ESA Intended Invitation To Tender

18.155.17


Title: AEOLUS+ INNOVATION - EXPRO+
Program ref.: EO-Science for Socie
Tender Type: C
Quarter: 183
Tender Status: INTENDED
Price Range: > 500 KEURO
Budget Ref.: E/E105-E5 - EO-Science for Socie
Proc. Prop.: NO
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
Establishment: ESRIN
Directorate: Directorate of EO Programmes
Department: Science, Applications & Climate Dep.
Division: Data Applications Division
Responsible: Desnos, Yves Louis
Products: Satellites & Probes / Other
Techology Domains: Others
Industrial Policy Measure: N/A - Not apply
Publication Date: 17-SEP-18

Potential novel scientific developments and applications may emerge from ESA's Earth Explorer mission Aeolus. The Aeolus satellite will provide global observations of wind profiles from space, along with information on aerosols and clouds. The Aeolus mission willnot only advance our understanding of atmospheric dynamics, but will also provide much needed information to improve weather forecasts. This state-of-the-art mission will also contribute to climate research. The mission is scheduled to be launched in August 2018 and will provide over 3 years of data to the user community. The overarching goal of Aeolus+ Innovation is to advance well beyond the primary mission products and scientific objectives of Aeolus and explore the full potential of this new technology in space in terms of new observation products, new science domains and new applications. ESA plans to initiate maximum seven generally independent studies under the overall budget frame given in the cover letter.