Science and Operational Applications Research - Education International (SOAR-EI) Initiative

Joint Announcement of Opportunity

Publication date: December 1, 2012

Closing date: March 1, 2013

Earth observation satellites provide an ideal platform to monitor our changing world. The resulting geo-information products generated by these tools, support studies to better understand the processes causing these changes and their results. Within this context, the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) and MDA Geospatial Services Inc. (MDA GSI) are joining forces to stimulate the scientific use of the Earth Observation RADARSAT-2 satellite. The SOAR Education International initiative is seeking proposals mainly for basic and applied research toward application development using the new modes offered by RADARSAT-2.

The SOAR-EI initiative is intended for researchers from the International education community (principal investigator). The principal investigator, together with his/her team, must demonstrate within the proposal that it has an interest and skills to transform RADARSAT-2 data into useful product information.

The announcement of opportunity will be opened for a limited three-month period to submit a proposal until March 1, 2013. The expected evaluation period is 4 to 6 weeks. Projects submitted will be evaluated by Earth Observation scientists from the Government of Canada and MDA GSI.

Request for Proposal (PDF document)

For more information on this initiative, please contact:

SOAR Coordination Office
Canadian Space Agency
6767 Route de l'Aéroport
Saint-Hubert, Quebec J3Y 8Y9
Telephone: 450-926-6749
Fax: 450-926-4613
E-mail : soar-ei@asc-csa.gc.ca