Work packages

The project is divided into four different workpages, for which the partners are collaborating.

WP100 – Project Office BIOMASS

Our coordination office takes care of the internal and external communication and disseminates information on the project, by organizing workshops, webinars and a Summer School in 2022. We also take care of the administrative coordination and the financial planning.

WP200 – Data Utilization Concept

The overall resposibe for this workpackage is Nuno Carvalhais (MPI-BGC), but each of our partners takes care of different aspects of this work package. Aim is the development and iteration of a utilization concept that triggers a broad and multifold scientific, as well as commercial, exploration of the BIOMASS datasets.

  • WP210 – Tomographic and interferometric data
    Konstantinos Papathanassiou (DLR – HR) is responsible to develop a utilization concept for tomographic and interferometric data, which will account for the actual BIOMASS data but will also consider alternative or new products. and data levels that may be relevant for the user community.
  • WP220 – BIOMASS data products
    Nuno Carvalhais (MPI-BGC) and Konstantinos Papathanassiou will develop a knowledge chain underlying the BIOMASS products, e.g. design and physical concepts of the used algorithms.
  • WP230 – Terrestrial carbon cycle dynamics and modelling
    Friedrich Bohn and Andreas Huth (UFZ) will develop a concept in close coorperation with Nuno Carvalhais (MPI-BGC) on how to use the BIOMASS data to better understand the role of the terrestrial ecosystems in a context of global climate change
  • WP240 – Secondary mission objectives
    Konstantinos Papathanassiou (DLR – HR) is also in charge to develop a utilization concept for the secondary mission objectives, which include the mapping of geological subsurface, the topography of the land under vegetation cover and the speed of flow of ice sheets and glaciers
  • WP250 – Learning and education tools
    Our partners from the Friedrich Schiller University, Christiane Schmullius and Carsten Pathe, create learning materials on P-Band technology and will present it during our EEBIOMASS Summer School in 2022 and make them available on their platform eo-college.

WP300 – Gap analysis
Within the duration of the project we will identify gaps between the mission requirements and the national user requirements. We will identify missing technical, scientific and management elements required for a better exploitation of the BIOMASS mission

WP400 – Public relations and dissemination
The project office takes care of the outreach of EEBIOMASS. We establish a national user community and disseminate the outcomes of the work packages to them. We will report about the BIOMASS mission progress