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MULTIscale SENTINEL land surface information retrieval PLatform

Total Cost €


EC-Contrib. €






Project "MULTIPLY" data sheet

The following table provides information about the project.


Organization address
address: RAPENBURG 70
city: LEIDEN
postcode: 2311 EZ

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 Coordinator Country Netherlands [NL]
 Project website
 Total cost 2˙994˙055 €
 EC max contribution 2˙994˙055 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.2.1.6. (INDUSTRIAL LEADERSHIP - Leadership in enabling and industrial technologies – Space)
 Code Call H2020-EO-2015
 Funding Scheme RIA
 Starting year 2016
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2016-01-01   to  2019-12-31


Take a look of project's partnership.

# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    UNIVERSITEIT LEIDEN NL (LEIDEN) coordinator 797˙125.00
2    BROCKMANN CONSULT GMBH DE (HAMBURG) participant 617˙250.00
4    UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON UK (LONDON) participant 521˙470.00
5    ASSIMILA LTD UK (READING) participant 175˙125.00
7    RSK ADAS LIMITED UK (CHESHIRE) participant 87˙789.00
8    TARTU ULIKOOL EE (TARTU) participant 81˙500.00
10    ADAS UK LIMITED UK (WOLVERHAMPTOM) participant 12˙085.00


 Project objective

With the start of the SENTINEL era, an unprecedented amount of Earth Observation (EO) data will become available. Currently there is no consistent but extendible and adaptable framework to integrate observations from different sensors in order to obtain the best possible estimate of the land surface state. MULTIPY proposes a solution to this challenge. The project will develop an efficient and fully traceable platform that uses state-of-the-art physical radiative transfer models, within advanced data assimilation (DA) concepts, to consistently acquire, interpret and produce a continuous stream of high spatial and temporal resolution estimates of land surface parameters, fully characterized. These inferences on the state of the land surface will be the result from the coherent joint interpretation of the observations from the different Sentinels, as well as other 3rd party missions (e.g. ProbaV, Landsat, MODIS). The framework allows users to exchange components as plug-ins according to their needs. The proposal is based on the EO-LDAS concepts developed within several ESA-funded projects, which have shown the feasibility of producing estimates of the land surface parameters by combining different sets of observations through the use of radiative transfer models. We will provide a fully generic flexible data retrieval platform for Copernicus services that provides integrated and consistent data products in an easily accessible virtual machine with advanced visualisation tools. Users will be engaged throughout the process and trained. Moreover, user demonstrator projects include applications to crop monitoring & modelling, forestry, biodiversity and nature management. Another user demonstrator project involves providing satellite operators with an opportunity to cross-calibrate their data to the science-grade Sentinel standards.


List of deliverables.
MULTIPLY System Specification Document: Chapter Postprocessing Framework, User Interfaces, System deployment and System Verification prototype Documents, reports 2019-09-02 14:25:01
MULTIPLY System Architecture Document: Chapter Data Access Components Documents, reports 2019-09-02 14:25:01
MULTIPLY optical and microwave forward operator codes Other 2019-09-02 14:25:01
E-learning platform on-line (v1) Websites, patent fillings, videos etc. 2019-09-02 14:25:01
Definition of fire impact indicators Documents, reports 2019-09-02 14:25:01
A meta-data catalogue on the availability of time series data for validation of multiple EO- data sources and multiple EO-products from ongoing campaigns Documents, reports 2019-09-02 14:25:01
Prototype MULTIPLY emulators Other 2019-09-02 14:25:01
MULTIPLY System Specification Document: Input Data Exploration Tools, User Interfaces and Results Visualisation Documents, reports 2019-09-02 14:25:01
Software release plan, second yearly update Documents, reports 2019-09-02 14:25:01
Implementation of automated land cover detection into MULTIPLY Other 2019-09-02 14:25:01
Prototype physical priors Other 2019-09-02 14:25:01
Prototype enhanced MULTIPLY microwave Other 2019-09-02 14:25:01
Prototype of functional diversity metrics into the MULTIPLY platform Other 2019-09-02 14:25:01
MULTIPLY System Specification Document: Chapters Emulation Framework and Assimilation Engine Documents, reports 2019-09-02 14:25:01
ATBD for pre-processing: chapters on high resolution instruments Documents, reports 2019-09-02 14:25:01
Routine for functional fingerprinting of vegetation types Documents, reports 2019-09-02 14:25:01
Data Management Plan Open Research Data Pilot 2019-09-02 14:25:01
Implementation of the project web page Websites, patent fillings, videos etc. 2019-09-02 14:25:00
Key user requirements document Documents, reports 2019-09-02 14:25:01
A meta-data catalogue on the availability of time series data for validation of multiple EO- data sources and multiple EO-products. Documents, reports 2019-09-02 14:25:00
MULTIPLY System Architecture Document Documents, reports 2019-09-02 14:25:01
ATBD for pre-processing of optical data: chapters on coarse resolution instruments Documents, reports 2019-09-02 14:25:00
On-line database of optical observation operators Other 2019-09-02 14:25:01
ATBD describing the ecological concepts and theoretical basis Documents, reports 2019-09-02 14:25:00
Prototype database of vegetation characteristics Other 2019-09-02 14:25:01
Vision document Documents, reports 2019-09-02 14:25:01
Software release plan, initial version Documents, reports 2019-09-02 14:25:01
Technical note on the software development environment Documents, reports 2019-09-02 14:25:01
Software release plan, first yearly update Documents, reports 2019-09-02 14:25:01

Take a look to the deliverables list in detail:  detailed list of MULTIPLY deliverables.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2018 J. Timmermans, M. Buitrago-Acevedo, A. Corbin, W. Verhoef
Auto-correcting for atmospheric effects in thermal hyperspectral measurements
published pages: 20-28, ISSN: 0303-2434, DOI: 10.1016/j.jag.2018.04.007
International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation 71 2019-09-02
2017 Lea Hallik, Taras Kazantsev, Andres Kuusk, Jeroni Galmés, Magdalena Tomás, Ülo Niinemets
Generality of relationships between leaf pigment contents and spectral vegetation indices in Mallorca (Spain)
published pages: 2097-2109, ISSN: 1436-3798, DOI: 10.1007/s10113-017-1202-9
Regional Environmental Change 17/7 2019-09-02

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