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|GLOBICE Call for Proposal is now open for competitive tender|
|The Invitation To Tender (ITT) on the DUE, "GLOBICE", Ref. AO4682 in the ESA Invitations to Tender, has been published today on EMITS with a closing date of 29 October 2004.|
|The European Space Agency (ESA) hereby invites all companies from DUE participating countries to submit a tender for the GLOBCOVER 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, section Registration Request.
Sea ice typically covers 14 to 16 million square kilometres of the Arctic Ocean, and 17 to 20 million square kilometres of the Southern Ocean around Antarctica, during their respective winter seasons.
Not all issues can be dealt within the GlobICE project, which will be restricted to sea ice motion, deformation and flux based on the analysis of ESAâ€™s SAR archive with 13 years of ERS-1, ERS-2 and ENVISAT data. More precisely, the GlobICE project objectives are to:
Future projects will address other issues on sea ice monitoring for climate research.