1st Research Announcement
In this first Earth Cloud, Aerosol and Radiation Explorer (EarthCARE) Research Announcement (Algorithm Development), the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) is announcing for the research proposals that contribute in the development of JAXA EarthCARE algorithms. As long as they are for nonprofit and peaceful purpose, all categories of Japanese domestic organization may apply this RA. However, funding may differ for each research category and applicant.
1. Outline of this research announcement
The objectives of the EarthCARE mission are to evaluate the radiative forcing of cloud and aerosol, which are the uncertainties in the climate change prediction, and to observe the interactions between cloud and aerosol. Therefore, this research announcement seeks to conduct researches necessary to generate global, highly-accurate and stable products. As this research announcement covers a 3-year research period from JFY 2012 to JFY 2014, which will end before the launch of EarthCARE, this research announcement emphasizes on the development of the pre-launch algorithm.
The details and forms for proposals of this research announcement can be downloaded from below:
Proposals with complete sets of attachments, such as reprints of papers, should be converted to PDF format and sent via E-mail to the EarthCARE Research Announcement Office (see section 3).
Proposers without access to the Web or who experience difficulty in using this site may contact EarthCARE Research Announcement Office for assistance.
Proposals must arrive no later than January 4, 2012.
3. Proposal submission/Contact point
Earth Observation Research Center
Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency
2-1-1 Sengen, Tsukuba-shi, Ibaraki 305-8505, JAPAN