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SENTINELS FOR EVAPOTRANSPIRATION: SEN-ET

ESA Open Invitation To Tender AO8962
Open Date: 18/04/2017
Closing Date: 09/06/2017 13:00:00

 

Status: ISSUED
Reference Nr.: 17.155.09
Prog. Ref.: EO-Science for Socie
Budget Ref.: E/E105-E5 - EO-Science for Socie
Special Prov.: AT+BE+CZ+DK+EE+FI+FR+DE+GR+IE+IT+LU+NL+NO+PL+PT+RO+ES+SE+CH+GB+CA+SI
Tender Type: C
Price Range: 200-500 KEURO
Products: Satellites & Probes / Other
Techology Domains: Others
Establishment: ESRIN
Directorate: Directorate of EO Programmes
Department: Science, Appl & Future Technologies Dept
Division: Exploitation and Services Division
Contract Officer: Boisard, Nathalie
Industrial Policy Measure: N/A - Not apply
Last Update Date: 18/04/2017
Update Reason: Tender issue

The utility of evapotranspiration (ET) maps has been demonstrated in a variety of applications, ranging from water rights management, through drought and food shortage monitoring, to more efficient use of land and water in agriculture and crop stress assessment. The objective of Sentinels for Evapotranspiration project is to leverage the operational capabilities of the Sentinel constellation of satellites to address the need of the agricultural and scientific communities for accurate and timely estimates of evapotranspiration derived at different spatial scales, including at local/field scale. In this context this research project will lead to the development of an open-source software application for modelling of instantaneous evapotranspiration at high (tens of meters) and medium (1 km) spatial resolutions with the synergistic use of observations coming from Sentinel-3 (medium resolution thermal and optical)and Sentinel-2 (high resolution optical) satellites. This objective will be achieved through: 1) Reviewing of existing methodologiesfor estimation of ET and for bridging the spatial gap between Sentinel-2 and Sentinel-3 observations; 2) Prototyping and benchmarking the most promising approaches and evaluating the outputs in a number of ecosystems; 3) Fully implementing the best performing approach as an open-source software application.

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