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REMOTE SENSING FOR MARINE LITTER

ESA Open Invitation To Tender AO8758
Open Date: 06/09/2016
Closing Date: 28/10/2016 13:00:00


Status: ISSUED
Reference Nr.: 16.197.10
Prog. Ref.: General Studies
Budget Ref.: E/0600-00 - General Studies
Special Prov.: BE+DK+FR+DE+IT+NL+ES+SE+CH+GB+IE+AT+NO+FI+PT+GR+LU+CZ+RO+PL+EE+HU+CA
Tender Type: C
Price Range: 100-200 KEURO
Products: Satellites & Probes / Payloads / Instruments / Instruments /Satellites & Probes / On-board SW / Other
Technology Domains: Others
Establishment: ESTEC
Directorate: Directorate of Technical & Quality Management
Department: System, Software & Technology Department
Division: Future Prep. & Strategic Studies Office
Contract Officer: Strzelecki, Patryk Michal
Industrial Policy Measure: N/A - Not apply
Last Update Date: 06/09/2016
Update Reason: Tender issue

Marine Litter is a global issue, affecting all the major bodies of water on the planet, from the surface to the sea-bottom. It can negatively impact wildlife, habitats, the economic health and burden of coastal communities and maritime activities but also become an issue of public safety, considering the emerging concerns over ingestion of microplastics by marine particle feeders. The objectives of this contract are: - to define the target application(s) and mission objectives (in consultation with scientists) and the corresponding system requirements for the remote sensing of plastic Marine Litter;- to identify by analysis and preliminary lab/in-situ tests which existing or emerging techniques/technologies could be capable to remotely detect plastic Marine Litter and on the base of that to propose a conceptual design of a remote sensing system capable to satisfy the defined requirements.

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