Call for Tender for the validation of Copernicus global land products

Copernicus Land Monitoring Service


The Copernicus Land Monitoring Service (CLMS), which is operational since 2012, consists of three main components:


  • Global component: Provides a series of bio-geophysical products on the status and evolution of land surface at global scale at mid and low spatial resolution;
  • Pan-European component: Provides information about the land cover and land use (LC/LU), land cover and land use changes and land cover characteristics;
  • Local component: Focuses on different hotspots, such as areas prone to specific environmental challenges and problems.


On 16 November 2016, the European Commission Joint Research Centre (JRC) issued a Call aiming at setting up and operating the systematic collection and distribution of ground-based observation for validating the EO land products generated in the framework of the global land component.


The deadline for submitting tenders is 16/12/2016.


To know more about the Call, press here


Horizon 2020 – financiación sobre la evolución de los servicios de Copernicus

Horizon 2020 – Oportunidades de financiación sobre la evolución de los servicios de Copernicus

Buenos días,

El objetivo de este correo es llamar vuestra atención sobre las oportunidades de financiación para proyectos relativos a la evolución de los servicios de Copernicus, dentro de la actual convocatoria de Horizon 2020 Space.

Se trata del  topic EO-3-2016: Evolution of Copernicus services, que podéis leer en el WorkProgramme 2016-2017 (página 10):


La lista de temas susceptibles de ser financiados en este topic de Horizon 2020 Space es la siguiente:

1. Copernicus Marine Environment Monitoring Service (CMEMS)

  • Solving ocean dynamics at kilometric resolution
  • Designing future observing systems and related assimilation methods
  • Developing seamless information chains linking dynamics, biogeochemistry and ecosystem essential variables
  • Seamless interactions between CMEMS and coastal monitoring systems

2. Copernicus Land Monitoring Service (pan-European and local land component)

  • Coastal monitoring, i.e. linkage and possible integration of land and marine information services
  • Land Cover/Land Use mapping and change mapping based on integrated radar and multi-spectral data
  • Automated change monitoring based on Sentinel data time series
  • Improved permanent grassland identification methods
  • Crop area and crop status monitoring
  • Methodology to provide yearly incremental updates in High Resolution Layers
  • Feasibility of geo-hazards as a local component

3. Copernicus Land Monitoring Service (Global land component)

  • High volume data processing lines
  • Automated change detection and monitoring based on Sentinel data time series
  • Multi-source data integration

4. Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service (CAMS)

  • Up-to-date Anthropogenic emissions estimates
  • Data assimilation and future Sentinels
  • Coupling and downscaling methods for air quality modelling and forecasting
  • Quantifying uncertainties for atmospheric composition forecast and hindcasts
  • Integrated soil-vegetation-atmosphere modelling and data assimilation
  • Monitoring and forecasting pollens
  • Improvement of secondary aerosols modelling

5. Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S)

  • Climate Prediction
  • Climate modelling at high resolution
  • Climate and environmental observations
  • Copernicus Climate Change Service key data products

6. Copernicus Emergency Management Service

  • “Operationability” of crowd sourcing for the Emergency Management Service
  • Bringing satellite images closer to users
  • Large scale data assimilation of satellite data for improved disaster early warning and monitoring systems
  • Impact of human induced modifications of environments and structural developments in rivers on the forecasting of hydrological extremes
  • Methodologies of the assessment of vulnerability to natural hazards

7. Copernicus Security Service

  • Automation of information extraction for large areas
  • Dissemination of EO based products
  • Integration of EO derived information with other data sources
  • Increased integration of multi-sensor and intelligence data for improving detection rates and identification of targets
  • Improved and automated processes for EO data supply

8. Cross-cutting issues and priorities identified

  • Stimulating integration of EO data in business processes of Member States in the context of reporting requirements for specific EU legislation
  • Stimulating wider use of EO data processing models
  • Open dynamic Testportal/Testbed to test new EO products/information
  • Stimulating wider research of publication big, linked, open Earth Observation data
  • Stimulating research development EO Body of Knowledge

Encontraréis la descripción de cada uno de estos temas en este Guidance Document:

R&D needs for Copernicus operational services – draft guidance document (Final Version)

¿Nos podríais decir, por favor, si tenéis intención de participar en alguno de los temas mencionados más arriba en esta convocatoria de Horizon 2020 Space ? y ¿en cuál/es de ellos ?

Saludos cordiales


Cristina Garrido
C/Cid, 4
Tel: + 34 91 581 55 66/00
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