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 was leader of the ICEMON project and a number of other sea ice projects funded by ESA and EU.
Logica have provided system engineering expertise to many projects, both for ESA and for many 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.
UCL’s Centre for Polar Observation and Modelling is a world leader in the field of observation, modelling and physical processes controlling polar climate. The group pioneered the determination of sea ice thickness from space.
The University of Cambridge’s Polar Ocean Physics Group exists to study the mechanisms of physical processes in the polar ocean. It has been involved in many related projects, such as DAMOCLES and SYNICE.
The University of Bremen‘s PHAROS (PHysical Analysis of RemOte Sensing images) group 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.