Support to Science Element Water Cycle Multimission Observation Strategy (WACMOS)

2009-01-01 – 2012-04-19

The primary objectives of the WACMOS project are to identify, develop, and validateimproved multi-mission based methods to obtain a robust data set of prototypeproducts at global/regional (over in particular land, but not excluding ocean and otherwater bodies) and basin scales, including evapotranspiration, soil moisture, clouds andwater vapour. The project will also facilitate the integration of the above products intoboth models and data assimilation processes at different scales, including productcross-comparison and error characterization (e.g., run-off, water balance, flood risk,drought, climate) and will consolidate the user base (scientific and institutional) andestablish a potential scientific roadmap to advance the establishment of long-termrobust multi-source data records of the required variables.

Project manager

Project members


  • International Institute for Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation
  • Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
  • Het Koninklijk Nederlands Meteorologisch Instituut
  • Deutscher Wetterdienst