The Snow_cci team consists of 11 scientific and industrial partners from nine different countries.
The team is organised as follows:
- Science lead – Dr. Thomas Nagler, ENVEO (Environmental Earth Observation IT GmbH), Austria.
- Project Management - Dr. Gabriele Schwaizer, ENVEO (Environmental Earth Observation IT GmbH), Austria.
- Earth Observation Science Team – led by Dr. Stefan Wunderle, University of Berne, Switzerland.
- Snow Cover Extent development and production team: Dr. Gabriele Schwaizer (ENVEO), Dr. Thomas Nagler (ENVEO), Dr. Rune Solberg (NR), Dr. Stefan Wunderle (University of Berne), Dr. Sari Metsämäki (SYKE)
- Snow Water Equivalent development and production team: Dr. Kari Luojus (FMI), Dr. Jouni Pulliainen (FMI), Dr. Chris Derksen (ECCC), Dr. Lawrence Mudryk (ECCC)
- Validation Team – led by Dr. Carlo Marin, EURAC, Italy.
- System Engineering Team – led by Dr. Andreas Wiesmann, GAMMA Remote Sensing, Switzerland.
- Climate Research Group – led by Dr. Chris Derksen, Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC), Canada.
ENVEO (Environmental Earth Observation IT GmbH), Austria, is the project leader, responsible for the scientific coordination and the technical project management of the project, relations with ESA and communications with relevant scientific communities. ENVEO is also leading the algorithm development activities and is contributing to the generation of snow extent products.
Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC), Canada, is leading the Climate Research Group. Further, ECCC is together with FMI responsible for the algorithm development and generation of snow water equivalent products.
EURAC Research, Italy, has the lead of the Validation Team and is responsible for independent validation activities of all snow products generated in the Snow_cci project.
Finnish Meteorological Institute (FMI), Finland, is together with ECCC responsible for the algorithm development and is leading the generation of snow water equivalent products.
GAMMA Remote Sensing AG (GAMMA), Switzerland, is responsible for all system engineering activities in the project and is contributing to the generation of snow extent products.
Norwegian Computing Centre (NR), Norway, is responsible for the end-2-end uncertainty characterisation of the snow products as well as for the generation of the ECV snow products. Further, NR is contributing to the algorithm development for snow extent products.
University of Berne (UBE), Switzerland, has the lead of the EO Science Team and is responsible for the requirements management. Further, UBE is contributing to algorithm development and the generation of snow extent products and to the validation of snow water equivalent products.
Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE), Finland, is contributing to the algorithm development for snow extent product.
The Climate Research Group, under the lead of Dr. Chris Derksen (ECCC) are external experts who will assess the user requirements and define the specifications for snow products to be generated within the Snow_cci project. The following members of the Climate Research Group will each perform a use case study to assess the impact of the ECV snow products for climate monitoring and research:
- Dr. Gerhard Krinner, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS / IGE), France
- Dr. David Gustafsson, Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute (SMHI), Sweden
- Dr. Richard Essery, School of Geosciences, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Dr. Patricia de Rosnay from the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) will support the CRG as external expert.