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The main objective of the project GEOID+ is the computation of an improved geoid model for the Austrian territory, as acombined solution from terrestrial gravity field data and satellite-related data from the dedicated gravity field missions GRACE and GOCE, which shall stabilize the solution in the long to medium wavelength domain.
A new Austrian geoid model has been computed as a combined solution of local terrestrial gravity field observations (gravity anomalies, deflections of the vertical, "direct" geoid observations obtained by a difference between geometric heights derived from GPS observations, and orthometric heights derived from spirit levelling), and global gravity field information based on data of the satellite gravity mission GRACE.
Based on the successful work performed in the project GOCEDAPC, the main objective of GFPF is the implementation and integration of a fully operable software system for the processingof an optimum Earth’s gravity field model based on the data of ESA’s satellite gravity mission GOCE (Gravity Field and Steady-State Ocean Circulation Explorer), combining orbit observations derived from GPS satellite-to-satellite tracking and the analysis of the GOCE gravity gradiometer data.
The objectives of the GIOMO (next Generation near real-time IOnospheric MOdels) project were the identification and consolidation of improved ionospheric modelling technologies, the software implementation of a selected refined model, and the final integration into the existing OEGNOS (Austrian EGNOS data server) software in order to improve the positioning accuracy for this augmentation service and thus to foster user acceptance.
The project analysed to what degree individual municipal departments could take the role of a "GMES-USER" or a "GMES-PROVIDER" and how such a role could efficiently support them in fulfilling their tasks. This was an explorative undertaking, focussing on the GMES Domain Land. It included information gathering, joint learning, technical analyses and a systematic screening of municipal tasks.
The overall goal of the GMSM project is to advance the use of soil moisture services based on METOP ASCAT and complementary satellite systems, most importantly SMOS and ENVISAT ASAR, by extending existing products developed at I.P.F. TU Vienna to Africa and Australia, for which extensive calibration and validation activities will be carried out and novel water hazards applications will be developed by the project consortium.
GMSM II was the follow-up of the GMSM activity performed within ASAP 6. It was launched to advance the use of soil moisture services based on EUMETSAT’s MetOp ASCAT sensor and complementary satellite systems. The GMSM II project has successfully accomplished major achievements towards this goal.
GNSS-MET - Rapid Delivery of Tropospheric Wet Delays Based on GNSS Observations for Weather Forecast
The aim of the project is to provide GNSS based measurements of the tropospheric water vapour content to be used within the INCA system.
GNSSMET-AUSTRIA - GNSS based determination of atmospheric humidity changes and their assimilation into operational weather forecast systems
In the framework of project GNSSMET AUSTRIA the wet part of the tropospheric delay is estimated with a temporal resolution of one hour and an accuracy of better than +/- 1mm PW based on observations of a GNSS reference network covering more than 30 stations distributed over the whole Austrian territory. These values are assimilated within the ALADIN-Austria model operated at the Central Institute for Meteorology and Geodynamics (ZAMG).
go.forest/mobile - Independent mobile SatNav device as supplement for a web-based Forestry Management- and Information System
The main idea of go.forest is to create a web-GIS-platform which enables horizontal and vertical cooperation and implementation of complex workflows in a user friendly way.
go.hiking - Web-based Service Platform for Monitoring and Maintenance of Alpine Hiking Infrastructure, Search&Rescue Spatial Knowledge Base and Info-Desk for Hikers
SatNav devices have been available for mountaineers for a long time. If someone plans a hiking tour, they will look for web-maps showing the region of interest, they want to investigate, the actual state of trails or paths, degree of difficulty, height differences, duration, public transport information, local weather forecast, etc. The most critical content within this list is the state of paths; the rest is somehow linked to commercials. go.hiking will concentrate on the state of paths, on hiking infrastructure.
The satellite gravity mission GOCE (Gravity Field and Steady-State Ocean Circulation Explorer), the first core mission of ESA’sLiving Planet Programme, strives for a high-accuracy, high-resolution model of the Earth’s gravity field.
GOCOnAUT - Combined High-resolution Global Gravity Field Model from Satellite Gravity Missions GOCE, GRACE and CHAMP, Complemented by Terrestrial Gravity, Altimetry and SLR Data
The main objective of the project GOCOnAUT is the generation of high-resolution global gravity field models by combining data from the satellite gravity missions GOCE, GRACE and CHAMP with complementary gravity field information represented by terrestrial and air-borne data, satellite altimetry, and satellite laser ranging.
The project aims at designing and developing software modules for a navigation receiver for space applications complements and at developing the so-called Innovative Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) Receiver.
GRAS is a simulation and verification tool to support satellitepositioning and navigation technology and to particularly demonstrate the expected Galileo system and service characteristics at selected Points of Interest (POI) in the urban area.
The goal of this project is to design and develop basic components for a generic, state-of-the-art Monitoring and Control (M&C) System for monitoring and controlling both hardware equipment and running software applications.
The aim of GUSTAV is to develop a prototypical systems-platform as a basic information server used in case of natural catastrophically events. New tools will be created and tested.
The project aimed at designing, developing and testing a digital driver’s book including dedicated analysis software. Special attention was paid to ease integration into organisation specificprocesses. Easy data collection, analysis, and transferability were among the main project goals.
HERSCHEL/PACS - The Austrian Participation in the ESA-Cornerstone Mission HERSCHEL: On-board Data Reduction and Compression
The Herschel Space Observatory (formerly know as FIRST, theFar Infra-Red Space Telescope), a cornerstone of ESA's Space Horizon 2000 programme, will for the first time facilitate the investigation of the far infrared and submillimetre radio regime of the electromagnetic spectrum, which is not accessible from the ground. In this wavelength range the primary research goals will be in the fields of stellar evolution, development of planetary systems, interstellar matter and the origin of galaxies.