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Project structure

List of partner institutes

Roles of partner institutes

Teams

Project structure 

The project structure is highlighted in the figure below. The Core Management Team (CMT) coordinates the work, reports to ESA and is responsible for all communication issues. The project is further subdivided in 2 Earth Observation Science Teams (EOST), a Validation Team (VALT), a Climate Research Group (CRG) and a System Engineering Team (SET).

Each of the two Earth Observation Science Teams is in charge of one of the two Ozone ECV product types:

  • EOST-1: UV-Vis nadir Total Ozone and Ozone profiles
  • EOST-2: Limb and Occultation Ozone profiles

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

List of participant institutes (Phase-II of the project)

Hereafter the project partners are listed. Just click on the organization's short name to be redirected to its own website.

Prime contractor:

BIRA-IASB – Belgian Institute for Space Aeronomy, Brussels, Belgium

 

Subcontractors:

KMI-IRM - Royal Meteorological Institute of Belgium, Brussels, Belgium   ULB - Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium
  DLR - German Aerospace Center, Wessling, Germany UBR - University of Bremen, Institute of Environmental Physics, Germany
  KIT - Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, IMK-ASF, Karlsruhe, Germany   KNMI - Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute, De Bilt, The Netherlands
LATMOS - Laboratoire Atmosphères, Milieux, Observations Spatiales, Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, France MeteoSwiss - Federal Office of Meteorology and Climatology, Payerne, Switzerland
  RAL - Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Chilton, UK   FMI - Finnish Meteorological Institute, Helsinki, Finland
  CHALMERS - Chalmers University of Technology, Göteborg, Sweden   UofT - University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada

UoS - University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
 


 

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Roles of partners 

In following table, the roles of the partner institutes in Ozone_cci are indicated per team. Leading roles are highlighted in bold.

Partner CMT EOST1 EOST2 VALT CRG SET
BIRA-IASB X X   X    
KMI-IRM       X    
ULB    X        
DLR X X     X X
UBR X   X      
KIT     X   X  
KNMI   X     X X
LATMOS     X X    
MeteoSwiss       X    
RAL   X        
FMI     X X    
CHALMERS     X      
UofT     X      
UoS     X      
AUTH (ext.service)       X    
RT Solutions (ext.service)   X        

 

Teams 

More than 50 European experts participate in this project.

Michel Van Roozendael (BIRA-IASB) is the Science Leader of Ozone_cci. He is assisted by Nathalie Kalb (BIRA-IASB) who is in charge of the project management. Hereafter the leaders of all project teams are specified.

Team Person in charge
CMT Michel Van Roozendael (BIRA-IASB)
EOST1 Michel Van Roozendael (BIRA-IASB)
EOST2 Mark Weber (UBR)
VALT Jean-Christopher Lambert (BIRA-IASB)
CRG Martin Dameris (DLR)
SET Meinhard Wolfmuller (DLR)

 

The main activities and responsibilities of each team can be summarized as follows:

EOST1 (Lead: Michel Van Roozendael)

  • Coordinate total ozone and ozone profile retrieval algorithms from nadir UV sensors, with focus on GOME, SCIAMACHY, OMI and GOME-2 sensors.
  • Review and improve algorithms for the production of long term ozonedata products, intercompare algorithms by Round-Robin exercises.
  • Develop formal scientific specification of algorithms, prototype software, and reference data products.

EOST2 (Lead: Mark Weber)

  • Coordination of ozone profile retrieval algorithms from limb sensors: MIPAS, SCIAMACHY and GOMOS.
  • Review and improve algorithms for the production of long term ozonedata products, intercompare algorithms by Round-Robin exercises
  • Develop formal scientific specification of algorithms, prototype software, and reference data products.

VALT (Lead: Jean-Christopher Lambert)

  • Coordination of ground-based validation activities, with focus on ozone total columns and vertical profiles

CRG (Lead: Martin Dameris)

  • Gather the requirements from the wider climate research community from an end-user and modeller perspective.
  • Contribute to the preparation of a detailed User Requirements Document.
  • Exploit and integrate ECV products within specialized models.

SET (Lead: Meinhardt Wolfmüller)

  • Identification of requirements and technical specifications for a complete end-to-end ECV processing chain.
  • Conduct trade-off analysis between different system concepts based on the priorities of low operational cost, reprocessing capability and modularity.
  • Address the need for establishing data service systems that ensure ongoing accessibility to the Climate Data Sets into the future as well as the required capacity to update these data sets periodically.

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