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Vespe Francesco 06-Nov-2008 17:28
Subject : [IGSMAIL-5852]: ROSA on OCEANSAT_2 Announcement of Opportunity (25596)
FROM . Vespe Francesco - francesco.vespe@asi.it
Date : 06-Nov-2008 17:28 -
To : igsmail@igscb.jpl.nasa.gov
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IGS Electronic Mail 06 Nov 08:29:41 PST 2008 Message Number 5852

Author: Francesco Vespe

The Italian Space Agency (ASI) has released this week electronically
an Announcement of Opportunity for conducting basic scientific research
and application oriented projects using data and data products from its
payload devoted to Radio Occultation for Sounding the Atmosphere (ROSA)
which will be embarked on Indian OCEANSAT_2 space mission. The launch is
planned for the next spring 2009.
Individuals or parties interested in proposing a ROSA-OCEANSAT_2
mission investigation in response to this AO are requested to connect at
http://eopi.asi.it/ or contact: francesco.vespe at asi.it

Official letter follows:


Dear Colleague,

The Italian Space Agency (ASI - Agenzia Spaziale Italiana) is pleased to
announce the opportunity for the exploitation of the ROSA on OCEANSAT 2
mission products.

This Announcement of Opportunity is focusing on the demonstration of the
ROSA on OCEANSAT 2 capabilities and exploitation for science and
civilian applications.

The opportunity is open worldwide for candidates submitting proposals
covering exploitation of ROSA on OCEANSAT 2 products for:

- ROSA calibration and validation algorithm retrieval

- ROSA data assimilation in numerical models for meteorological

- climatology

- atmospheric, ionospheric and space weather studies

- space geodesy and solid earth physics applications

- synergic use of the data form the payloads onboard OCEANSAT_2:
Ocean Color Monitoring, SCATterometer and ROSA

Should you be interested in participating to this opportunity, please
submit your proposal directly onto the following web site:

The deadline for submission of proposal is 30/01/2009.

For any further information, please do not hesitate to contact Francesco
Vespe by e-mail at: Francesco.vespe at asi.it.

We would like to welcome you to this Announcement of Opportunity and
wish you all success with your project. We look forward to collaborating
with you and receiving your proposals, reports and results.

Giuseppe Bianco

Acting Director, Earth Observation Dept.

Italian Space Agency