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The 8th Research Announcement (RA)

June 23, 2014

  The Greenhouse gases Observing SATellite "GOSAT" (IBUKI) was successfully launched on January 23, 2009 and more than five years have passed since GOSAT started its on-orbit operation, and high-quality GOSAT data have been accumulated now. In the GOSAT Project, the RA was made for seven times, and consequently, numerous research outcomes were achieved by RA researchers. With the objectives of improving the use of GOSAT products by the RA researchers and enhancing the variability and the possibility of research outcomes, such as creative research outcomes from a new point of view accomplished through the use of GOSAT data by wider range of researchers around the world, the Three Parties, which are the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), the National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES), and the Ministry of the Environment (MOE), have been inviting for research proposals anytime during the Project. We encourage you to submit your application.

  Likewise in the last seven RAs, researches are expected to propose in 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 international science and technology communities. Individual investigators of any nationality and researchers of any organization, including educational, governmental, and private institutions. Proposals must be for non-profit and peaceful purposes and should be prepared either in Japanese or English.

Once your proposal is approved, you are registered as RA user and have the following rights:

1)To submit Observation Requests on the sensors to implement your research objectives.

2)To request the delivery of standard products without any cost prior to their release to the public.

3)To request the delivery of research products for your RA research without any cost.

4)To request the delivery of FTS L2 data products with less screening than the standard products and get them without any cost.

5)To request to process FTS L2 data products, which are not generated because of some reasons, and get them without any cost. In making such request, you have to confirm that there is no cloud over the area with browse images, which include the targeted observing point. The request will be accepted only when those data are necessary for your RA research.

6)To obtain information in addition to the FTS L2 data products (column abundances of CO2, CH4, and H2O (SWIR)), so-called “sub-datasets” of these products, if necessary for your research.

7)To participate in the “PI Meeting” held by the Three Parties.

8)To download a large volume of data products via our FTP site, (Large Volume Data Server).

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

  Please read the RA documents for details. If you apply for the RA, please send your Contents of Research Proposal and Application Form to the GOSAT RA Office (E-Mail) via e-mail.

Schedule for the 8th RA (Current RA) (*2)
(Memos bracketed are principles for the later RAs after 8th)
Release of RA
[See *2 for the 8th and following RAs.]
March 16, 2014
Submission deadline September 30, 2014(*2)
Notification of the selection results
[To be informed immediately after the selection.]
November 28, 2014
Sign-up of 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.]
December 1, 2014 and later
Submission of interim reports.
[In principle, the first interim report shall be submitted within one year after the acceptance of the proposal.]
December 28, 2015

(*2) Applications and research proposals are always invited and accepted - even after September 30, 2014. Schedules for the eighth RA and all of following RAs will be posted on the NIES GOSAT Project website in an appropriate timing. In case no proposal is submitted or no proposal is selected during the above period, the Three Parties will continue to invite research proposals under the ongoing RA number without making a new announcement number. For example, if no research proposal is submitted in response to the eighth RA, the Three Parties will carry the selection board over to the next RA committee meeting and continue to invite research proposals under the same number. The schedule revised by adjustment will be publicized via the NIES GOSAT Project website or other appropriate means.

The selection result of the 7th Research Announcement on GOSAT

April 24, 2014

    We acknowledge and appreciate all the researchers who submitted their research proposals in response to the 7th GOSAT Research Announcement. All proposals were reviewed by our assigned reviewers and their review result was evaluated by the RA Selection and Evaluation Committee. The Committee's final selection was approved by the Three Parties (JAXA, NIES, and MOE), which we are pleased to announce below. The selected proposer is requested to execute the Joint Research Agreement to initiate the research.

Principal Investigator Research Organization Research theme
*** Data application ***
Muhammad Evri Agency for the Assessment and Application of Technology (BPPT) of Indonesia
(Indonesia)
Multistage Sensing of Land-Atmosphere and Monitoring of Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Over Indonesia Using GOSAT Toward National Platform of Climate Change (National Action Plan for GHG; RAN-GRK)
Schedule for the 7th RA
Release of RA February 18, 2014
Deadline for submission of proposals March 15, 2014
Notification of the selection results April 23, 2014
Sign up of the agreement May 7, 2014 and later
Submission of interim reports March 1, 2015

Renewal of the General Contractual Conditions for the Joint Research

February 18, 2014

    As the GOSAT completed its five-year regular operation phase on January 22, 2014, and moves to its post operation phase, the Three Parties have just issued a revised General Contractual Conditions for the Joint Research as of January 17, 2014. This renewal aims to improve PI’s convenience by clarifying the content of the Contract. The main modification is that the term of the Joint Research based on the New Contract is for a maximum of four years considering the GOSAT observation is continuing for more years.

    For more details, please refer to the New Contract. (You can download it.)

    We have just started inviting research proposals for the 7th RA based on the New Contract. The submission deadline is March 15, 2014. We encourage you to submit your application. For details of the application, please see “The 7th Research Announcement (RA)” on this page.

The selection result of the 6th Research Announcement on GOSAT

November 29, 2013

    We acknowledge and appreciate all the researchers who submitted their research proposals in response to the 6th GOSAT Research Announcement. All proposals were reviewed by our assigned reviewers and their review results were evaluated by the RA Selection and Evaluation Committee. As their selection results were approved by the Three Parties (JAXA, NIES, and MOE), we are now pleased to announce the final selection results. All the selected proposers are requested to execute the Joint Research Agreement to initiate the research.

Principal Investigator Research Organization Research theme
*** Validation ***
Laura T. Iraci NASA Ames Research Center
(USA)
Comparison of GOSAT Column Observations with In-situ Measurements over the Western United States
Principal Investigator Research Organization Research theme
*** Data application ***
Santiago Gasso Morgan State University
(USA)
Remote Sensing of Aerosols in the UV wavelength range
Christoph Popp Smithsonian Institution
(USA)
Observation and quantification of CO2 emissions from explosive volcanism using GOSAT measurements
Schedule for the 6th RA
Release of RA August 31, 2012
Deadline for submission of proposals September 30, 2013
Notification of the selection results November 29, 2013
Sign up of the agreement December 2, 2013 and later
Submission of interim reports December 28, 2014

The selection result of the 5th Research Announcement on GOSAT

April 30, 2013

    We acknowledge and appreciate all the researchers who submitted their research proposals in response to the 5th GOSAT Research Announcement. All the proposals were reviewed by several professionals respectively and the review results were evaluated by the RA Selection and Evaluation Committee. As the selection result was approved by the Three Parties (JAXA, NIES, and MOE), we are now pleased to announce the final selection results. All the selected proposers are requested to execute the Joint Research Agreement to initiate the research.

Principal Investigator Research Organization Research theme
*** Validation ***
Dietrich Feist Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry
(Germany)
Validation of TANSO-FTS sunglint measurements over the tropical Atlantic ocean
Xingying Zhang China Meteorological Administration
(Chaina)
Validation of GOSAT SWIR CO2 data products over China
Principal Investigator Research Organization Research theme
*** Data application ***
Satoru Fukuda Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency
(Japan)
Algorithm development and prior examination of validation for EarthCARE/MSI by use of CAI
Johanna Tamminen Finnish Meteorological Institute
(Finland)
Validation of the retrieval algorithms of GOSAT-FTS and Sodankyla FTIR instruments
Lin Zhang Peking University
(Chaina)
Estimation of methane emissions over Asia using satellite observations and adjoint modeling
Schedule for the 5th RA
Release of RA August 31, 2012
Deadline for submission of proposals March 4, 2013
Notification of the selection results April 26, 2013
Sign up of the agreement April 30, 2013 and later
Submission of interim reports March 1, 2014

The selection result of the 4th Research Announcement on GOSAT

December 3, 2012

    We acknowledge and appreciate all the researchers who submitted their research proposals in response to the 4th GOSAT Research Announcement. All the proposals were reviewed by several professionals respectively and the review results were evaluated by the RA Selection and Evaluation Committee. As the selection result was approved by the Three Parties (JAXA, NIES, and MOE), we are now pleased to announce the final selection results. All the selected proposers are requested to execute the Joint Research Agreement to initiate the research.

Principal Investigator Research Organization Research theme
*** Validation ***
Nicholas Deutscher University of Bremen
(Germany)
Development of a validation product for GOSAT water vapour retrievals
Jianping Mao University of Maryland
(USA)
Validation of GOSAT CO2 Retrievals over the United States with in-situ CO2 Measurements during ASCENDS Science Campaigns and Improvement of Fluorescence Retrievals with GOSAT
Principal Investigator Research Organization Research theme
*** Data processing algorithms ***
Yi Liu Institute of Atmospheric Physics , Chinese Academy of Sciences
(China)
Retrieval algorithm development
Principal Investigator Research Organization Research theme
*** Data application ***
Xiufeng Wang Hokkaido University
(Japan)
Examining the relationships between global climate and GHG concentrations
Lim Hwee San Universiti Sains Malaysia
(Malaysia)
Regression analysis in modeling of carbon dioxide and factors affecting its value in Peninsular Malaysia
Schedule for the 4th RA
Release of RA August 31, 2012
Deadline for submission of proposals October 26, 2012
Notification of the selection results November 30, 2012
Sign up of the agreement December 3, 2012 and later
Submission of interim reports December 28, 2013

The selection result of the third Research Announcement on GOSAT

February 1, 2011

    We acknowledge and appreciate all the researchers who submitted their research proposals in response to the 3rd GOSAT Research Announcement. All the proposals were reviewed by several professionals respectively and the review results were evaluated by the RA Selection and Evaluation Committee. As the selection result was approved by the Three Parties (JAXA, NIES, and MOE), we are now pleased to announce the final selection results. All the selected proposers are requested to execute the Joint Research Agreement to initiate the research.

Principal Investigator Research Organization Research theme
*** Validation ***
Li Zhang Chinese Academy of Sciences(CAS)
(China)
The validation of GOSAT CO2 flux product over the grasslands
Principal Investigator Research Organization Research theme
*** Data processing algorithms ***
Hirofumi Oyama Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency
(Japan)
Observation of air pollutants from GOSAT thermal infrared spectra
Otto Hasekamp SRON-Netherlands Institute for Space Research
(Netherlands)
Retrieval of CH4 from GOSAT-FTS measurements using a full physics approach based on accurate radiative transfer and an approach using the CO2 column as a light path proxy
Principal Investigator Research Organization Research theme
*** Carbon balance estimation, atmospheric transport models ***
Peter Rayner University of Melbourne
(Australia)
Assimilating GOSAT CO2 into a combined weather/climate model
Ray Nassar Environment Canada
(Canada)
Estimation of CO2 and its fluxes by joint assimilation of GOSAT data and insitu measurements
Dylan Bryce A. Jones University of Toronto
(Canada)
Estimation and attribution of global CO2 surface fluxes using satellite observations of CO2 and CO from TES, GOSAT, and Mopitt
Principal Investigator Research Organization Research theme
*** Data application ***
Kristiina Regina MTT Agrifood Research Finland
(Finland)
Carbon balance of selected agricultural soils in southern Finland estimated using GOSAT / FTS satellite sensory data - effect of soil type and management practices on CO2 and CH4 vertical flux estimates
Krishna Prasad Vadrevu University of Maryland
(U.S.A)
Biomass burning research, satellite remote sensing of fires and relating to GOSAT CO2 retrievals.
Philippe Ricaud CNRS/Universite Paul Sabatier
(France)
Transport Processes over the Mediterranean Basin as Diagnosed from the Evolution of Long-lived Species: Spaceborne Measurements and Modeling Studies
Ira Leifer University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB)
(U.S.A)
Validation of satellite-derived methane budgets from fugitive fossil fuel industrial emissions
Jordi Isern-Fontanet Institut Catala de Ciencies del Clima
(Spain)
The role of oceanic mesoscale structures in the air-sea fluxes
Bingfang Wu Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS)
(China)
Spatial and temporal dynamics detection of the greenhouse gas emissions from the Three Gorges region of China
Muhammad Evri Agency for the Assessment and Application of Technology (BPPT)
(Indonesia)
REDD plus and estimation of land-atmosphere carbon exchange using ground-based and GOSAT data in Industrial Plantation Forest: Paser-East Kalimantan and Jambi
Ke-Sheng Cheng National Taiwan University
(Taiwan)
Comparing path radiances estimated using GOSAT CAI images and Formosat II images
Rama Rao Nidamanuri Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology (IIST), Government of India
(India)
Estimation of tropical forest biophysical parameters using near UV and NIR reflectance from GOSAT TANSO - CAI sensor
Principal Investigator Research Organization Research theme
*** Data application / Validation ***
Mohsin Hafeez Charles Sturt University
(Australia)
Integrated mapping and modeling of water and carbon footprints of Australian irrigated agricultural systems
Yongwon Kim University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF)
(U.S.A)
Assessment and monitoring of CO2 and CH4 in wildfire and healthy boreal forest, Interior Alaska
Principal Investigator Research Organization Research theme
*** Carbon balance estimation, atmospheric transport models / Data application ***
Chang-Keun Song National Institute of Environmental Research
(Korea)
Evaluation of long-range transport of greenhouse gases (hereinafter refer to as "GHGs")(CO2 and CH4) and estimation of GHGs emission sources using GOSAT data and atmospheric chemistry model for the better understanding of carbon cycle
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

Announcement of proposal submission deadline for the 3rd RA

November 11, 2010

  We have closed the application of The 3rd Research Announcement.Thank you indeed for applying for 3rd RA.We are going to inform you the selection results on January 31, 2011.

Postponement of proposal submission deadline
for the 3rd RA

To Potential applicants for the 3rd RA,

October 28, 2010

  On August 20th of this year, the GOSAT RA Office released the 3rd Research Announcement (RA) regarding GOSAT Joint Research. As a result, we have received some Research Proposals up to now.

  Since we received some requests from potential applicants to extend the submission deadline, the original of which was October 29, 2010, we have decided to extend it with respect to all of the research fields by one week: The new deadline is November 8, 2010 (Japan Standard Time).

  We would appreciate it if you could take an advantage of the extension and try actively for submitting proposals.

Greenhouse gases Observing SATellite (GOSAT)
The Third Research Announcement

August 20, 2010

  The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), the National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES), and the Ministry of the Environment (MOE) (hereafter referred to as the "Three Parties" collectively) are jointly promoting the Greenhouse Gases Observing Satellite "IBUKI" (GOSAT) Project. The spacecraft was launched successfully on January 23, 2009, and has been operating properly since then. The GOSAT observational data and its processed products are released to the public. The Three Parties would like to accept research proposals for the third time for the purpose of facilitating the data quality evaluation, including calibration, validation, and the utilization of the GOSAT data.

  As appeared in the first and the second Research Announcement (RA), which adopted 88 research proposals in total, the Three Parties would like to accept research proposals in any of the following five specific topics also in the third RA:
  1) Calibration,
  2) Data processing algorithm,
  3) Carbon balance estimation / Atmospheric transport modeling,
  4) Validation, and
  5) Data application.

  This announcement is open to international science and technology community. Individual investigators of any nationality and researchers of any organization, including educational, governmental, and private institutions, are encouraged to apply. Proposals must be for non-profit and peace purposes and should be prepared either in Japanese or English. All submitted proposals are to be evaluated by the RA Selection and Evaluation Committee for the Three Parties.

  The Three Parties will hold a workshop sometime in the first half of the next year for principle investigators of the selected research proposals.

  Please read the following documents and apply for the third RA by emailing the application form to the GOSAT RA Office (E-Mail) by October 29, 2010. Your application will be greatly appreciated.

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

GOSAT Information regarding the Interrim Reports

Dear GOSAT 2nd RA Principal Investigators (PI),

July 6, 2010

  We would like to inform you about interim reports mentioned in the GOSAT RA main text (page 14, 22) and the General Contractual Conditions for the Joint Research on the GOSAT data (Section 2.2.2)*. As for the interim reports, please prepare a progress report and an interim report by following the instructions written below. They shall be together submitted to the Three Parties through the GOSAT RA Office by September 30, 2010.

GOSAT Information regarding the Interrim Reports PDF

The selection result of the second Research Announcement on GOSAT

August 28, 2009

  We acknowledge a number of the submissions for the second Research Announcement on GOSAT. We have already disclosed the selection result for RA* researchers ( Calibration, Validation and Data Processing Algorithm) . In addition, we are disclosing the result for the RA+ researchers ( Carbon Balance Estimation/Atmospheric Transport Models and Data Application), selected, based on the RA Selection and Evaluation Committee who referred to the reviewers' opinion, followed by the approval of the Three Parties ( JAXA, NIES and MOE) . RA researchers are requested to execute the Research Agreement and to conduct the research, and, as shown in the end, to participate in the 2nd PI Meeting scheduled in late January. ( There is a researcher, to be selected under a condition. He will be listed up when the condition is satisfied.)

Principal Investigator Research Organization Research theme
*** Carbon balance estimation, atmospheric transport models ***
Fred Prata Norwegian Institute for Air Research (NILU)
(Norway)
Greenhouse Gas Emissions in South Asia using Inverse Modelling
Emile Pelikan Institute of Computer Science, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic
(Czech Republic)
Modeling of the CO2 and CH4 fluxes using advanced mathematical techniques
Tuula Aalto Finnish Meteorological Institute
(Finland)
CO2 Balances using Remote Sensing, FTIR spectroscopy, In Situ Measurement and Earth System Modeling
Toshiki Iwasaki Tohoku University
(Japan)
Four Dimensional Data Assimilation of GOSAT Observation Data Using a Local Ensemble Transform Karman Filter
Georgii Alexandrov National Institute for Environmental Studies
(Japan)
Application of GOSAT FTS data to calibrating models of terrestrial carbon sink
Frederic Chevallier Laboratoire des Sciencs du Climat et de l'Environment (LSCE)
(France)
Estimation of CO2 and CH4 surface fluxes
A. Scott Denning Colorado State University
(U.S.A)
Global carbon source/sink estimation using GOSAT data
Saulo R. Freitas National Institute for Space Research (INPE)
(Brazil)
Assimilation and validation in Coupled Aerosol Tracers and Transport model to the Brazilian developments on the Regional Atmospheric Modeling System and the version of CPTEC General Circulation Atmospheric Model Including chemistry and aerosol.
Principal Investigator Research Organization Research theme
*** Data application ***
Reginald R. Muskett University of Alaska Fairbanks
(U.S.A)
GOSAT and Oceanographic Observations of CO2 and CH4 on the Laptev and East Siberian Shelf Seas
Yutaka Kondo University of Tokyo
(Japan)
Evaluation of uncertainties of aerosol parameters using a regional three-dimensional model
Luis Guanter University of Valencia, Spain
(Spain)
Space-based analysis of the relationship between vegetation functioning and atmospheric CO2 and CH4 greenhouse gases.
R. P. Singh Agriculture, Forestry and Environment Group (RESA)
(India)
Interaction Between Atmospheric Greenhouse Gases and Terrestrial Biospheric Processes Over Indian Subcontinent
Florian M. Schwandner Nanyang Technological University (NTU)
(Singapore)
Satellite-Borne Quantification of Carbon Dioxide Emissions from Volcanoes and Geothermal Areas
Simon A. Carn Michigan Technological University
(U.S.A)
Application of GOSAT/TANSO-FTS to the Measurement of Volcanic CO2 Emissions
Manvendra K. Dubey Los Alamos National Laboratory
(U.S.A)
Determine CO2 emissions validation capability of GOSAT over a polluted power dominated region using forward atmospheric modeling and aerosol corrections
Doreen Sandra Boyd University of Nottingham
(U.K)
Using Envisat MERIS MTCI to characterize the response of the terrestrial biosphere to spatio-temporal variability in atmospheric carbon dioxide as measured by GOSAT FTS
Kazuhito Ichii Fukushima University
(Japan)
Multi-model experiment of terrestrial carbon cycles in Asia and North America based on GOSAT carbon budget products
Nawo Eguchi National Institute for Environmental Studies
(Japan)
Study of stratosphere-troposphere exchange and tropospheric dynamical processes by using the GOSAT TANSO-FTS data
Jhoon Kim Yonsei University
(Korea)
Quantification of radiative forcing of CO2 and black carbon from GOSAT measurements with the aid of Asia Carbon Tracker and numerical models
France Gerard Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (Natural Environment Research Council)
(U.K)
Using GOSAT to help improve the representation of wetlands and associated CH4 cycle in the next generation global land surface models.
Ira Leifer Marine Science Institute, University of California
(U.S.A)
GOSAT Synergies for Ground-Reference of CH4-Emissions from Geologic and Biologic Mid-Latitude and Arctic Sources
Yuji Sakuno Hiroshima University
(Japan)
Aerosol distribution estimation using GOSAT CAI data in coastal environments for red tide bloom detection
Principal Investigator Research Organization Research theme
*** Validation ***
Ralf Sussmann Research Center Karlsruhe,IMK-IFU
(Germany)
Validation of GOSAT methane,carbon dioxide,and water vapor at the Ground-Truthing Facility Garmisch/Zugspitze
Christopher D. Barnet NOAA / NESDIS / STAR
(U.S.A)
Comparison of GOSAT CH4 and CO2 with NOAA/NESDIS operational trace gases products retrieved from AIRS, IASI and CrIS and use of CAI aerosol product for NOAA synergy studies of using satellite data for air quality applications
Cyril Crevoisier Centre Nantional de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS)
(France)
Quality control of radiances, validation of greenhouse gas products, and study of CO2 diurnal cycle.
Ugo Cortesi Institute for Applied Physics "Nello Carrara" of the Italian National Research Council (IFAC-CNR)
(Italia)
Cross-validation of IASI/METOP-A and TANSO-FTS/GOSAT level 2 products for carbon dioxide.
Anu Dudhia University of Oxford
(U.K)
Validation of TANSO FTS spectra using RFM line-by-line model
Esko Kyro Finnish Meteorological Institute
(Finland)
Validation of GOSAT/TANSO GHG observations through surface-, tower- and FTIR measurements at the Sodankyla-Pallas Satellite pixel (67 degrees N, 27 degrees E)
Pieter Tans NOAA Earth System Research Laboratory
(U.S.A)
Comparison of GOSAT retrievals of the CO2 and CH4 column mole fractions with in-situ data and estimates produced by the CarbonTracker data assimilation system.
Principal Investigator Research Organization Research theme
*** Data processing algorithms ***
Andre Butz SRON-Netherlands Institute for Space Research
(Netherlands)
Retrievals of atmospheric CO2 from GOSAT observations based on accurate vector radiative transfer modeling of scattering atmospheres
Pierre-Francois Coheur Universite Libre de Bruxelles
(Belgium)
Atmospheric Composition and Chemistry-Climate interactions with GOSAT
Franz Schreier Deutsches Zentrum fuer Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR)Institut fuer Methodik der Fernerkundung (IMF)
(Germany)
Validation of Vertical Profiles and Column Densities Retrieved from Nadir Infrared Sounders
Sergey Oshchepkov National Institute for Environmental Studies
(Japan)
Algorithm developments for SWIR FTS GOSAT data processing with regard to atmospheric horizontal inhomogeneity
Samuele Del Bianco Institute for Applied Physics "Nello Carrara"of the Italian National Research Council (IFAC-CNR)
(Italia)
Definition, implementation and validation of a prototype software system aimed at the atmospheric corrections for the retrieval of solar-induced fluorescence.
Jianping Mao University of Maryland, Baltimore County
(U.S.A)
Assessment of GOSAT Radiance Responses to the Lower Atmospheric CO2 Concentration Change and Impact of Aerosols and Clouds on CO2 Concentration Retrievals
Nawo Eguchi National Institute for Environmental Studies
(Japan)
Retrieval of cirrus cloud parameters from TANSO-FTS spectra and investigation of global cirrus cloud variations
Schedule for the 2nd RA
Release of RA April 7, 2009
Deadline for submission of proposals RA* users : June 8, 2009
RA+ users : June 30, 2009
Notification of the selection results RA* users : July 31, 2009
RA+ users : August 28, 2009
Sign up of the agreement RA* users : August 3, 2009 or later
RA+ users : August 31, 2009 or later
The second Meeting of the GOSAT_RA
Principal Investigators / Workshop
January 2009
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 selection result of the first Research Announcement
on GOSAT

August 29, 2008

  We acknowledge a number of submissions of the first Research Announcement on GOSAT. After the deadline of the submission on 7th July of this year, 52 research proposals were selected as candidate of adopted research proposals by the RA Selection and Evaluation Committee, based on the evaluation results of the reviewers, and adopted by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency(JAXA), the National Institute for Environmental Studies(NIES) and the Ministry of the Environment(MOE). The respective adopted researchers will implement their researches after the joint research agreement is executed. The first meeting of the Principal Investigator will be held in November as a kick-off meeting of the beginning the researches, and the open workshop will be held as well. The details are at the end of this page.

Principal Investigator Research Organization Research theme
*** Calibration ***
L. Larrabee Strow University of Maryland Baltimore County
(U.S.A)
Infrared Validation and Mid-Tropospheric CO2 from the FTS GoSAT Sensor
Robert Knuteson UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN - MADISON
(U.S.A)
Assessment of GOSAT TIR FTS absolute calibration through validation
Tsuneo Matsunaga National Institute for Environmental Studies
(Japan)
Lunar calibration of TANSO using SELENE Spectral Profiler data
Hiroshi Suto Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency
(Japan)
Characterization of micro vibration effect to spaceborne-FTS on orbit
Principal Investigator Research Organization Research theme
*** Validation ***
Michael Buchwitz University of Bremen, FB1
(Germany)
Towards CONsistent long-term SCIAMACHY and GOSAT greenhouse gas data sets (CONSCIGO)
Justus Notholt University of Bremen
(Germany)
Distributions of CO2 and CH4 over Eurasia between 30 degrees N - 90 degrees N
Kimberly Strong University of Toronto
(Canada)
Validation of GOSAT Measurements Using Ground-Based and Satellite Data
Hideki Kobayashi Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology
(Japan)
Evaluation and improvement of the phenology monitoring algorithm of terrestrial vegetation
Masahiro Kawasaki Kyoto University
(Japan)
An instrument prototype for column CO2, CH4 and N2O using direct solar flux
Kohei Mizutani National Institute of Information and Communications Technology
(Japan)
Validation study of GOSAT CO2 data with coherent differential absorption lidars
Vanessa Sherlock NIWA
(New Zealand)
Southern Hemisphere validation of GOSAT XCO2 and XCH4 from TCCON solar FTS measurements in Australia and New Zealand
Tomoaki Miura University of Hawaii at Manoa
(U.S.A)
Evaluation and Validation of GOSAT CAI Vegetation Index Products Using MODIS, AVHRR, and In Situ Data over the Conterminous United States and Hawaii
Yutaka Matsumi Nagoya University
(Japan)
Validation experiments for GOSAT using balloon-borne CO2 instruments
Charles Miller Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology
(U.S.A)
Validation of GOSAT Data Products and Joint GOSAT-OCO Intercomparisons
Chikao Nagasawa Tokyo Metropolitan University
(Japan)
Validation of the SWIR/TIR products using troposheric CO2 profiles by the ground-based differential absorption lidar
Claude Camy-Peyret UPMC et CNRS
(France)
Correlative TIR, SWIR and NIR measurements for GOSAT
Yasuko Jessica Kasai National Institute of Information and Communications Technology
(Japan)
Validation of CH4 with several ground-based IR Spectrometers
Daisuke Sakaizawa Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency
(Japan)
Validation of the optical depth in the TANSO-CAI/FTS products using a 1.6-um backscattring lidar observation
Thomas Blumenstock Forschungzentrum Karlsruhe
(Germany)
Validation of TANSO CH4 columns and profiles by ground-based solar absorption FTIR
Principal Investigator Research Organization Research theme
*** Data processing algorithms ***
Alexander Kokhanovsky University of Bremen O.
(Germany)
Cloud remote sensing using GOSAT instruments
Christian Frankenberg Netherlands Institute for Space Research
(Netherlands)
Retrieval of methane, carbon dioxide and water vapor from GOSAT near-infrared spectra
Tasuku Tanaka Yamaguchi University
(Japan)
New Retrieving Method for Vertical Profile of Atmospheric Constituents By FTS
Konstantin G. Gribanov Ural State University
(Russian)
Development of methods and software for retrieval of CO2 and CH4 spatial distributions from TANSO-FTS and TANSO-CAI sensors data and application of these methods for atmosphere over Western Siberia
Vladimir P. Budak Moscow Power Engineering Institute
(Russian)
Development of radiative transfer technique for arbitrary 3D geometry with consideration of polarization effect
Itaru Sano Kinki University
(Japan)
Algorithms for aerosol retrieval and validation for GOSAT / CAI : Combination use of multi-sensor data and ground based in-situ measurements
Pierre-Yves Deschamps Universite de Lille 1and CNRS
(France)
Geophysical parameters derived from TANSO/FTS and CAI data
Thomas Wagner MPI for Chemistry, Mainz, Germany
(Germany)
Non standard cloud, aerosol, and albedo products
Naoko Saitoh University of Tokyo
(Japan)
Studies on atmospheric minor constituents and polar stratospheric clouds retrieved from thermal infrared spectra of TANSO-FTS
Mikhail Yurievich Kataev Tomsk state university of control systems and radioelectronics
(Russian)
Development of the column amount and concentration profiles retrieving algorithms for CO2 and CH4 from satellite data using a priori information (Neural Network approach)
Ryoichi Imasu University of Tokyo
(Japan)
Studies on CO2 concentration in the lower atmosphere and its budget analysis using synergetic data of TANSO-FTS TIR and SWIR bands
Principal Investigator Research Organization Research theme
*** Carbon balance estimation, atmospheric transport models ***
Alexander Lukyanov Central Aerological Observatory
(Russian)
Simulation of cirrus clouds and humidity in UTLS by using coupled cirrus/trajectory model and the modification of the transport models used for the purposes of greenhouse gases inversion
Sander Houweling Netherlands Institute for Space Research/Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Research Utrecht
(Netherlands)
Intercomparison of CO2 fluxes estimated using inverse modelling of GOSAT and OCO measurements
Christoph Gerbig Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry
(Germany)
Quantification of the carbon cycle in Europe and Western Africa by the top-down method
Richard Engelen European Centre for Medium-RangeWeather Forecasts
(U.K)
Application of GOSAT data in a 4D-Var data assimilation system in combination with other greenhouse gas observations to better estimate CO2 and CH4 fluxes
Dylan B. A. Jones University of Toronto
(Canada)
Chemical data assimilation and inverse modeling of atmospheric CO2
Paul Palmer University of Edinburgh
(U.K)
The UK Universities contribution to the analysis of GOSAT L1 and L2 data: towards a better quantitative understanding of surface carbon fluxes
Principal Investigator Research Organization Research theme
*** Data application ***
Masayuki Tamura Kyoto University
(Japan)
Standardization of NDVI products produced from the TANSO-CAI sensor and applications of them to land observations
Masami Fukuda University of Alaska Fairbanks
(U.S.A)
Early Detection of Leakage from Siberian and Alaskan Gas Pipelines
Liping Lei Center for Earth Observation and Digital Earth Science/Chinese Academy of Science
(China)
Analysis of Spatial and Temporal Relationship Between Greenhouse Gases and Landuse/Landcover in China
Yoshinobu Harazono Osaka Prefecture University
(Japan)
Regional evaluation of CO2 exchange over a terrestrial ecosystem in Alaska and its application to vegetations in East-Asia
Petr Musilek University of Alberta
(Canada)
Evaluation of Applicability of GOSAT Data for Monitoring of Greenhouse Gases (GHG) Emissions from Tailing Ponds and Upgrader Operations in the Oil Sands Production Area, Alberta, Canada
Xiufeng Wang Hokkaido University
(Japan)
A study on the relationship between distributions of CO2 and CH4 near ground and land-use in Northeast Asian
Richard Lynch Atmospheric and Environmental Research Inc
(U.S.A)
Trace gas remote sensing using near IR and longwave IR
Sachiko Hayashida Nara Woman's University
(Japan)
Analysis of GOSAT methane data to characterize the methane source from rice paddies in Asia
Hilary E. Snell Atmospheric and Environmental Research, Inc
(U.S.A)
Validation of a LIDAR System for the Measurement of CO2
Hirokazu Yamamoto Advanced Industrial Science and Technology
(Japan)
The possibility of aerosol correction over land using ADEOS-2 GLI 380nm reflectance
Shamil Maksyutov National Institute for Environmental Studies
(Japan)
Estimation of the anthropogenic CO2 and CH4 emissions from the spatial concentration distribution around large point sources
Tsuneo Matsunaga National Institute for Environmental Studies
(Japan)
Application of GOSAT FTS data to urban environmental monitoring
Kenta Ogawa Rakuno Gakuen University(Hokkaido University)
(Japan)
Monitoring of Land Surface Status Using Thermal Infrared Emissivity and Visible to Near-Infrared Reflectance
Nakako Kobayashi Research Institute for Humanity and Nature
(Japan)
Wildfire detection and the estimation of methane emission ratio and gas emission rates
Makiko Mukai Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency
(Japan)
Estimation of properties and emissions of atmospheric aerosols based on the GOSAT/CAI data
P. Stammes Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute
(Netherlands)
Study of aerosol and cloud properties using the polarization of the O2 A-band