CNES, the French space agency, and ISA, the Israel space agency, are soliciting research proposals for the use of VENµS earth observation data.
The selection of the sites (minimum 70 sites, objective: over 100 sites) that will be imaged every two days by VENµS is the subject of the Research Announcement. Although VENµS is primarily designed for land studies, a proposal may address any topic of earth sciences over land, atmosphere or ocean.
Proposals for this VENµS Research Announcement are submitted in a two-stage procedure. First, every candidate must submit a preliminary proposal before the beginning of 2012. Secondly, Venµs project mission coordinators will draw up a list of all the accepted propositions by mid 2012.