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Permafrost

Information System on Permafrost

The PERMAFROST project is funded by the European Space Agency (ESA) Data User Element (DUE) program, which is a component of the Earth Observation Envelope Program (EOEP).
Permafrost is one of 50 Essential Climate Variables (ECV) defined by the Global Climate Observating System (GCOS). The objective of this project is to establish systematic monitoring of permafrost based on satellite data.

Permafrost
Information System on Permafrost
DUE (Data User Element)
Land
€1,000k
Service Demonstration
Completed
ENVISAT : AATSR
MetOp : ASCAT
EOS-Aqua : MODIS
http://www.ipf.tuwien.ac.at/permafrost" target="_blank">http://www.ipf.tuwien.ac.at/permafrost

The main purpose of the ESA DUE Permafrost project is to define, demonstrate and validate, permafrost monitoring information service from local to large scale, mainly towards climate change studies and addressing the pan-boreal/arctic zone. The service is supposed to support the GCOS implementation plan with systematic satellite-based Earth Observations of global permafrost extent, change and related products. It should further support permafrost monitoring activities of national and intergovernmental bodies and scientific groups involved in climate change research.

The goal of the Permafrost project is to demonstrate EO integrated services in the field of permafrost monitoring of the boreal zone with active participation of user organisations, mainly from the scientific world. The project shall act as a platform to users and service providers in order to harmonise information needs and develop a set of key tools to address them. The Permafrost project objectives are to:

  • Define EO based services for permafrost monitoring based on user requirements
  • Integrate the latest EO technology with state of the art ground based measurements
  • Demonstrate and validate the services with the user organisations
  • Develop mid to long term scenarios for boreal permafrost monitoring
  • Contribute to new scientific results in the domain of climate change detection, climate modelling and hydrological modelling
Final Report
Vienna University of Technology
GAMMA
University of Jena
AWI
University of Waterloo
AWI
Geological Survey of Canada
GIPL
IARC
Lomonosov Moscow State Univesity : Faculty of Geography, Lomonosov Moscow State University
Melnikov Permafrost Institute
HU-GSES
SHI
MPI - MDI - BGC
IPA
Annett Bartsch
Vienna University of Technology
Institute of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing
Gusshaustrasse 27 - 29
1040 Vienna
Austria
Tel: +43-(0)1-58801-12221
Fax: +43-(0)1-58801-12299
Email: ab@aipf.tuwien.ac.at
Frank Martin Seifert
European Space Agency ESRIN D/EOP-SEP
Via Galileo Galilei
I-00044 Frascati (RM)

Tel.: +39 06-941.80560
Fax: +39 06-941.80552
Email: frank.martin.seifert@esa.int