The COSMO-SkyMed/RADARSAT-2 Initiative (SOAR-ASI)

Joint Announcement of Opportunity

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Earth Observation is a well suited tool to monitor a world that is continuously changing. The corresponding geo-information products support the investigation and understanding of the processes causing and resulting from the change, and furthermore, to support monitoring and mitigation. They also help to explore, manage and better preserve the Earth's natural resources and ecosystems. It is against this background that Canadian (CSA) and Italian (ASI) Space Agencies joint effort to stimulate the scientific utilization of Earth Observation data acquired by their respective national missions, RADARSAT-2 and COSMO-SkyMed, with an announcement of opportunity seeking for basic and applied research, development of algorithms, methods and applications.

The call is limited to principal investigator from organizations duly established in Canada and Italy only and focuses on the synergistic evaluation of both sensors. Bidders with accepted proposal will have access, free of charge, to ASI and CSA images.

The announcement of opportunity will be opened for a limited two-month period to submit a proposal until November 1, 2013. The expected evaluation period is 4 to 6 weeks. The proposals will be peer-reviewed by Earth Observation experts chosen by ASI and CSA. For project requesting RADARSAT-2 products, note that MDA GSI has a right to review the proposals in order to ensure that they are not of a commercial nature.

In order to submit a proposal, you must complete the following form and a confirmation email will be sent to you. A password will be issued to provide you a secured access to the on-line submission website for full proposals.

Registration Form

Request for Proposal PDF document – 600 Kilobytes (KB)

RADARSAT-2 SOAR Loan Agreement PDF document – 273 Kilobytes (KB)

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-asi@asc-csa.gc.ca