Swarm DISC Invitations To Tender

Swarm DISC - the Data, Innovation and Science Cluster - is a consortium of expert partners with a project office at DTU Space supporting the exploitation of the Swarm mission. The objective of Swarm DISC is to foster an ecosystem of new innovative data products or services enhancing the return on investment with respect to the Swarm scientific results.

Swarm DISC collects ideas for "New products and services" from the scientific community. These ideas are evaluated by the Swarm DISC Advisory Board (DAB) and recommendations for development considered. The first call in 2016 resulted in 29 ideas and four Invitations To Tender were published on behalf of ESA for selected ideas in 2017, for a series of new projects targeted at evolving the Swarm mission outcome, according to a formal procurement procedure. The outcome of these projects were presented during the Swarm Data Quality Workshop at ESRIN in October 2018. Other ideas have been recommended for consideration by the Science Exploitation Element of the ESA EO programme for the period 2017-2021. A large group of ideas related to describing the ionosphere-thermosphere-magnetosphere coupling led to the definition of an ESA workshop and science meeting on these topics in September 2017.

Swarm DISC published the Second Open Call for Ideas in 2017, yielding 16 new ideas. Based on these a new batch of Invitations to Tender are currently being published. The Third Open Call for Ideas for "New products and Services" for Swarm was published in November 2018, yielding 9 new ideas under evaluation. The next Open Call for Ideas is expected  to be published in May 2019.

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Open Invitations To Tender

Swarm DISC ITT 2.2: "Midlatitude Ionospheric Trough, Plasmapause and possibly related boundaries as determined from Swarm measurements" 
(75.000 EUR, Deadline: 2019-06-03)

Swarm DISC ITT 2.3: "Estimation of ion temperature at Swarm altitudes in support of studies of the thermal energy balance of the upper atmosphere" 
(100.000 EUR, Deadline: 2019-06-03)

Useful links

Swarm constellation

Swarm - on ESA Earth Online

Swarm Data Handbook

VirEs - Virtual Research Platform for Swarm


Previous Invitation To Tender

Swarm DISC ITT 1.1: “Swarm as a gravity field mission” (Closed on : 2017-05-09)

Swarm DISC ITT 1.2: “Strength and location of the auroral electrojets based on Swarm data” (Closed on: 2017-05-09)

Swarm DISC ITT 1.3: “Production and visualization of a climatological model of high-latitude ionospheric and field aligned current systems” (Closed on 2017-04-20)


Swarm DISC ITT 1.4: “Ionospheric irregularities and fluctuations based on Swarm data” (Closed on: 2017-05-04)

Swarm DISC ITT 2.1: "Geomagnetic Virtual Observatories based on Swarm data"  (Closed on: 2019-02-01)

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Nils Olsen
Professor -head of Geomagnetism
DTU Space
+45 45 25 97 08


Jens Kristian Jensen
Project Koordinator
DTU Space
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Poul Erik Holmdahl Olsen
Project Manager, Chief Consultant
DTU Space
+45 45 25 97 12