Global Monitoring of Essential Climate Variables: ESA Climate Change Initiative Phase II: Soil Moisture (CCI SM 2)


2015-01-01 – 2017-12-31

This project builds upon the comprehensive work undertaken and completed by the consortium active in ESA’s Climate Change Initiative Phase 1 Soil Moisture Project (ESRIN Contract No: 4000106302 (4000104814/11/I-NB)) which saw the development, documentation, and initial operation, of a prototype ECV soil moisture processor.

In this Phase 2,  the consortium, via its system engineering and software development teams, see the evolution of prototype ECV processor, its integration, along with associated datasets, and eventual operation in a virtual cloud processing environment, hosted by the EODC Earth Observation Data Centre for Water Resources Monitoring GmbH (EODC). The EODC provides direct access to the Vienna Scientific Cluster (VSC3), which is currently regarded as one of Europe’s most powerful computer processing environments. The project foresees scientists from the Earth Observation (EO) and Climate Research Group (CRG) teams taking full advantage of EODC’s infrastructure and coming together, as a community, to perform collaborative verification, validation and research activities, upon the climate research data package, within a dedicated science and development platform hosted as a virtual environment.

Project manager

Project members

Financiers

  • ESA-ESRIN

Partners

  • Norwegian Institute for Air Research (NILU)
  • University of Cork
  • Finnish Meteorological Institute
  • AWST GmbH
  • Transmissivity
  • GeoVille Informationssysteme und Datenverarbeitung GmbH
  • ETH Zürich
  • EODC Earth Observation Data Centre for Water Resources Monitoring GmbH