Services - 86466-2020

21/02/2020    S37

Italy-Ispra (VA): Provision of an Automated, Global, Satellite-based Flood Monitoring Product for the Copernicus Emergency Management Service

2020/S 037-086466

Prior information notice

This notice is for prior information only

Services

Legal Basis:
Regulation (EU, Euratom) No 2018/1046

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: European Commission, JRC — Joint Research Centre, JRC.E — Space, Security and Migration (Ispra), JRC.E.1 — Disaster Risk Management
Postal address: Via Enrico Fermi 2749
Town: Ispra (VA)
NUTS code: ITC41 Varese
Postal code: I-21027
Country: Italy
E-mail: jrc-ispra-dir-e-procurement@ec.europa.eu

Internet address(es):

Main address: https://ec.europa.eu/jrc/

I.2)Information about joint procurement
I.3)Communication
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
European institution/agency or international organisation
I.5)Main activity
General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement
II.1.1)Title:

Provision of an Automated, Global, Satellite-based Flood Monitoring Product for the Copernicus Emergency Management Service

Reference number: JRC/IPR/2020/OP/0551
II.1.2)Main CPV code
73300000 Design and execution of research and development
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

This open call for tender aims at establishing a fully operational, automated, global, satellite-based flood monitoring product, which will provide a continuous, near real-time (NRT) global monitoring of all major flood events and which will serve as a new element of the existing flood early warning and monitoring component of the Copernicus Emergency Management Service (CEMS). The global flood monitoring product shall be based on a systematic, automated delineation of flooded areas and water-bodies using Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) data from the Copernicus Sentinel-1 satellites.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 6 000 000.00 EUR
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
73300000 Design and execution of research and development
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: ITC41 Varese
Main site or place of performance:

Via Enrico Fermi 2749,I-21027 Ispra (VA), IT.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The global flood monitoring product shall be based on a systematic, automated delineation of flooded areas and water bodies using Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) data from the Copernicus Sentinel-1 satellites, with observed flood events extracted as the difference between observed water extent, mapped by Sentinel-1 SAR data and a reference water mask (i.e. permanent and seasonal water), derived from an appropriate consistent, historical Sentinel-1 SAR time-series. The scope of the service includes setting up and operationally implementing facilities and processes for:

— downloading worldwide Sentinel-1 Level 1 Ground Range Detected (GRD) imagery from (for example) the Copernicus Services Data Hub,

— application of the required SAR pre-processing steps and storage of the resulting image stacks or ‘data cubes’ spanning the required time-series of Sentinel-1 data,

— application of a mature, state-of-the-art, fully automated flood mapping algorithm, suitable for intensive computations and extracting the desired information from Sentinel-1 data in near real time,

— generation of the required global flood monitoring output layers, including observed flood event, observed water extent, reference water mask, exclusion mask and uncertainty values,

— global flood monitoring product storage, dissemination and user support,

— quality assurance including product timeliness and accuracy and service reliability and accessibility.

The global flood monitoring product shall operationally deliver NRT Sentinel-1 SAR-based output layers of flood information that are state-of-the-art, i.e. the best that can be obtained given the current state of research and production possibilities.

II.2.14)Additional information

See internet address provided in Section I.3).

II.3)Estimated date of publication of contract notice:
09/03/2020

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: no

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:

See internet address provided in Section I.3).

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
14/02/2020