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Published by RSS Team on Wed 24 of June 2015

"Research Grants Call 2015"


Research Grants Call 2015


The SCatterometer InstRument Competence Centre, SCIRoCCo, has been established by the European Space Agency  (ESA) in  support of the exploitation activities for the ERS-2 Scatterometer mission during Phase-F. SCIRoCCo aims at becoming a reference center for the international meteorological agency, meteorological operations centers, and the research and educational community worldwide for the exploitation of the ERS Scatterometer mission data set and of the present and future C-band scatterometer mission data sets.

SCIRoCCo aims also to initiate, foster, and facilitate the creation of the best environment for the maturation of the next-generation scientific community for  the Scatterometer data exploitation and evolution. To do so SCIRoCCo has set up an educational network to encourage and support the integration between different scatterometry research groups and universities all across Europe. This will complement others educational activities already running (e.g. at EUMETSAT Satellite Application Facility SAF, International Ocean Vector Wind Science Team,

Within the SCIRoCCo Project, a number of Research Grants at Master, Post-graduate and PhD level are available, to carry out original research based primarily on the exploitation of ERS Scatterometer data, on the intercalibration between ESCAT (the ERS Scatterometer), ASCAT (on MetOp-A) and comparisons of models and retrievals.  Research will be carried out at one of the SCIRoCCo Host Institutions: KNMI (NL), RMA (BE), TUWien (AT), SERCO/University of Rome (IT) and may also involve collaboration with multiple SCIRoCCo partners. Research Projects will  start preferentially either before Summer 2015, in September or in January 2016,  depending on negotiation, according to needs and availabilities.

For further details on the available research topics see here

To apply on-line for the SCIRoCCo’ research grants see here