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08 February 22

Kick off meeting: project ESA_Snow CCI phase 2

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The project CCI+ Phase 2, officially starts on February, 08th with the related kick off meeting.

This project, founded by the European Space Agency (ESA), is developed in cooperation with a team made up by a mix of companies, research institutions and universities in Europe and Canada, working since many years in monitoring seasonal snow using satellite data, snow and climate research, as well as Earth system modelling. The role of the Institute for Earth Observation of Eurac Research is to lead the validation team, which aims at setting up the validation protocols, the reference data sets, and finally performing and analysing the validation and intercomparison of the generated products.

This project, which is the continuation of a first phase lasted three years, aims at developing and implementing a sustainable robust system for monitoring parameters of the seasonal snow from Earth Observation data acquired by European Space Agency (ESA) and third party missions in order to generate fully validated long term consistent multi-sensor time series of daily snow extent (SE), derived from medium resolution optical data and snow water equivalent (SWE) products from passive microwave data.

More informations about the project can be found here below