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End-to-end satellite communication systems and associated services

With an integrated modelling approach, the integration of new observational data becomes a driver for further enhancement and improved realism of the already existing production chains, assimilation systems and coupled models. The development of advanced processing and modelling techniques, as well as the exploitation of new sources of data, will be targeted to create new products or significantly improve the quality and performances of existing elements-components for the benefit of users. Proposals are expected to provide tangible results (new or improved products or service elements) for the Copernicus service within the period 2021-2027. The proposed research and development should be modular and scalable. The activities of the project should also contribute to the objectives set by the Group on Earth Observation and outcomes and relevant results of the project should be promoted also at international level through the Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS). In addition the project could contribute to the objectives set by the DestinE initiative. The award value is EUR 11 000 000. Proposal should address only one area. To ensure a balanced portfolio covering the two areas described above, grants will be awarded to applications not only in order of ranking but at least also to one proposal that is the highest ranked within each area, provided that the applications attain all thresholds. Proposals are expected to promote cooperation between different actors (industry, SMEs and research institutions) and consider opportunities to quickly turn technological innovation into commercial space usage. The award value is EUR 12 000 000.


To be eligible for funding, applicants must be established in one of the eligible countries;

  • The Member States of the European Union, including their outermost regions
  • The Overseas Countries and Territories (OCTs)  are linked to the Member States
  • Eligible non-EU countries; countries associated with Horizon Europe and  low- and middle-income countries

The deadline for application is 16 February 2022. Visit Funder for details.