Survey on a new orbit for continuous polar observation

EarthTemp-LogoOnline?? –?? The Meteorology Department at the University of Reading in UK are involved in a ESA project together with the University of Strathclyde in UK and Astrium UK to propose mission concepts for a new polar observation system, called TARANIS.

They are assessing the requirements for and applications of geostationary-like observations at polar latitudes, as part of a study into potential novel orbits for Earth observation.

For this they need kind contributions from interested scientists and technologists.

They have set up a survey that will help them to understand whether such an orbit can be interesting and useful for the scientific community and are inviting interested technology parties to participate in this research study.

The linked survey questionnaire will require approximately 20-30 minutes to complete and the deadline for the survey is the 30 May 2014.

If you are interested in continuous observations of the polar region, they invite you to complete this survey ( on a new orbit.

They also ask you to distribute it to appropriate colleagues in your organisation who may be interested.

Contact Person: Dr Laura Carrea via The EarthTemp Network
Post Doctoral Research Assistant with Prof. C. Merchant
Dept. of Meteorology, University of Reading
Whiteknights, Reading, RG6 6AL UK