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ICT Field 4.7
Satellite Technology / Systems / Positioning / Communication

Programmes assigned to this field

  Earth Observation Mission Support (Earth Observation Mission Support)
NERC EO Mission Support Scheme, which replaces the EO Enabling Fund, has been created to support various aspects of satellite missions, including (...)
NERC EO Mission Support Scheme, which replaces the EO Enabling Fund, has been created to support various aspects of satellite missions, including both pre and post launch mission support.
Earth Observation (EO) data provide an unique tool to assess global measurements of physical, chemical and biological processes in the atmosphere, cryosphere, oceans, land surface and the solid Earth. They play an increasingly important role in delivering NERC's scientific objectives as identified in its science strategy.
United Kingdom Details
  Ragweed survey (Parlagfű-felmérés)
The main aim of the project is to create a map showing ragweed-infected area in a reliable way. For mapping ragweed distribution, satellite images (...)
The main aim of the project is to create a map showing ragweed-infected area in a reliable way. For mapping ragweed distribution, satellite images and in situ data are used. The map can provide a useful tool for localisation of ragweed-exposed areas and managing in order to to be freed from ragweed. The project first focuses on the ragweed spots larger than 0.8 ha.
Hungary Details

Projects assigned to this field

UFO - Flugroutenoptimierung Environmental Compatible Flight Route Optimization (Verminderung von Kondensstreifen durch Flugroutenoptimierung)
Contrails and contrail cirrus are anthropogenic clouds. In the same way as natural clouds they have an impact on the earth radiation budget. If the (...)
Contrails and contrail cirrus are anthropogenic clouds. In the same way as natural clouds they have an impact on the earth radiation budget. If the ambient air is cold and moist enough, contrails are triggered by high flying aircrafts. According to the actual state of knowledge they account for 2 - 3% of the total anthropogenic warming. A contrail might be warming or cooling the earth-atmosphere system depending on the position of the sun, the surface properties and the state of the atmosphere. Only in limited areas temperature and water vapour content are favourable for the formation of contrails. Their life-time and spreading into cirrus decks are controlled by the atmospheric dynamics. Mainly at night, but also over bright surfaces or low clouds, contrails are warming. The basic idea of this project is to use weather forecast data in order to identify those regions which could lead to strongly warming contrails. This information will be included into the already existing routines for flight route optimisation to avoid those areas and flight levels if feasible. Within this project the feasibility and practicability of such an optimisation will be studied taking special care of the safety aspects and the cost effectiveness.

Kondensstreifen und die daraus entstehenden Zirren greifen als anthropogene Wolken in den Strahlungshaushalt der Atmosphäre ein. Sie können von hochfliegenden Flugzeugen ausgelöst werden, sobald die Umgebungsluft kalt und feucht genug ist. Nach dem derzeitigen Wissensstand tragen sie mit ca. 2 bis 3 Prozent zum gesamten anthropogenen Treibhauseffekt bei. Ob ein Kondensstreifen erwärmend oder abkühlend wirkt, hängt im Einzelfall vom Sonnenstand, Ort und Zustand der Atmosphäre ab. Die Bedingungen zur Entstehung von Kondensstreifen sind nur in begrenzten Gebieten gegeben, ihre Ausbreitung und Lebensdauer wird durch die Dynamik der Atmosphäre bestimmt. Erwärmend wirken Kondensstreifen vor allem nachts, aber auch über hellem Untergrund und über niedrigen Wolken. Die grundlegende Idee dieses Vorhabens ist es, schon bei der Optimierung von Flugrouten kondensstreifenträchtige Gebiete dann zu vermeiden, wenn eine starke, erwärmende Strahlungswirkung zu erwarten ist, um so die Klimawirkung des Luftverkehrs zu reduzieren. Dazu wird die Strahlungswirkung potenzieller Kondensstreifen auf der Datengrundlage von Wettervorhersagemodellen abgeschätzt und als zusätzliches Kriterium in die Flugplanung eingeführt. In diesem Verbundprojekt wird die Durchführbarkeit dieser Optimierung unter Berücksichtigung der Sicherheitsaspekte, der Wirtschaftlichkeit und des Nutzens für das globale Klima bewertet.

Source: http://www.klimazwei.de/ProjektezumKlimaschutz/Projekt%C3%BCbersicht/Flugroutenoptimierung/tabid/96/language/en-US/language/de-DE/Default.aspx?en-US=Default.aspx&de-DE=Default.aspx
Germany Details
  Implementing Earth observations, advanced satellite based atmospheric sounders and distributed temperature sensing for effective land surface representation in water resource modelling (Implementering af jordobservation, avanceret satellitbaseret radiosonde data og distribueret temperatur måling i hydrologisk modellering)
In order to predict future freshwater availability and the vulnerability of ecosystems and society to floods and droughts, hydrological model tools (...)
In order to predict future freshwater availability and the vulnerability of ecosystems and society to floods and droughts, hydrological model tools are needed that are capable of accurately representing climate, land use and land cover at different spatial scales. The purpose of this project is to develop model tools capable of quantifying the relative effects of site-specific land use change and climate variability at different scales.
Denmark Details
ACCUA WATER USE ADAPTATIONS TO CLIMATE CHANGE IN THE MEDITERRANEAN (ADAPTACIONS AL CANVI CLIMÀTIC EN L'US DE L'AIGUA)
ACCUA project will assess the territorial vulnerability of the Mediterranean littoral in Catalonia with regard to the main effects of the global (...)

ACCUA project will assess the territorial vulnerability of the Mediterranean littoral in Catalonia with regard to the main effects of the global change related to water availability. The objective is to define possible adaptive options against this territorial and social vulnerability.

ACCUA is a three-year research project funded by Obra Social de Caixa Catalunya and coordinated by the Centre for Ecological Research and Forestry Applications (CREAF), which includes the participation of researchers from other institutes, such as the Hydrogeology Group in the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (GHS-UPC), the Institute for Agrifood Research and Technology (IRTA) and the European Topic Centre on Land Use and Spatial Information (ETC-LUSI).

Specific objectives:

  • To analyse the evolution of water availability along time, for different climate scenarios, according to land uses and their changes in some decades.
  • To analyse the vulnerability of the main crops and the possible alternatives.
  • To study the consequences of urban development on the water avalability and its evolution.
  • To assess the vulnerability of the territory, the population and the infrastructures to hydrological regime changes.
  • To establish the main vulnerable areas to sea level rise and to analyse the possible effects on populations, infrastructures and coastline in several scenarios.
Spain Details

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