Within the SCIRoCCo Project, a number of Research Grants at Master, Post-graduate and PhD level, have been made 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.  The research will be carried out at one of the SCIRoCCo Host Institutions: KNMI (NL), RMA (BE), TUWien (AT), SERCO/University of Rome (IT).

Duration is variable from 3 to 6 months and grants will cover travel and subsitence expenses. Rates depend on the cost of living at the Host Institution, on grant duration and on seniority (undergraduate or graduate level) and are competitive with respect to, say, ERASMUS or similar grants.

Research Projects will  start preferentially either before Summer 2015, in September or in January 2016,  depending on negotiation, according to needs and availabilities.

Nationals from ESA member states only  are eligible  (Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and Canada).

 Research will cover topics such as:

  • Soil Moisture
  • Ocean Winds
  • Coastal Winds
  • Sea Ice

 Please, download the full description of the Research Topics and apply on-line.

 

Grant ID

Grant Title

Topic

Host Institution

1

Sea-ice detection from  satellite active/passive microwave measurements: Inter-comparison of  Scatterometer data

Sea-Ice

SERCO

2

Triple/quadruple collocation analysis for soil moisture satellite products

Soil moisture

SERCO/Univ. Rome “La Sapienza”

3

Comparison of ERS-2 ESCAT sea backscattering coefficients with electromagnetic models of sea surface scattering and other empirical models under challenging geophysical conditions

Modelling

SERCO/Univ. Rome “La Sapienza”

4

High resolution and noise

Wind-HR

KNMI

5

ERS ESCAT and MetOp ASCAT inter-calibration analysis of extreme winds

Wind Inter Calib

KNMI

6

Coastal ESCAT winds

Coastal Winds

KNMI

7

ESCAT Sea Ice

Sea-Ice

KNMI

8

Study of the statistical properties and spatial distribution of the radar backscatter

Backscatter Characterization

RMA

9

Spatial resolution enhancement of the ERS scatterometer data

Spatial resolution enhancement

RMA

10

Sea ice detection algorithm improvement

Stateless Sea-Ice detection improvement

RMA

11

Relationship between Doppler spectrum/shift and the wind speed

Wind effect on Doppler spectrum

RMA

12

Daily vegetation modelling to improve the ERS ESCAT soil moisture retrieval

Soil moisture

TUW

13

ERS-2 ESCAT and MetOp-A ASCAT inter-calibration analysis during parallel mission operations.

Soil moisture

TUW

 

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