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Advance products and applications for SMOS and future missions

Total activity: 6
Type of activity
Competitive project
Acronym
MIDAS 7/UPC
Funding entity
MIN DE ECONOMIA Y COMPETITIVIDAD
Funding entity code
AYA2012-39356-C05-01
Amount
351.000,00 €
Start date
2013-01-01
End date
2015-12-31
Keywords
SMOS, desagregación de píxel, humedad de la tierra, nuevas misiones espaciales, salinidad del mar, teledetección
Abstract
The SMOS satellite, launched in November 2009, is the first ESA Earth observation (EO) mission coled
by Spain. With an unprecedented EO scientific, technological, and industrial leading role, Spain’s
goal has been to produce, for the first time, global sea surface salinity and soil moisture maps by
means of the novel synthetic aperture interferometric radiometer (MIRAS). Thanks to the Spanish
National R&D program and ESA funding, and with the support from CDTI, the proposing team has
successfully addressed various scientific and technological challenges, such as: i) establish an
operational data production and dissemination centre in Spain, the CP34; ii) to bring together
scientific and technological know-how within the CP34 associated expert centre, the SMOS BEC; and
iii) to consolidate new teams and facilities dedicated to the development of SMOS products. After
two years of intense work, the SMOS nominal products will be soon consolidated. As such, this
proposal also focuses, for the first time, on the development of novel SMOS-based added-value
products and new applications of interest for the industry and public managers. Moreover, to
capitalize the know-how of the team, this proposal addresses new challenges as the SMOS synergy
with new EO missions or the development of new products beyond SMOS. However, to maintain the
international role of Spain in this leading-edge scientific area is necessary to consolidate this
specialized and talented team together with its synergy with the industry.
Scope
Adm. Estat
Plan
Plan Nacional de Investigación Científica, Desarrollo e Innovación Tecnológica 2008-2011
Call year
2012
Funcding program
Astronomía y Astrofísica
Funding subprogram
Astronomia y Astrofísica
Funding call
Proyectos de investigación y acciones complementarias-AYA
Grant institution
Gobierno De España. Ministerio De Economía Y Competitividad, Mineco

Participants

Scientific and technological production

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