Swarm DISC

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.

See descriptions of ongoing and finalized projects on the ESA Swarm page.

Open Call for Ideas

Swarm DISC collects ideas for "New products and services" from the scientific community. There are currently no open calls for ideas, the last call ended June 30th 2019.

Submitted ideas are evaluated by the Swarm DISC Advisory Board (DAB) and recommendations for development considered. After ESA's approval of the choices, Tender Evaluation Boards are selected to write the Invitation to Tender (ITT) based on the recommended ideas.

Swarm DISC process from ideas to new products and services

Open Invitations To Tender

There are currently no open Invitations To Tender.

You are welcome to sign up for the Swarm DISC newsletter (on the top, right of this page) to receive notification when new ITTs, clarifications or Open Calls are published, for new products related to the Swarm mission.

Useful links

Swarm constellation

Swarm - on ESA Earth Online

Swarm Data Handbook

VirEs - Virtual Research Platform for Swarm


Previous Invitation To Tender

The first call in 2016 resulted in 29 ideas. Four Invitations To Tender (ITT) were published on behalf of ESA for selected ideas early 2017, for a series of new projects targeted at evolving the Swarm mission outcome, according to a formal procurement procedure:

These first four projects are reaching transfer to operation in 2019. Other ideas have been recommended for consideration by the Science Exploitation Element of the ESA EO programme for the period 2017-2021. A 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.

The second call of ideas lead the the following ITTs:

The third call of ideas lead to the ongoing ITT development of the the following 3 ideas, which is expected to be sent out as Invitation to Tenders in the fall/winter of 2019:

  • “Ion drift and effective mass derived from Swarm measurements”
  • ”Internal strength of magnetic field in core from quasi-geostrophic model of core dynamics”
  • Mix of the ideas "Total electron content (TEC) derived from topside GNSS receivers onboard low Earth orbiting satellites" and "GRACE and GRACE-FO thermosphere-ionosphere data products consistent with Swarm data".



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Nils Olsen
Professor -head of Geomagnetism
DTU Space
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Klaus Nielsen
Project Koordinator
DTU Space
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Line Drube
Project Manager
DTU Space
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Poul Erik Holmdahl Olsen
Project Manager, Chief Consultant
DTU Space
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