Status Report

ESA Call for Proposal on the Earth Observation GRID Processing-on-Demand environment (G-POD)

By SpaceRef Editor
August 22, 2006
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Dear colleague,

The European Space Agency is pleased to announce a new partnership opportunity for conducting Earth Science research activities trough the use of the ESA Earth Observation (EO) Grid Processing-on-Demand (G-POD) environment.

This opportunity is widely open.

In fact, ESA is offering all scientists with the possibility to perform bulk processing and/or validation of their own algorithms exploiting the large ESA earth-observation archive together with ESA available GRID computing and dynamic storage resources.

Proposals are invited which cover the exploitation of EO data archives availuble at ESA for:

  • the prototyping, development, validation, and operational deployment of new algorithms and “scientific added value” products, requiring high data and processing ressources,
  • the development of new Earth Science applications exploiting the synergetic use of EO data. including synergy with other spaceborne and ground data, models and multidisciplinary applications.
  • Within the framework of this Call, ESA will offer on-line access to EO data, together with au attached computing infrastructure to host and run the partner’s applications. This first call will be based on the EO data already available on-line for Category 1 users, i.e.:
  • the global Envisat and ERS-2 atmospheric chemistry instruments (MIPAS. GOMOS. SCIAMACHY, GOME) archived data,
  • the global Envisat MERIS Reduced Resolution archived data,
  • the Terra and Aqua MODIS data products acquired over Europe.

Should you be interested in participating to this Can, please visit us for more information and submit your proposal directly onto the following Web site:

The deadline for submission of proposals is 1st September 2006

For any further information, please do not hesitate to contact us, either bye-mail at: or fax at: +390694180 272/292.

We would like to welcome you to this Call for Proposals, and wish you all success with your projects. We look forward to collaborating with you and receiving your proposals, reports and results.

Yours sincerely,

Emmanuel Mathot

Emmanuel Mathot
G-POD Operations and Maintenance
Research and Technology Development Division
ESA-ESRIN, Via Galileo Galilei, CP 64, 00044 Frascati, Italy
Tel.: +39 06 941 80876

SpaceRef staff editor.