Greenhouse gases observing satellite GOSAT  "IBUKI"

[4] Final reports

Research Announcement

The 11th Research Announcement (RA)

June 3, 2016

The Greenhouse gases Observing SATellite "GOSAT" (nicknamed “IBUKI”) was successfully launched on January 23, 2009 and it has since been in operation to observe greenhouse gases.

As part of the GOSAT Project, RAs have to date been issued ten times, and many promising research outcomes have been reported from the RA researchers. Aiming to facilitate scientific use of the GOSAT data by creative researchers with new perspectives, the promoters of the GOSAT Project, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), the National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES), and the Ministry of the Environment (MOE) (hereinafter “the Three Parties”), invite research proposals for the RAs at any time during the project period.1 We encourage you to submit your applications and original research proposals.

NOTE : The application deadline for the 11th RA was extended until March 1, 2017

 

1 Although applications are always being accepted, deadlines for review and selection by the GOSAT RA Selection and Evaluation Committee are set at regular intervals. Described here is the 11th RA, and its schedule is shown at the bottom of this announcement.

Overview of the GOSAT RA

Research proposals are welcomed for any of the following five topics:

1 Calibration
2 Data processing algorithm
3 Carbon balance estimation / Atmospheric transport modeling
4 Validation
5 Data application

This announcement is open to all countries and nationalities, and is no way limited to Japanese nationals or those affiliated with Japanese institutions. All individual researchers, organizations, research institutes, private companies, and governmental bodies who are willing to use the GOSAT data for non-profit and peaceful purposes are qualified to submit proposals to the current RA. Proposals should be prepared either in English or Japanese.

Once your proposal has been accepted, you will be registered as an RA user and granted the several permissions listed below:

 

  1. To submit GOSAT observation requests to implement your research objectives.
  2. To request the delivery of standard products at no cost, prior to their release to general users.
  3. To request the delivery of research products2 for the RA research at no cost.
  4. To request the delivery of FTS SWIR L2 data products to which less screening criteria are applied than the standard products and obtain these at no cost.
  5. To request to process FTS SWIR L2 data products without any screening criteria of the data quality, which were not generated. In making such a request, researchers are asked to check browse images of CAI and confirm that there is no cloud within the field of view of FTS. The request will be accepted only when those data are necessary for the RA research.
  6. To obtain additional information of the FTS SWIR L2 data products (column abundances of CO2, CH4, and H2O (SWIR)), so-called “sub-datasets” of the FTS L2 data products, if they are necessary for the RA research.
  7. To participate in the GOSAT RA PI Meeting (closed meeting), which will be hosted by the Three Parties.
  8. To download a large volume of data products via the NIES FTP site.

 

2 Research products are not released to general users.

 

All submitted proposals will be evaluated by the GOSAT RA Selection and Evaluation Committee designated by the Three Parties.

Please read the following RA documents for details. When you apply for the RA, please send the completed appendix D, the “Contents of Research Proposal and Application Form” to the GOSAT RA Office (gosat-prj1@nies.go.jp) via e-mail.

 

 

 

Schedule for the 11th RA (Current RA)
Call for new research proposals. May 31, 2016
Submission deadline. March 1, 2017 3
Notification of the selection results. [To be informed immediately after the selection.] April 20, 2017
Concluding the agreement. [The Three Parties and the RO of the PI whose research proposal was accepted shall execute the contract. If the PI does not belong to any organization, the PI shall execute the contract instead.] April 20, 2017 and later
First submission of the interim and progress reports. March 1, 2018

3 Applications and research proposals will continue to be accepted even after the March 1, 2017 deadline has passed. Schedules for the 12th RA and the following RAs will be posted on this website at an appropriate time.

The 10th Research Announcement (RA)

December 7, 2015

The Greenhouse gases Observing SATellite "GOSAT" (nicknamed “IBUKI”) was successfully launched on January 23, 2009 and it has since been in operation to observe greenhouse gases.

As part of the GOSAT Project, RAs have to date been issued nine times, and many promising research outcomes have been reported from the RA researchers. Aiming to facilitate scientific use of the GOSAT data by creative researchers with new perspectives, the promoters of the GOSAT Project, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), the National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES), and the Ministry of the Environment (MOE) (hereinafter “the Three Parties”), invite research proposals for the RAs at any time during the project period.1 We encourage you to submit your applications and original research proposals.

The 10th Research Announcement was closed.

1 Although applications are always being accepted, deadlines for review and selection by the GOSAT RA Selection and Evaluation Committee are set at regular intervals. Described here is the 10th RA, and its schedule is shown at the bottom of this announcement.

 

Overview of the GOSAT RA

Research proposals are welcomed for any of the following five topics:

1 Calibration
2 Data processing algorithm
3 Carbon balance estimation / Atmospheric transport modeling
4 Validation
5 Data application

This announcement is open to all countries and nationalities, and is no way limited to Japanese nationals or those affiliated with Japanese institutions. All individual researchers, organizations, research institutes, private companies, and governmental bodies who are willing to use the GOSAT data for non-profit and peaceful purposes are qualified to submit proposals to the current RA. Proposals should be prepared either in English or Japanese.

Once your proposal has been accepted, you will be registered as an RA user and granted the several permissions listed below:

 

  1. To submit GOSAT observation requests to implement your research objectives.
  2. To request the delivery of standard products at no cost, prior to their release to general users.
  3. To request the delivery of research products2 for the RA research at no cost.
  4. To request the delivery of FTS SWIR L2 data products to which less screening criteria are applied than the standard products and obtain these at no cost.
  5. To request to process FTS SWIR L2 data products without any screening criteria of the data quality, which were not generated. In making such a request, researchers are asked to check browse images of CAI and confirm that there is no cloud within the field of view of FTS. The request will be accepted only when those data are necessary for the RA research.
  6. To obtain additional information of the FTS SWIR L2 data products (column abundances of CO2, CH4, and H2O (SWIR)), so-called “sub-datasets” of the FTS L2 data products, if they are necessary for the RA research.
  7. To participate in the GOSAT RA PI Meeting (closed meeting), which will be hosted by the Three Parties.
  8. To download a large volume of data products via the NIES FTP site.

 

2 Research products are not released to general users.

 

All submitted proposals will be evaluated by the GOSAT RA Selection and Evaluation Committee designated by the Three Parties.

Please read the following RA documents for details. When you apply for the RA, please send the completed appendix D, the “Contents of Research Proposal and Application Form” to the GOSAT RA Office (gosat-prj1@nies.go.jp) via e-mail.

 

 

 

Schedule for the 10th RA (Current RA)
Call for new research proposals. December 7, 2015
Submission deadline. March 15, 2016 3
Notification of the selection results. [To be informed immediately after the selection.] April 22, 2016
Concluding the agreement. [The Three Parties and the RO of the PI whose research proposal was accepted shall execute the contract. If the PI does not belong to any organization, the PI shall execute the contract instead.] April 25, 2016 and later
First submission of the interim and progress reports. March 1, 2017

3 Applications and research proposals will continue to be accepted even after the March 15, 2016 deadline has passed. Schedules for the 11th RA and the following RAs will be posted on this website at an appropriate time.

Past Research Announcements

The 9th Research Announcement (RA)

Schedule for the 9th RA (Current RA) *
(Memos bracketed are principles for the later RAs after the 9th)
Call for new research proposals. November 17, 2014
Submission deadline September 30, 2015*
Notification of the selection results.
[To be informed immediately after the selection.]
November 30, 2015
Concluding the agreement.
[The Three Parties and the RO of the PI whose research proposal was accepted shall execute the contract. If the PI does not belong to any organization, the PI shall execute the contract instead.]
November 30, 2015 and later
First submission of the interim and progress reports. December 28, 2016

*Submission deadline of 9th RA was postponed.
Applications and research proposals are invited even after September 30, 2015. Schedules for the 10th RA and the following RAs will be posted on this website in an appropriate timing.

Research Announcement (RA)

Schedule for the 3rd RA
Release of RA August 20, 2010
Deadline for submission of proposals October 29, 2010 --> November 8, 2010
Notification of the selection results January 31, 2011
Sign up of the agreement February 1, 2011 and later
The third Meeting of the GOSAT_RA
Principal Investigators
Sometime between May and August, 2011
Submission of interim reports March 1, 2012

The 2nd Research Announcement

The 2nd Research Announcement was closed.
Schedule for the 2nd RA
Release of RA April 7, 2009
Deadline for submission of proposals RA* users : June 8, 2009
RA+ user : June 30, 2009
Notification of the selection results RA* users : July 31, 2009
RA+ user : August 28, 2009
Sign up of the agreement RA* users : August 3, 2009 or later
RA+ user : August 31, 2009 or later
The second Meeting of the GOSAT_RA
Principal Investigators
January 28-29, 2010
Submission of interim reports September 30, 2010
NB: "RA users" are those researchers who research on themes adopted by the Three Parties in a research announcement. RA users are divided into RA* users and RA+ users in a following way: "RA* users" are RA users who are engaged in research activities that concern calibration validation or algorithms, and "RA+ users" RA users who are engaged in research activities that concern models and data application.

The 1st Research Announcement

*The 1st Research Announcement was closed but you are allowed to view it.'
Schedule for the 1st RA
Release of RA April 7, 2008
Deadline for submission of proposals July 7, 2008
Notification of the selection results August 29, 2008
Sign up of the agreement August 29, 2008 or later
The first Meeting of the GOSAT_RA
Principal Investigators / Workshop
November 5,2008(Public)
/November 6-7(PI)
Launch of GOSAT Scheduled for early 2009
Submission of interim reports December 28, 2009
The second Meeting of the GOSAT_RA
Principal Investigators
January 28-29, 2010
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