Global Change Observation Mission (GCOM) Fifth Research Announcement
The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) is announcing the fifth research announcement (RA), which is the opportunity to conduct algorithm improvement, validation, and application research for the first satellite of the GCOM-W (Water) series, GCOM-W1, as well as multi-sensor research mainly using data from GCOM-W1.
1. About the Fifth Research Announcement
GCOM will consist of three consecutive generations of two satellite types with 1-year overlaps, resulting in a 13-year observation period. The two satellites are GCOM-W and GCOM-C (Climate). The GCOM-W1 satellite carrys the Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer-2 (AMSR2) to contribute to understanding the water and energy cycle. The first satellite of the GCOM-C series, GCOM-C1, will be equipped with the Second-generation Global Imager (SGLI) to observe the Earth's atmosphere and surface, contributing to the understanding of the carbon cycle and radiation budget.
In this RA, JAXA solicits 3-year research proposals beginning from Japanese fiscal year 2014, for algorithm improvement, validation, and application research for GCOM-W1, as well as multi-sensor research mainly using data from GCOM-W1. JAXA will give priority to the areas of GCOM-W1 standard algorithm improvement and validation, GCOM-W1 research algorithm development, and provision of validation data.
RA details and forms for proposals can be downloaded from the following link. Please read carefully the contents before your application. Proposals with complete sets of attachments, such as reprints of papers, should be converted to PDF file and sent via E-mail to the GCOM RA Office. Proposers who experience difficulty in downloading the documents may contact GCOM RA Office for assistance.
RA details and forms for proposals can be downloaded from the following: