ESA Intended Invitation To Tender


AO Number: 1-9581
Program ref.: GSTP Element 1 Dev
Tender Type: C
Tender Status: ISSUED
Price Range: > 500 KEURO
Budget Ref.: E/0904-611 - GSTP Element 1 Dev
Proc. Prop.: NO
Special Prov.: DE+AT+RO
Establishment: ESRIN
Directorate: Directorate of EO Programmes
Department: EO Mission Management & GS Department
Division: ESA Ground Segment & Data Mngmt Division
Contract Officer: Tamas, Dora
Products: Ground Segment / Mission Operations / Other
Techology Domains: Space System Software / Earth Observation Payload Data Exploitation / Core Infrastructure and Architectures
Industrial Policy Measure: N/A - Not apply
Publication Date: 08-OCT-18

The increasing availability of EO data and growing demand for accessing long-term (current and historic), cross-mission data from EO facilities (online and archived) makes it necessary to evolve technologies for long-term data management considering data consolidation, preservation, and continuation across multiple missions that would allow for more efficient access and use. Current solutionsare often storage-optimised and focus on single missions while the data accessibility and use is seen as a next and independent step only or even not considered at all introducing limitations at the level of functionality or in terms of time. The objective of proposed activity is to investigate and develop access-and-use-optimised solutions at the level of data management to overcome limitations of today's storage-optimised data repository implementations. The activity shall evolve archiving structures and data models that facilitate efficient and user-friendly bulk (cross-mission) data selection, retrieval, processing, visualisation, as well as displaying and downloading data layers served by standardized spatial data services. Technology areas to be addressed include bulk data ingestion, data discovery, integration of data access and processing services, data manipulation and re-formatting, on-line visualisation, scalability and security.