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DIVERSITY Call for Proposal is now open for competitive tender
2006-07-14
The Invitation To Tender (ITT) on the DUE, "DIVERSITY", Ref. AO5078 in the ESA Invitations to Tender, has been published today on EMITS with a closing date of 8 September 2006.
The European Space Agency (ESA) hereby invites all interested companies from DUE participating countries to submit a tender for the DIVERSITY procurement. If companies are not yet registered as an ESA bidder, they are invited to obtain access to EMITS by completing a questionnaire, which can be found at the indicated URL below, section Registration Request.

The DIVERSITY project shall cover the study, definition and development of information services to support the implementation of the United Nations Convention on Biodiversity (UNCBD). Services are related to the different areas where EO technology may contribute to support the conservation and monitoring activities of the different actors involved in the UNCBD: e.g.,

  • Geo-information for planning and managing habitat, protected areas and bio-corridors;
  • Coral reef monitoring;
  • Geo-information for supporting endangered species conservation;
  • EO-derived biodiversity indicators;
The DIVERSITY project precise objectives are to:
  • Define the user base identifying the main national and international bodies involved in the implementation of the UNCBD;
  • Identify their needs in terms information products and services that may be derived with the support of EO technology;
  • Define in collaboration with key users a set of prototype service to be prototyped and demonstrated.
  • Implement and integrate the services at various locations.
  • Validate the services.
  • Prepare the basis for a large project on biodiversity to be launched in 2008.

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