COSMO-SkyMed Open Call: An Opportunity for the International Scientific Community and National SMEs
Battagliere, Maria Libera ; Dini, Luigi ; Daraio, Girolamo, Maria ; ...Sacco, Patrizia ; ...Coletta, Alessandro ; ...Piperno, Osvaldo
May - 2016

Event Title : Living Planet Symposium, 9-13 May 2016 in Prague
Published in: Proceedings of the conference Living Planet Symposium 2016 - ESA-SP Volume 740
Publisher: ESA
type: Conference Proceedings

Abstract
COSMO-SkyMed (Constellation of Small satellites for Mediterranean basin Observation) is an Italian Earth Observation (EO) Dual-Use (Civilian and Defence) Space System conceived with the aim to establish a global service able to satisfy almost all user application requirements and most of potential market demand. Thanks to its features, since 2008, Italy plays a key role in the international EO context, being one of the most exploited Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) mission during awareness and disaster events.The Italian Space Agency (ASI) continues to stimulate also the scientific data exploitation of COSMO-SkyMed data, through the issue, in 2015, of an "Open Call for Science", addressed to the international EO scientific community, and an "Open Call for National Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs)".This paper is focused on the status and results obtained after one year of activity by ASI through the mentioned calls, considering a quantitative analysis of the received proposals.

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