Projects

 

CoreSat

In the CoreSat project, funded by an ERC consolidator grant, we are investigating the dynamics of the Earth's core using multi-satellite observations.  In particular, we are using data from the Swarm satellite mission to test hypotheses concerning the origin of a weakening magnetic field region in the South Atlantic. Read more here

 

UAV-QMS

In the UAV-QMS project, funded by a 4 year Grand Solutions grant from Innovation Fund Denmark, we are developing an UAV for high-quality magnetic surveying with the main purpose of detecting explosive remnants of war or unexploded ordnance (UXO). The project runs from 2017 to 2021 and is a collaboration between DTU Space, Sky-Watch A/S, Ørsted, Geo Subsurface Expertise and the Royal Danish Navy EOD Service. Read more here 

 

Geomagnetic Virtual Observatories

In this project, Geomagnetic Virtual Observatories (GVO) data series are derived from Swarm data collected around target locations.  The GVO data product consists of time series of vector magnetic field values at fixed locations, on a uniform grid at satellite altitude. Read more here 

 

Swarm

DTU Space is leading the international cooperation on the satellite mission Swarm to map Earth's magnetic field with unprecedented precision. The magnetic field is constantly changing, and it can have practical significance for air travellers and satellites. The three Swarm satellites was successfully launched the 22nd of November 2013 and are now on their mission to study changes of the magnetic field. Read more here 

 

Ørsted satellite

Researchers at DTU Space were heavily involved in building the Danish Oersted satellite and are now developing models of the Earth's magnetic field based on data from Oersted. The models are used all over the world, including in the search for oil and minerals. Read more here