ESA Invitation to Tender: "ESA CLIMATE SPACE Tipping Elements Activity"

The tender aims to strengthen the levels of confidence in our understanding of the risk of tipping elements and abrupt changes by exploiting the Essential Climate Variables developed by the ESA CCI programme and ESA’s Earth Observation archive, but is not limited to these.

This latest procurement has been issued as part of the ESA CLIMATE-SPACE programme.

Several projects will be funded covering two broad streams, for projects lasting three years. The first stream focuses on regional process-based studies which, in collaboration with modelling groups, will assess the driving mechanisms, interactions and estimated proximity and impacts of tipping elements.  The second stream will develop capability to detect and interpret early warning signals for biophysical tipping elements by bringing together Earth observation algorithm developers, ecologists and climate scientists.

For this Invitation to Tender, the Agency has defined a maximum budget of 500,000 EUR for a stream 1 project and 2,000,000 EUR for a stream 2 project. 

The closing date for proposal submission is 17/05/2024, 13:00 CET.

For further information relating to the CLIMATE-SPACE: TIPPING ELEMENTS ACTIVITY (Tender Action Number: 1-12183 — Activity Number: 1000039862) visit ESA's online System for Tendering And Registration.