stakeholders’ activity are reduced, or by minimizing the impact of [...] THE OCEANIC PLATFORM OF THE CANARY ISLANDS (ES) Applications applications, permanently open call
EO Network of Resources Exploitation Platforms are the central element of ESAs Earth Observation (EO) Innovation Europe concept which envisages an open network of EO Exploitation Platforms based on coordinating expertise spread across Europe. The concept aims at the [...] CLOUDEO AG (DE) Digital Platform Services platforms
EO tracking of marine debris in the Mediterranean Sea from public satellites One of the most significant unknown factors in marine debris is the flux of plastic from land based sources into the marine environment. This project is testing techniques to combine EO and UAV data to detect different types and volumes of [...] ARGANS LIMITED (GB) Enterprise oceans, permanently open call
EO4CBI: Earth Observation for City Biodiversity Index (DUE Innovator III Series) Capturing the status and trends of biodiversity and ecosystem services in urban landscapes represents an important part of understanding whether a metropolitan area is developing in a sustainable manner. The City Biodiversity Index (CBI) was [...] SPACE 4 ENVIRONMENT (LU) Applications applications, urban
EO4SD – Agriculture and Rural Development EO4SD - Agriculture and Rural Development project - aims at demonstrating the benefits of EO-based geo-information products and services to support agricultural monitoring and management tasks, in particular projects and programmes of the [...] ELEAF B.V. (NL) Sustainable Development agriculture, sustainable development
EO4SD – Climate Resilience The ESA EO4SD Climate Resilience project encapsulates heterogeneous and multi-disciplinary knowledge to provide answer about the real potential of Earth Observation in supporting climate resilience decision making at regional and national scale, [...] GMV AEROSPACE AND DEFENCE, SA (ES) Sustainable Development climate change, sustainable development
EO4SD – DISASTER RISK REDUCTION The ESA EO4SD Disaster Risk Reduction project aims to promote the adoption of Earth Observation-based products and services mainstreamed into the working processes of IFIs funded projects that seek to prevent or mitigate the adverse impacts of [...] INDRA SISTEMAS (ES) Sustainable Development disaster risk, sustainable development
EO4SD – Eastern Partnership EO4EP – Earth Observation for Eastern Partnership is an ESA initiative which aims to achieve a step increase in the uptake of satellite-based environmental information in the development programs implemented by the World Bank and the European [...] SPACE RESEARCH CENTRE, POLISH ACADEMY OF SCIENCES (PL) Sustainable Development sustainable development
EO4SD – Marine and Coastal Resources Management The objective of this contract is to develop and demonstrate a portfolio of EO based information services that can be embedded into a critical mass of investment projects funded by International Development Banks which address marine and coastal [...] NATURAL ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH COUNCIL (GB) Sustainable Development coastal zone, marine environment, sustainable development
EO4SD – Support to States affected by Fragility, Conflict and Violence The objective of this contract is to develop and demonstrate a set of EO based information services to support the activities of International Development Banks in areas affected by fragility, conflict and violence. This includes activities [...] CLS COLLECTE LOCALISATION SATELLITES (FR) Sustainable Development security, sustainable development
EO4SD – Urban Development The EO4SD-Urban project aims at demonstrating the benefits of satellite Earth Observation-based geoinformation products to support urban planning tasks, in the context of projects and programmes of Mulatilateral Development Banks (MDBs) such as [...] GAF AG (DE) Sustainable Development sustainable development, urban
EO4SD – Water Resources Management EO4SD – Earth Observation for Sustainable Development – is a new ESA initiative which aims to achieve a step increase in the uptake of satellite-based environmental information in the IFIs regional and global programs. It will follow a [...] DHI GRAS A/S (DK) Sustainable Development sustainable development, water resources
EO4SD LAB: A COMMUNITY INITIATIVE FOR DEVELOPMENT AID The goal of the EO4SD-Lab project is to facilitate and promote increased use of Earth Observation (EO)-derived information by a range of users within the sustainable development community. This will be achieved by the creation and deployment of [...] CGI IT UK LIMITED (GB) Sustainable Development sustainable development
EO4URBAN, Multi-Temporal Sentinel-1 SAR and Sentinel-2 MSI Data for Global Urban Services (DUE Innovator III Series) More than half of the people on the planet live in cities and the situatiuon will further worsen with another 2.5 billion people expected to move into cities by 2050. The information decision makers need for their urban planning activities are [...] KTH ROYAL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY IN STOCKHOLM (SE) Applications applications, urban
EOCYTES: Evaluation of the effect of Ozone on Crop Yields and the TErrestrial carbon pool using Satellite data Living Planet Fellowship research project carried out by Jasdeep Singh Anand.

Terrestrial ecosystems are a major carbon pool, and so act to mitigate anthropogenic climate change. However, vegetation in these carbon pools are damaged by [...]
UNIVERSITY OF LEICESTER (GB) Science carbon cycle, living planet fellows, science
EOMall The Objective of this activity is to develop an on-line Marketplace for the EO Service sector. Known as EOMall, the platform will enable the interactive promotion of downstream EO-based products & services focused on the needs of a global [...] EVERSIS SP. Z O.O. (PL) Enterprise enterprise
EOStat-Poland The EOStat project is co financed by EOEP5 and a Polish Industry Incentive Scheme Program (PLIIS) and aiming to facilitate the growth of strategic space applications sectors in Poland where new EO-methods methods and services integrated with [...] INSTITUTE OF GEODESY AND CARTOGRAPHY (PL) Enterprise agriculture, enterprise
European Data Cube Facility The European Data Cube Facility service is providing fast access to a considerable amount of EO information from instrument data up to environmental variables and in order to establish a “bridge from Space to Applications”.

It capitalizes on [...]
SINERGISE LTD. (SI) Digital Platform Services platforms
Federated Identity Management Pathfinders Several different activities to explore the notion of having Federated Identities for EO Exploitation, allowing a user to access services using its home organisation account, e.g. university account being used to access a DLR service or an ATOS [...] CGI IT UK LIMITED (GB) Digital Platform Services platforms
Flexible ONBoard Data Analysis The amount of data coming from imaging sensors increases steadily and a modern imaging sensor creates frames of several megapixels at a high frame acquisition rate. These imaging sensors with their large data output are mounted on spaceborne [...] SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY AS (NO) Enterprise permanently open call, platforms
Food Security Thematic Exploitation Platform The main goal of this activity is to develop a Thematic Exploitation Platform (TEP) dedicated to Food Security in order to support sustainable agriculture, aquaculture and fisheries by providing access to data, processing tools and computing [...] VISTA GEOWISSENSCHAFTLICHE FERNERKUNDUNG GMBH (DE) Digital Platform Services platforms
ForEarth The objective of the ForEarth project is to provide a mobile-oriented environmental alert service dedicated to public institutions, scientists and citizens to keep a close watch on their surrounding environment based on freely-available [...] GEOMATYS (FR) Sustainable Development permanently open call, sustainable development
Forestry Thematic Exploitation Platform Forestry Thematic Exploitation Platform (Forestry TEP) shall enable commercial, governmental and research users in the forestry sector globally to efficiently access satellite data based processing services and tools for generating value-added [...] VTT TECHNICAL RESEARCH CENTRE OF FINLAND LTD (FI) Digital Platform Services applications, forestry, platforms
GAME.EO Recent years have brought tremendous advancements in the area of automated information extraction from Earth Observation (EO) imagery, but problems still remain since even state-of-the-art algorithms based on imagery alone do not provide a [...] GISAT S.R.O. (CZ) Enterprise permanently open call, platforms, sustainable development
GammaCloud: Feasiblity of using S1 Terrain Flattened Gamma_0 backscatter across EO platforms The Copernicus programme driven by the European Commission (EC) in cooperation with ESA, provides unprecedented volumes of free and open Earth Observation (EO) data. The Copernicus Sentinel satellites collect data in different domains for the [...] EODC EARTH OBSERVATION DATA CENTRE FOR WATER RESOURCES MONITORING (AT) Digital Platform Services permanently open call, platforms, Sentinel-1
Geohazards Thematic Exploitation Platform The Geohazards Exploitation Platform or GEP aims to support the exploitation of satellite EO for geohazards. In particular it is a contribution to the CEOS WG Disasters to support its Seismic Hazards Pilot and terrain deformation applications of [...] TERRADUE SRL (IT) Digital Platform Services platforms
Geopedia Pay-Per-Use Demonstration on Optical High-Resolution Cloud Platform The project enables the Sentinel-Hub functions for MERIS, ESA Landsat and shall validate procurement mechanisms for a cloud-based resource tier, offering bundled infrastructure (IaaS) and data services (DaaS) to the users, based at minimum on [...] SLOVENIAN CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE FOR SPACE SCIENCES AND TECHNOLOGIES (SPACE-SI) (SI) Digital Platform Services platforms
GEORICE (DUE Innovator III Series) The GEORICE innovator addresses research priorities within the Group of Earth Observation Global Agricultural Monitoring (GEOGLAM) initiative related to SAR techniques for rice monitoring. The project developed and demonstrated EO products for [...] UNIVERSITE TOULOUSE III – PAUL SABATIER (FR) Applications agriculture, applications
GlobDiversity: Development of High-Resolution RS-Enabled EBVs on the Structure and Function of Terrestrial Ecosystems A global knowledge of the state of and changes to biological diversity can only be based on a combination of in-situ and remotely sensed observations integrated into a comprehensive biodiversity knowledge system. The needs to integrate satellite [...] UNIVERSITY OF ZURICH (CH) Applications applications, ecosystems/vegetation
GlobWetland Africa: Development of EO Tools for the Conservation, Wise-Use and Effective Management of Wetlands in Africa GlobWetland Africa aims at facilitating the exploitation of satellite observations for the conservation, wise-use and effective management of wetlands in Africa, by providing African stakeholders with EO methods and tools to fulfil their Ramsar [...] DHI GRAS A/S (DK) Applications applications, water resources
GOCE gravity gradients for time-variable applications (GOCE4TV-APPs) The gravity gradients of the highly successful ESA Earth Explorer mission GOCE (Gravity field and steady-state ocean circulation explorer), which have been reprocessed by applying enhanced calibration strategies in the frame of the ESA project [...] TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF MUNICH (DE) Science permanently open call, science, solid earth, water cycle and hydrology
GOCE+ ANTARCTICA The overarching objective of this activity is to explore the potential of GOCE to improve lithospheric modelling over Antarctica, to reduce uncertainties in bedrock topography and to study the implication on GIA modelling based on the derived [...] UNIVERSITY OF KIEL (DE) Science Antarctica, GOCE, polar science cluster, science
GOCE++Dynamic Topography at the Coast and Tide Gauge Unification (DYCOT) The objective of this activity is a consolidated and improved understanding and modelling of coastal processes and physics responsible for sea level changes on various temporal/spatial scales. In practice, this study shall combine several [...] TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF DENMARK (DK) Science oceans, science
GODAE OCEAN OBSERVING SYSTEM EVALUATION OF SATELLITE SEA SURFACE SALINITY AND EL NINO 2015 (SMOS-NINO15) SMOS Sea Surface Salinity (SSS) is not yet widely used by the ocean modelling community. In part this is due to the technical challenges of assimilating satellite SSS and assessing the impact of the assimilation using objective tools and [...] CLS COLLECTE LOCALISATION SATELLITES (FR) Science oceans, science, SMOS
Gravitational Seismology This project analyses the extent to which tectonic processes at plate boundaries give rise to changes that can be detected as variations in gravitational acceleration. The requirements for sensitivity are now being fed into preparatory studies [...] UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI MILANO (IT) Science permanently open call, science
Harmonised Landsat-8 and Sentinel-2 Analysis-Ready Products The project proposes an innovative prototype (pre-operational demonstration) service providing analysis-ready harmonized Landsat-8 and Sentinel-2 data/products to the user for easy exploitation. The service will be embedded as a SNAP “plug in”, [...] TELESPAZIO VEGA UK LIMITED (GB) Digital Platform Services permanently open call, platforms
HI-FIVE: High-Resolution Forest Coverage with InSAR & Deforestation Surveillance Living Planet Fellowship research project carried out by Francescopaolo Sica.

Forests are of paramount importance for the Earth’s ecosystem, since they play a key-role in reducing the concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and in [...]
DLR – GERMAN AEROSPACE CENTER (DE) Science biosphere, living planet fellows, science
Hydrology Thematic Exploitation Platform The Hydrology TEP shall offer:
- a Community Platform: an open, collaborative and inclusive community where users can SHARE information, knowledge, algorithms, methods, tools, results, products, services.
- a Service Platform: a portal [...]
ISARDSAT S.L. (ES) Digital Platform Services applications, platforms, water resources
ICEFLOW: Short-term movements in the Cryosphere Living Planet Fellowship research project carried out by Bas Altena.

Earth observation plays an important role in society and business, today, and more so in the near future. Several times a day, satellite systems acquire data over targeted [...]
UNIVERSITY OF OSLO (NO) Science cryosphere, living planet fellows, polar science cluster, science
Impact of 3D Cloud Structures on the Atmospheric Trace Gas Products From UV-Vis Sounders In current atmospheric trace gas retrieval schemes exploiting UV-vis sounder data, clouds are treated in a simplistic way ignoring 3D structures and cloud shadows. In this activity, the impact of such cloud effects on trace gas products is [...] NILU – NORWEGIAN INSTITUTE FOR AIR RESEARCH (NO) Science atmosphere, science
Improved Atmospheric Spectroscopy Databases Enable better exploitation of ESA atmospheric satellite missions by the measurement/provision of improved spectroscopic reference data sets.This project includes two main activities: one on the generation of improved spectroscopy in the SWIR [...] DLR – GERMAN AEROSPACE CENTER (DE) Science atmosphere, science
Innovator supporting developing countries in cloud based forest monitoring for REDD+ A range of EO based prototype capabilities have been developed and tested in relation to the implementation of REDD+.

With the launch of Sentinel-1A/B and Sentinel-2A/B, a new era of frequent coverage of the earth surface by high resolution [...]
GAF AG (DE) Sustainable Development forestry, permanently open call
INTENS – Characterization of IoNospheric TurbulENce level by Swarm constellation The purpose of the project is to investigate the turbulent nature of geomagnetic field and plasma parameters (electron density and temperature) in the ionosphere as recorded by the Swarm constellation during a period of 4 years (from 1 April [...] ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI GEOFISICA E VULCANOLOGIA (IT) Science ionosphere and magnetosphere, permanently open call, science
Interactive Hosted EO Processing The project demonstrated, through a proof-of-concept, that merging the concept of hosted EO data processing with GPUs (Graphics Processing Unit) and Web technologies, a solution could be created to allows users to easily exploit data in a fast [...] BRITISH ANTARCTIC SURVEY (GB) Digital Platform Services platforms
Island2VAP: Integrating Sentinel-2 and Landsat-8 to Systematically Generate Value-Added Products at High Resolution Quality and quantity of current high resolution optical earth observation data is unprecedented and provides an opportunity to advance remote sensing land system analyses. However, cloud coverage and a lack of gridded higher level products still [...] HUMBOLDT UNIVERSITAT ZU BERLIN (DE) Science land, science
Land Cover Change Detection and Monitoring Methodologies Based on the Combined Use of Sentinel-1 and Sentinel-2 for Natural Resources and Hazard Management. The main objective of this R&D activity is to develop and validate novel methodologies for Land EO products based on the joint exploitation of Sentinel-1A SAR data and Sentinel-2A optical imagery. The outcome of the activity is intended to [...] CLS COLLECTE LOCALISATION SATELLITES (FR) Science applications, forestry, land cover
Machine Learning Methods for SAR-derived Time Series Trend Change Detection (MATTCH) The MATTCH project - Machine Learning methods for SAR-derived Time Series Trend Change Detection - aims to apply Machine Learning techniques to InSAR (Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar) derived surface deformation measurements, with the [...] TRE ALTAMIRA s.r.l. (IT) Science permanently open call, SAR, science
Mapping and characterization of unstable slopes with Sentinel-1 multigeometry InSAR Being a mountainous country, with long fjords and steep valley sides, Norway is particularly susceptible to large rock avalanches. In the last 100 years, over 170 people have been killed by tsunamis in fjords caused by large rock avalanches. In [...] NORTHERN RESEARCH INSTITUTE (NORUT) (NO) Applications disaster risk, permanently open call, SAR, science
MARINE LITTER SIGNATURES IN SYNTHETIC APERTURE RADAR IMAGES (MIREIA) This project complements on-going activities and other activities started under this call for proposals by focussing on optimising the techniques for the detection of marine litter in SAR data. This complements the use of optical data and [...] ISARDSAT S.L. (ES) Science marine environment, permanently open call, SAR, science
Methane Emission Detection from Satellite Measurements The project, Methane Emission Detection from Satellite Measurements, is being developed by the U.K. National Physical Laboratory (NPL), experienced in emission detection and rate measurement using in-situ measurement technologies, in particular [...] NATIONAL PHYSICAL LABORATORY (NPL) (GB) Enterprise atmosphere, enterprise, permanently open call
MethEO – Methane emissions in the Northern Hemisphere by applying both data from Earth Observing (EO) satellites and global atmospheric methane inversion model estimates The project will investigate Northern Hemisphere methane (CH4) sources and their connection to the soil freezing and thawing at high latitudes. We will innovatively combine methods for monitoring of CH4 (methane) emissions in the Northern [...] FINNISH METEOROLOGICAL INSTITUTE (FI) Science atmosphere, carbon cycle, permanently open call, polar science cluster, science
MULTI ACTOR FOREST INFORMATION SERVICE (MAFIS) The MAFIS project will develop and demonstrate at pre-operational level a service aimed at providing consistent and statistically reliable information on forests, by combining multi-spectral satellite data and SAR data, to monitor natural and [...] GMATICS SRL (IT) Digital Platform Services forestry, generic platform service, SAR
MULTI-FLEX: towards a strategy for fluorescence monitoring at multiple scales within the context of the FLEX/S-3 tandem mission Living Planet Fellowship research project carried out by Marco Celesti.

The future FLEX/Sentinel-3 tandem mission will provide unique information on vegetation dynamics by exploiting Sun-induced fluorescence and reflectance at the [...]
UNIVERSITY OF MILANO BICOCCA (IT) Science biosphere, living planet fellows, science
New IA innovative service for Sentinel Data The aim of this project is to establish an automatic pixel classification service from Sentinel 2 products at global scale. This classification is based on bottom of atmosphere radiometric information and its goal is to help Sentinel 2 users to [...] PIXSTART (FR) Enterprise applications, artificial intelligence, permanently open call, Sentinel-2
Ocean CIRculation from ocean COLour observations (CIRCOL) The monitoring of the oceanic surface currents is a major scientific and socio-economic challenge. Ocean currents represent one of the fundamental elements that modulate natural and anthropogenic processes at several different space and time [...] CNR-INSTITUTE OF MARINE SCIENCES-ISMAR (IT) Science climate change, ocean science cluster, oceans, permanently open call, science
Ocean Virtual Laboratory The aimof this activity is To exploit the synergy between Sentinel instruments and other mission EO datasets together with in situ measurements in complex waters and improve scientific understanding of ocean and coastal processes and impacts.The [...] OCEANDATALAB (FR) Science coastal zone, oceans, platforms
OGC Testbed 13 The activity (a thread within the OGC Testbed 13 initiative) demonstrated how an EO algorithm could be package, deployed and executed in an interoperable manner across a number of different environments. CGI IT UK LIMITED (GB) Digital Platform Services platforms
OGC Testbed 14 The activity (a thread within the OGC Testbed 14 initiative) builds up on the previous Testbed 13 activities by allowing the definition of more complex algoritms (worflows, i.e. multiple tasks executed in proper order) can be defined, deployed [...] CGI IT UK LIMITED (GB) Digital Platform Services platforms
Operational Snow Avalanche Detection Using Sentinel-1 NORUT has developed an automatic avalanche detection method within a pre-operational processing chain that uses Sentinel-1 data to detect avalanches. This system is being tested in Northern Norway and is used operationally during winter [...] NORTHERN RESEARCH INSTITUTE (NORUT) (NO) Applications applications, disaster risk, permanently open call
OVALIE: Oceanic intrinsic Variability versus Atmospheric forced variabiLIty of sea level changE Living Planet Fellowship research project carried out by William Llovel.

Global mean sea level rise is one of the most direct consequences of actual global warming. Since the beginning of the 20th century, global mean sea level experiences an [...]
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE (CNRS) (FR) Science living planet fellows, ocean science cluster, oceans, science
PHOTOPROXY: TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE FOR THE PHOTOSYNTHETIC-PROXY EXPERIMENT In few years from now, ESA’s BIOMASS and FLEX Earth Explorers satellite missions will open a new opportunity to enhance our knowledge of the global carbon cycle. In particular, the scientific exploitation of BIOMASS and FLEX in synergy with the [...] FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM JUELICH GMBH (DE) Science carbon cycle, science
PHYSIOGLOB: Assessing the inter-annual physiological response of phytoplankton to global warming using long-term satellite observations Living Planet Fellowship research project carried out by Marco Bellacicco.
Phytoplankton is considered to be responsible for approximately 50% of the planetary primary production and is at the basis of the trophic chain. Large scale factors [...]
ITALIAN NATIONAL AGENCY FOR NEW TECHNOLOGIES, ENERGY AND SUSTAINABLE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT (ENEA) (IT) Science carbon cycle, living planet fellows, ocean science cluster, oceans, science
Pioneer new EO applications: tipping and cueing for maritime surveillance service One of the advantages of constellations of EO satellites is the capability to observe areas or features of interest more often than a conventional satellite would allow.

However this usually requires rapid tasking of follow-on satellites [...]
DEIMOS IMAGING S.L.U. (ES) Enterprise marine environment, permanently open call
Platform Common Architecture The envisaged procurement will cover the activities needed to define, develop and validate a reference architecture and related implementation of a generic EO Exploitation Platform, as well as its interconnection within a Network of Resources. [...] TELESPAZIO VEGA UK LIMITED (GB) Digital Platform Services platforms
POINTOUT (Automatic Target Detection in Planet Imagery) Traditional empirical and analytical Earth Observation (EO) algorithms retrieving physical parameters are getting to a fundamental change where learning algorithms without any prior background will be able to set themselves through the ingestion [...] STARLAB BARCELONA SL (ES) Enterprise artificial intelligence, permanently open call, platforms
Polar Thematic Exploitation Platform The Polar Thematic Exploitation Platform provides a complete working environment where users can access algorithms and data remotely, providing computing resources and tools that they might not otherwise have, avoiding the need to download and [...] POLAR VIEW EARTH OBSERVATION LTD (GB) Digital Platform Services applications, cryosphere, platforms
Pre-Operational Sentinel-3 snow and ice products (SICE) Land ice mass loss is the largest source of global sea level rise. Since 1992, two thirds of sea level contribution from land ice comes from the Arctic. Roughly half of Greenland ice sheet mass loss is from increased surface melting. The [...] GEOLOGICAL SURVEY OF DENMARK AND GREENLAND (DK) Science permanently open call, science
Precise Monitoring of Transportation Infrastructures Using InSAR The project goal is to develop a core service application for the TITCMS (transportation infrastructure technical condition monitoring support service) business service of the company DATEL, an on-demand deformation measurement and technical [...] DATEL AS (EE) Enterprise enterprise, urban
Proba-V Mission Exploitation Platform – Third-Party Services The project shall demonstrate the MEP platform capabilities (in terms of infrastructure and vegetation product access) with a number of identifies pilot users (scientists and industry) giving them the opportunity to prototype potential tools and [...] VLAAMSE INSTELLING VOOR TECHNOLOGISCH ONDERZOEK VITO (BE) Digital Platform Services platforms
PROMCOM: Production of lower tropospheric methane and carbon monoxide distributions through combined use of ESA Sentinel-5 Precursor shortwave infrared and IASI/CrIS thermal infrared satellite data Living Planet Fellowship research project carried out by Diane Knappett.
Global distributions of the methane (CH4) column average and carbon monoxide (CO) total column are observable by satellite shortwave infrared (SWIR) spectrometers through [...]
UK RESEARCH AND INNOVATION (GB) Science atmosphere, carbon cycle, living planet fellows, science
Raincast – Scientific Evaluation of Future Atmospheric Mission Concepts to Monitor Precipitation The holistic understanding of the Earth’s water and energy cycle remains one of the grandchallenges that the international scientific community needs to address in the next decade.The Raincast project is a multi-platform and multi-sensor study [...] UNIVERSITY OF LEICESTER (GB) Science atmosphere
RIDESAT – RIver flow monitoring and Discharge Estimation by integrating multiple SATellite data The RIDESAT Project (RIver flow monitoring and Discharge Estimation by integrating multiple SATellite data) aims at developing a new methodology for the joint exploitation of three sensors (altimeter, optical and thermal) for river flow [...] CNR-RESEARCH INSTITUTE FOR GEO-HYDROLOGICAL PROTECTION – IRPI (IT) Science altimeter, permanently open call, science, water cycle and hydrology
RS4EBV: Remote Sensing for Essential Biodiversity Variables (DUE Innovator III Series) Biodiversity is facing a global crisis as evidenced by dramatic declines in species and habitats. Tracking the state of biodiversity requires operational monitoring systems underpinned by robust indicators. While these indicators convey [...] UN WORLD CONSERVATION MONITORING CENTRE (UN-WCMC) (GB) Applications applications, ecosystems/vegetation
S2 for Land and Water, Change Detection/Multi-temporal The project aims at defining the scientific methods and the related prototype algorithms for addressing three main challenges with the multispectral and multiresolution Sentinel 2 images: 1) change detection; 2) analysis of image time series; [...] UNIVERSITÀ DEGLI STUDI DI TRENTO (IT) Science land cover, science
S2 for Land and Water, Coastal and Inland Waters Theme This project aims at developing and validating inland water circulation models coupled with remote sensing data to better understand the processes involved in these water bodies. It will investigate the potential of the S-2 radiometric data [...] ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE (CH) Science coastal zone, land, water resources
SAR Altimetry Coastal & Open Ocean Performance (SCOOP) SCOOP (SAR Altimetry Coastal & Open Ocean Performance) is a project funded under the ESA SEOM (Scientific Exploitation of Operational Missions) Programme Element, started in September 2015, to characterise the expected performance of [...] SATELLITE OCEANOGRAPHIC CONSULTANTS LTD. (GB) Science altimeter, oceans
SAR4URBAN: SAR for urbanisation monitoring (DUE Innovator III Series) From the beginning of the years 2000, more than half of the world population live in cities and the overall trend of urbanization is growing at an unprecedented speed. The use of Earth Observations and their integration with other source of [...] DLR – GERMAN AEROSPACE CENTER (DE) Applications applications, urban
SAR4Wildfire The objective of tge SAR4Wildfire project is to develop a novel and automatic method, using Sentinel-1 SAR time series and a deep learning framework, for near real-time wildfire progression monitoring and burn severity mapping in preselected [...] KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HÖGSKOLAN (SE) EO Exploitation Platform - Applications permanently open call, SAR, Sentinel-1
Sargassum monitoring service The project objective is to develop and implement an innovative automated service based on Earth Observation (EO) data to monitor floating Sargassum algae in the Caribbean area, estimate their drift and eventual landings on the coasts, and [...] CLS COLLECTE LOCALISATION SATELLITES (FR) Applications applications, coastal zone, oceans, permanently open call
Satellite Oceanographic Datasets for Acidification (OceanSODA) Since the beginning of the industrial revolution humans have released approximately 500 billion metric tons of carbon into the atmosphere from burning fossil fuels, cement production and land-use changes. About 30% of this carbon dioxide (CO2) [...] UNIVERSITY OF EXETER (GB) Science carbon cycle, ocean science cluster, oceans, science
SaTellite-based Run-off Evaluation And Mapping (STREAM) Water is at the centre of economic and social development; it is vital to maintain health, grow food, and manage the environment. As over half of the world’s potable water supply is extracted from rivers, either directly or from reservoirs, [...] CNR-RESEARCH INSTITUTE FOR GEO-HYDROLOGICAL PROTECTION – IRPI (IT) Science applications, permanently open call, science, water cycle and hydrology
SEN-ET: Sentinels for Evapotranspiration Satellite remote sensing of evapotranspiration is an essential part of the global observation system and provides inputs for agriculture, water resources management, weather forecasts, climate studies and many other applications. Easy access to [...] DHI GRAS A/S (DK) Science science, water cycle and hydrology
Sen4CAP: Sentinels for the Common Agricultural Policy The Sen4CAP project aims at providing to the European and national stakeholders of the European Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) validated algorithms, products and best practices for agriculture monitoring relevant for the management of the CAP. [...] UNIVERSITY OF CATHOLIQUE DE LOUVAIN (BE) Applications agriculture, applications
SenSPa – Sentinels for Sustainable Pasture Management Grasslands are a major part of the global ecosystem, covering 37 % of the earth's terrestrial area.

For a variety of reasons, mostly related to overgrazing and the resulting problems of soil erosion and weed encroachment, many of the world's [...]
KARTECO ENVIRONMENTAL AND ENERGY ENGINEERING CONSULTANCY (GR) Sustainable Development ecosystems/vegetation, permanently open call
Sentinel 2/3 Synergy Products The objective of the project is to use Data Assimilation techniques to generate land surface products combining the data from Sentinels 2 and 3.
Building upon the work undertaken in OPTIRAD, this project extends the capabilities of the system [...]
ASSIMILA LTD (GB) Science
Sentinel coastal charting worldwide The advent, with Sentinel-2, of a satellite constellation offering High Resolution (HR), high revisit time and free images has raised encouraging hopes amongst Coastal States and the Maritime community of Users who, in 2018, still suffer from [...] ARGANS LIMITED (GB) Applications marine environment, permanently open call
Sentinel data for the detection of naturally occurring hydrogen emanations (sen4H2) There is considerable interest in the use of Hydrogen as an alternative to hydrocarbon energy sources.

However naturally occurring sources of hydrogen are not common and historically there has been significant controversy as to mechanisms [...]
TERRADUE SRL (IT) Enterprise energy and natural resources, permanently open call
Sentinel Hub for Network of Resources Sentinel Hub services are operational services running on several platforms (AWS EU-Frankfurt, AWS US-West, Creodias, Onda and Mundi web services), providing seamless access to various satellite missions over web service API. They are used by [...] SINERGISE LTD. (SI) Digital Platform Services permanently open call, platforms, science
Sentinel-1 – INSAR Performance Study with TOPS Data Scientific exploitation and validation of the interferometric TOPS mode implemented on the Sentinel-1 mission.Developement and implementation of advanced algorithms for Sentinel-1 TOPS data exploitation.

 Confirm and document Sentinel-1 [...]
DLR – GERMAN AEROSPACE CENTER (DE) Science SAR
Sentinel-1 – INSAR Performance Study with TOPS Data (B) Scientific exploitation and validation of the interferometric TOPS mode implemented on the Sentinel-1 mission.Developement and implementation of advanced algorithms for Sentinel-1 TOPS data exploitation.

 Confirm and document Sentinel-1 [...]
NORTHERN RESEARCH INSTITUTE (NORUT) (NO) Science SAR
Sentinel-1 for Science Ocean The project aims to develop synergetic wind- wave- and radial surface current retrieval from S-1 SAR data (all modes)
The objective of this study is to develop improved L2 ocean product prototypes for Sentinel-1 mission fulfilling the [...]
CLS COLLECTE LOCALISATION SATELLITES (FR) Science oceans, SAR
Sentinel-1 for Surface Soil Moisture Develop, implement and test soil moisture retrieval methods using Sentinel-1 dataThe C-band Sentinel-1 (S-1) European Radar Observatory, with its two satellites (S-1A & B), is the only operating SAR mission with monitoring capabilities, [...] CNR-RESEARCH INSTITUTE FOR GEO-HYDROLOGICAL PROTECTION – IRPI (IT) Science science, water cycle and hydrology
Sentinel-1 Interferometric Coherence for Vegetation and Mapping (SINCOHMAP) SINCOHMAP is an ESA SEOM project with the objective of developing, analysing and validating novel methodologies for land cover & vegetation mapping using Sentinel-1 Interferometric Coherence Evolution. One of the main objectives of the [...] DARES TECHNOLOGY (ES) Science ecosystems/vegetation, land cover, SAR
Sentinel-2 Atmospheric Correction This project aims to develop and validate an atmospheric corrections scheme to produce high quality surface reflectance from Sentinel-2 data for coastal waters. The objective of this study is to develop, test, implement and validate methods (or [...] ACRI-HE SAS (FR) Science atmosphere, coastal zone
Sentinel-2 for Agriculture (DUE) The Sen2-Agri project is designed to develop, demonstrate and facilitate the Sentinel-2 time series contribution to the satellite EO component of agriculture monitoring at national scale. The project will demonstrate the benefit of the [...] UNIVERSITY OF CATHOLIQUE DE LOUVAIN (BE) Applications agriculture, applications
Sentinel-2 Global Land Cover This activity aims at setting up a solid scientific basis for the development of advance land cover classification strategies to exploit the new capabilities of Sentinel-2 in view of generating future global land cover mapThis project will focus [...] SPACE RESEARCH CENTRE, POLISH ACADEMY OF SCIENCES (PL) Science land cover, science
Sentinel-2 Radiometry Validation Development and inter-comparison of algorithms for validating the radiometry of Sentinel-2 Level-1 products.According to the definition used by the Working Group on Calibration and Validation (WGCV) of the international Committee on Earth [...] RAYFERENCE SPRL (BE) Science science
Sentinel-3 for Science, Land Study 1: Snow This SEOM study is to develop, implement and validate algorithms for deriving several key snow parameters from Sentinel 3 optical satellite data, appropriate for addressing ESA’s Cryosphere challenge (Seasonal snow, lake/river ice and land ice, [...] GEOLOGICAL SURVEY OF DENMARK AND GREENLAND (DK) Science cryosphere, polar science cluster, science
Sentinel-3 Hydrologic Altimetry Processor prototypE (SHAPE) The SHAPE project is funded by ESA through the Scientific Exploitation of Operational Missions (SEOM) programme element to prepare the exploitation of Sentinel-3 data over the inland water domain (water heights and discharge). Objectives are to: [...] ALONG-TRACK (FR) Science altimeter, water cycle and hydrology
Sentinel-3 Performance Improvement for ICE Sheets (SPICE) SPICE (Sentinel-3 Performance improvement for ICE sheets) is a 2-year study, which began in September 2015 and has been funded by ESA’s SEOM (Scientific Exploitation of Operational Missions) program. The project aims to contribute to the [...] UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS, SCHOOL OF EARTH AND ENVIRONMENT (GB) Science altimeter, cryosphere, polar science cluster
Sentinel-3 Primary Production over Land (TerrA-P) Gross primary production (GPP) and terrestrial net primary production (NPP) are fundamental quantities in the global carbon cycle, and for the production of food, fibre and biomass for human use. This project aims at exploiting Sentinel-3 data [...] VLAAMSE INSTELLING VOOR TECHNOLOGISCH ONDERZOEK VITO (BE) Science biosphere, carbon cycle, science
SENTINEL-3 TANDEM FOR CLIMATE (S3TC) EXPRO+ After 2 years in orbit, the Sentinel-3A satellite from the Copernicus program was joined by Sentinel-3B. During the first six months of the mission, the two satellites will fly in close formation. Sentinel-3A and Sentinel-3B observe the same [...] ACRI-ST S.A.S. (FR) Science climate change, ocean science cluster, science, Sentinel-3
SENTINEL-5P+ INNOVATION The Sentinel-5p+ Innovation activity is motivated by potential novel scientific developments and applications that may emerge from the exploitation of the Copernicus Sentinel-5p mission data. This satellite mission is dedicated to the precise [...] ESA EOP-SDR initiative (IT) Science applications, atmosphere, science, Sentinel-5P
SENTINEL-5P+ INNOVATION – GLYRETRO (GLYoxal Retrievals from TROPOMI) Glyoxal is the most abundant dicarbonyl present in our atmosphere and is directly emitted from biomass burning and also results from the oxidation of precursor non-methane volatile organic compounds (NMVOC). It is currently estimated that about [...] BELGIAN INSTITUTE OF SPACE AERONOMY (BIRA-IASB) (BE) Science applications, atmosphere, science, Sentinel-5P, TROPOMI
SENTINEL-5P+ INNOVATION – SO2 Layer Height Project The ESA Sentinel-5p+ Innovation project (S5p+I) has been initiated to develop novel scientific and operational applications, products and retrieval methods that exploit the potential of the Sentinel-5p mission’s capabilities beyond its primary [...] DLR – GERMAN AEROSPACE CENTER (DE) Science applications, atmosphere, science, Sentinel-5P, TROPOMI
SENTINEL-5P+ INNOVATION – WATER VAPOUR ISOTOPOLOGUES (H2O-ISO) Atmospheric moisture is a key factor for the redistribution of heat in the atmosphere and there is strong coupling between atmospheric circulation and moisture pathways which is responsible for most climate feedback mechanisms. Water [...] UNIVERSITY OF LEICESTER (GB) Science applications, atmosphere, science, Sentinel-5P
SENTINEL-5P+ INNOVATION CHLORINE DIOXIDE (OCLO) The S5PI+ OClO project is one of the seven themes of ESA's Sentinel-5p+ Innovation activity, which aims at developing products for the TROPOMI instrument on the Sentinel-5 Precursor satellite which are not yet part of the operational processor. [...] UNIVERSITAT BREMEN (DE) Science atmosphere, science, Sentinel-5P, TROPOMI
SENTINEL-5P+ INNOVATION OCEAN COLOUR (S5P+-I-OC) The S5P+I-OC project will explore the capacity of the Sentinel-5p TROPOMI data to provide novel Ocean Colour (OC) products. More specifically, the objectives of this S5P+ Innovation activity are to:

develop a solid scientific basis for the [...]
ALFRED WEGENER INSTITUTE (DE) Science carbon cycle, ocean science cluster, oceans, science, Sentinel-3, Sentinel-5P
SENTINEL-5P+ INNOVATION SOLAR INDUCED CHLOROPHYLL FLUORESCENCE (SIF) The ESA –TROPOSIF project is one of the seven themes from the Sentinel-5p+ Innovation (S5p+I)  activity funded by ESA, which aims at developing novel scientific products / retrieval methods from the data acquired by the TROPOMI (TROPOspheric [...] NOVELTIS SAS (FR) Science carbon cycle, science, Sentinel-5P, TROPOMI
SEOM Sen2Coral Sen2Coral aims to develop and validate new algorithms relevant for coral reef monitoring based on Sentinel-2 observations, including benthic mapping, coral reef health and mortality as well as bathymetry. The activity will develop open source [...] ARGANS LIMITED (GB) Science ecosystems/vegetation, science, water resources
SHRED: Sentinel-1 for High REsolution monitoring of vegetation Dynamics Living Planet Fellowship research project carried out by Mariette Vreugdenhil.

Through its role in the global water-, carbon- and energy cycles, vegetation is a key control in land surface processes and land-atmosphere interactions. [...]
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT WIEN (TU WIEN) (AT) Science biosphere, living planet fellows, science
SIEMIC: Swarm Investigation of the Energetics of Magnetosphere-Ionosphere Coupling Living Planet Fellowship research project carried out by Ivan Pakhotin.
Ivan's recent published work in magnetosphere-ionosphere coupling (MIC) using the unprecedented Swarm dataset has revealed that Alfven waves play a key role in MIC [...]
UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA (CA) Science ionosphere and magnetosphere, living planet fellows, science
Small Satellite Exploitation Accelerator: Video and Fast Update Imaging Among the innovative data collection capabilities being developed in Europe, video and fast update imaging is widely considered to be enabling for a range of application domains. The “Small Satellite Exploitation Accelerator” project will

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Earth-i Ltd (GB) Enterprise
SMELLS (DUE Innovator III Series) SMELLS will implement an innovative approach to combine Sentinel-1 SAR data with thermal disaggregated SMOS-derived soil moisture to derive a soil moisture product at both high-spatial and high-temporal resolution to provide a new tool for [...] ISARDSAT LTD. (GB) Applications applications
SMOS+ Med: Sea Surface Salinity in the Mediterranean Ocean salinity reflects precipitation and evaporation rates, river runoff and ice formation and melting. It is an essential variable for the Earth's climate, because it influences ocean circulation, convection and mixing, through its effect on [...] UNIVERSITY OF LIEGE (BE) Science oceans, science
SMOS+ Rainfall Several recent studies have concluded that climate change causes major changes in the global water cycle. There is increasing evidence that part of the multi-decadal trends observed on the sea surface salinity (SSS) are due to changes in the [...] CNRS, DELEGATION REGIONALE ALPES (FR) Science science, water cycle and hydrology
SMOS+ VEGETATION ESA’s SMOS mission is part of ESA’s Living Planet Programme and carries the first-ever, polar-orbiting, space-borne, 2-D interferometric radiometer providing observations at 1.4 GHz. From the Level 1 brightness temperatures we derive the Level-2 [...] THE INVERSION LAB THOMAS KAMINSKI CONSULTING (DE) Science carbon cycle, ecosystems/vegetation, science, SMOS
SMOWS: Satellite Mode Waters Salinity, in synergy with Temperature and Sea Level Living Planet Fellowship research project carried out by Audrey Hasson.

Mode waters (MWs) transport a large volume of heat, carbon and other properties across basins at seasonal to longer time-scales and thus play a major role in the [...]
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE (CNRS) (FR) Science living planet fellows, ocean science cluster, oceans, science
SOLFEO – Spaceborne Observations over Latin America For Emission Optimization applications South America hosts the Amazon rain forest, the largest source of natural hydrocarbons (HC) emitted into the atmosphere. However, the forest undergoes continuous pressure due to increasing needs for pasture and agricultural land. Next to this, [...] The Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (KNMI) (NL) Science applications, atmosphere, permanently open call, science
STSE CryoSat+ CryoTop Evolution 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.

The CryoTop datasets contain surface elevation generated from swath [...]
UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH (GB) Science cryosphere, polar science cluster, science
STSE-ARCTIC+ THEME 5 – CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE YEAR OF POLAR PREDICTIONS (YOPP) The A+5 study belongs to the STSE ARCTIC+ cluster of projects and specifically contributes to the Year of Polar Prediction (YoPP). A+5 is constructing a flexible system for Arctic Mission Benefit Analysis (ArcMBA) that evaluates in a [...] THE INVERSION LAB THOMAS KAMINSKI CONSULTING (DE) Science science, snow and ice
SUMO4RAIL SUMO4Rail aims at a concise evaluation of the German ground motion service (Boden-Bewegungs Dienst – BBD) deformation products with dedicated consideration of the requirements of the Eisenbahn-Bundesamt (German Federal Railway Authority, Germany [...] GAF AG (DE) Digital Platform Services permanently open call
SUNLIT – Synergy of Using Nadir and Limb Instruments for Tropospheric ozone monitoring The project aims at developing a new global tropospheric ozone datasets form TROPOMI and OMI measurements. These data will be a valuable addition to the operational TROPOMI Tropospheric ozone column product by the convective cloud differential [...] FINNISH METEOROLOGICAL INSTITUTE (FI) Science atmosphere, permanently open call, science
Swarm+ Coupling High-Low Atmosphere Interactions: Ion Outflow The Swarm+ Coupling: High-Low Atmosphere Interactions ITT Statement of Work (SoW) has highlighted the “compelling scientific problem” of “the least-understood causes of planetary winds,” namely planetary outflows induced by “non-thermal (e.g., [...] UNIVERSITY OF BERGEN (NO) Science atmosphere, ionosphere and magnetosphere, science
SWARM+ COUPLING: HIGH-LOW ATMOSPHERE INTERACTIONS: VERtical coupling in Earth’s Atmosphere at mid and high latitudes (VERA) As described in the Statement of Work (SoW) document for the Swarm+ Coupling: High-Low Atmosphere Interactions, recent studies have revealed "a clear response of the low-latitude ionosphere to the large-scale meteorological events in the [...] HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM POTSDAM – DEUTSCHES GEOFORSCHUNGZENTRUM (GFZ) (DE) Science atmosphere, science
Synergetic use of SMOS L1 Data in Sun Flare detection and analysis The aim of the project is to develop a systematic retrieval of Sun Brightness Temperature in L-Band as measured by the SMOS Mission and analyse its correlation with measurements of solar flares currently used in Space Weather, as GOES X-ray [...] DEIMOS SPACE s.r.l. (RO) Science permanently open call, science
Technology and atmospheric mission platform – OPerations (TOP) The proposed atmospheric mission platform has the twofold aim of demonstrating that (1) multiple data sources (the "data triangle" namely satellite-based products, numerical model output, and ground measurements) can be simultaneously exploited [...] SISTEMA GMBH (AT) Digital Platform Services permanently open call, platforms, science
TEMITH – Total Ecosystem Management of the InterTidal Habitat Intertidal habitats (seagrasses, mud flats and saltmarshes) rank amongst the most productive ecosystems providing bird habitat and feeding areas, commercial fish nursery grounds, as well as other ecosystem services including nutrient cycling and [...] DEIMOS SPACE UK LTD (GB) Applications coastal zone, permanently open call
The ionospheric signature of auroral and subauroral fast flows Living Planet Fellowship research project carried out by William Edward Archer.

The European Space Agency Swarm satellite mission is advancing the cutting edge of ionospheric space physics. Combined high-resolution measurements of electron [...]
UNIVERSITY OF SASKATCHEWAN (CA) Science ionosphere and magnetosphere, living planet fellows, science
Triple-A For Exploitation Platforms The project targets a pre-operational demonstration of a Triple-A system (Authentication, Authorization and Accounting) for Exploitation Platforms using modern standards such as Open ID Connect (OIDC) and User Managed Access (UMA) based on open [...] DEIMOS SPACE S.L.U (ES) Digital Platform Services permanently open call, platforms
Tropical peat watch Indonesia counts around 15 million ha of peat, and a substantial part of these have been converted into plantations (in particular oil palm and acacia) or have been degraded.

Both plantations and degraded peatlands are generally drained, [...]
SARVISION BV (NL) Applications permanently open call
Urban Thematic Exploitation Platform The Urban TEP project shall build up an environment expected to function as:
- Enabling technology,
Technical: Linking big data, IT-infrastructures, processing and analysis solutions;
Thematic: Provision of standardised, new, and tailored [...]
DLR – GERMAN AEROSPACE CENTER (DE) Digital Platform Services applications, platforms, urban
WACMOS Irrigation Irrigation is one of the greatest human intervention in the hydrological cycle. The knowledge of the distribution, the extent of irrigated areas and the amount of water used by irrigation is needed for different purposes: 1) modelling irrigation [...] CNR-RESEARCH INSTITUTE FOR GEO-HYDROLOGICAL PROTECTION – IRPI (IT) Science science, water cycle and hydrology
WIFT: Water vapour Isotopologues From TROPOMI Living Planet Fellowship research project carried out by Andreas Schneider.

The role of atmospheric water vapour in the hydrological cycle, the atmospheric circulation, and the radiation and energy budgets is largely uncertain. Improving [...]
STICHTING NEDERLANDSE WETENSCHAPPELIJK (NL) Science atmosphere, living planet fellows, science
WorldCover The KO has been hold the 27 August at ESRIN, for a duration of 2 years.

The project consists of the following cardinal requirements:

Generation, delivery and validation of a LC map of the world consisting of a minimum of:

10 [...]
VLAAMSE INSTELLING VOOR TECHNOLOGISCH ONDERZOEK VITO (BE) Applications applications, land cover