A Concept for a Destination Earth Quality Control Framework

calendar_month September 19, 2023


This Tender aims at developing a concept for an overall quality control (QC) framework of the DestinE high-priority DTs on climate change adaptation and weather-induced extremes that include selected impact sector applications. 

The concept shall as much as possible rely on methods and metrics that are well established in the weather, climate and impact sector communities and those that have been deployed by the Copernicus services.

The concept shall clearly distinguish between those components of the product and service provision chain where objective uncertainty quantification is possible and where more qualitative aspects like product provenance and documentation, maturity and fitness for purpose matter. While DestinE will deliver different types of services (e.g. software and platform) the focus of this tender is on data products, including aspects related to data management and infrastructure.

Criteria for selection will include the technical experience and capacity of the Tenderer to design and evolve the concept, the credibility of the concept and examples for how it would be applied, as well as partner and stakeholder involvement. Tenders will also be technically assessed regarding their understanding of the task, the quality and applicability of the proposed approach and the quality of the work plan. Overall value for money will be taken into account.

Full details of the invitation to tender are available on the ECMWF DestinE Procurement section.

About the Digital Twin Engine and first Digital Twins 

As part of the wider Destination Earth initiative, ECMWF is one of three entrusted entities tasked with delivering the Digital Twin Engine. This is one of the components of DestinE aside from the DestinE Core Service Platform (DESP) being developed by the European Space Agency (ESA) and the DestinE Data Lake being developed by European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites (EUMETSAT). 

The Digital Twin Engine is at the core of the first two high-priority digital twins, also delivered under the responsibility of ECMWF. The Digital Twin on Weather-Induced and Geophysical Extremes will provide capabilities for the assessment and prediction of environmental extremes. The Digital Twin on Climate Change Adaptation will support the generation of analytical insights and testing of predictive scenarios in support of climate adaptation and mitigation policies at multi-decadal timescales, from global and national to regional levels. 

More information about the tender 

Please note that the information in this website aims solely to inform interested parties of potential opportunities related to Destination Earth. Full or more accurate information on the requirements, conditions and procedures are to be found in the main procuring agency’s procurement

calendar_todayOpening date: 19 Sep 2023
calendar_todayClosing on: 31 Oct 2023
euro 150,000

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