NERSC is leader of the project and has a long record of planning and executing international research programmes as well as an extensive heritage of sea ice research which is directly relevant to this project. NERSC has been leader of a number of other sea ice projects funded by ESA and EU.
CGI is project manager and provides system engineering expertise to the CCI projects and other clients in the space domain, as well as having a substantial track record at managing ESA projects.
Met.no have wide experience in observation and modelling of polar conditions, and are involved in many broad international collaborations including EUMETSAT SAF on Ocean and Sea Ice and ESA projects ICEMON and PolarView.
DMI is involved in a wide range of sea ice projects, including a key role in the EUMETSAT SAF on Ocean and Sea Ice, and operationally runs a number of HIRLAM forecast models.
DTU has over 30 years experience at developing remote sensing applications, with leading expertise in SAR processing. It has led and participated in many ESA projects on sensor development and related topics.
FMI provides research and development on, among others, sea ice remote sensing methods and forecast models with focus on the Baltic Sea. They have been involved in ice monitoring via satellite data since 1992.
Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research, +++
The Insitute of Environemntal Physics at University of Bremen has large experience in remote sensing of the polar surface and atmosphere with various satellite sensor types.
The University of Hamburg has long been involved in ice-ocean modelling, data assimilation, sea-ice and ocean remote sensing and quality assessment through its Integrated Climate Data Centre and Institute of Oceanography, both part of CliSAP.
Ifremer has a mixed research and engineering team which addresses many ocean and sea ice issues. For sea ice, it provides daily information of sea ice concentration, roughness and drift.
MPI-M has a dedicated research group which carries out both laboratory and field experiments on sea ice physics, using these to develop a sea ice model for climate studies which will be used in this project.