On February 28th, there has been an information day. As part of their respective tasks under Destination Earth, ECMWF, ESA and EUMETSAT intend to procure scientific and technical capabilities and solutions to deliver the first phase of Destination Earth. The procurements will be published in the form of Invitations to Tender (ITTs). This event provided a high-level overview of each of the organisations’ intended activities and procurements, and offered the opportunity for interested parties to ask questions.
Bringing together scientific and industrial excellence from across Europe, DestinE will contribute to revolutionising the European capability to monitor and predict our changing planet, complementing existing national and European efforts such as those provided by the national meteorological services and the Copernicus Services, and will support the European Commission’s Digital Strategy and the Green Deal priority actions on climate change, biodiversity and deforestation.
Under the European Commission’s leadership, and in coordination with the Member States, scientific communities and other stakeholders, the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF), the European Space Agency (ESA) and the European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites (EUMETSAT) are tasked with delivering the first phase of the programme by 2024.
Further insights: https://events.ecmwf.int/event/299/timetable/