FLEX Bridge Study Deliverables

The FLEX Bridge Study Project kicked off on October 1, 2014 ("KO") and concluded on September 30, 2015 ("KO+12").
The Final Review was held in December 2015, and the Final Project Report is now nearing completion.

All deliverables except the final package (Final Report et al ) are to be delivered by the target date via the Project Website.

Dates

 KO:    Oct 1, 2014 
 KO+1: Oct 31, 2014 
 KO+2: Nov 30, 2014 
 KO+3: Dec 31, 2014 
 KO+4: Jan 31, 2015 
 KO+5: Feb 28, 2015 
 KO+6: Mar 31, 2015 
 KO+7: Apr 30, 2015 
 KO+8: May 31, 2015 
 KO+9: Jun 30, 2015 
 KO+10: Jul 31, 2015 
 KO+11: Aug 31, 2015 
 KO+12: Sep 30, 2015 
 
 KO:    Oct 1, 2014 
 KO+1: Oct 31, 2014 
 KO+2: Nov 30, 2014 
 KO+3: Dec 31, 2014 
 KO+4: Jan 31, 2015 
 KO+5: Feb 28, 2015 
 KO+6: Mar 31, 2015 
 KO+7: Apr 30, 2015 
 KO+8: May 31, 2015 
 KO+9: Jun 30, 2015 
 KO+10: Jul 31, 2015 
 KO+11: Aug 31, 2015 
 KO+12: Sep 30, 2015 
 
 KO:    Oct 1, 2014 
 KO+1: Oct 31, 2014 
 KO+2: Nov 30, 2014 
 KO+3: Dec 31, 2014 
 KO+4: Jan 31, 2015 
 KO+5: Feb 28, 2015 
 KO+6: Mar 31, 2015 
 KO+7: Apr 30, 2015 
 KO+8: May 31, 2015 
 KO+9: Jun 30, 2015 
 KO+10: Jul 31, 2015 
 KO+11: Aug 31, 2015 
 KO+12: Sep 30, 2015 
 

Table of Deliverables

Task 1 Management and Coordination  (Project Lead: PMT)

Del #
Deliverable / Description
Due
Due Date
Paper
DVD
Web
D-1
Communications & Management Services:  On-going for complete duration of the study
Ongoing
Ongoing
n/a
n/a
- -
D-1
Project Website:  Functional at KO+1, then updated at least monthly for complete duration of the study
Ongoing
Ongoing
n/a
n/a
Yes

Task 2 SIF Retrieval Optimization & Analysis  (Task Lead: UNIMIB)

Del #
Deliverable / Description
Due
Due Date
Paper
DVD
Web
D-2
Mid-term update report for Task 2
KO+6
March 31, 2015
n/a
n/a
Yes
D-2
Summary Report for Task 2
KO+12
September 30, 2015
n/a
n/a
Yes
D-3
ATBD atmospheric correction & fluorescence retrieval
(Report + SW package)
KO+12
September 30, 2015
n/a
n/a
Yes
D-4
Draft:  ATBD Level-2 and Level-3 Products
KO+12
September 30, 2015
n/a
n/a
Yes

Task 3 Development of vegetation stress indicators & applications  (Task Lead: FZJ)

Del #
Deliverable / Description
Due
Due Date
Paper
DVD
Web
D-5
Report:  Stress indicator exploitation
KO+6
March 31, 2015
n/a
n/a
Yes
D-6
Report:  Link between SIF and other vegetation products measured by airborne mapping and vegetation stress measured on the ground
KO+12
September 30, 2015
n/a
n/a
Yes

Task 4 Photosynthesis model optimization, updates, applications  (Task Lead: UT-ITC)

Del #
Deliverable / Description
Due
Due Date
Paper
DVD
Web
D-7
Database (dataset) of PFT
KO+6
March 31, 2015
n/a
n/a
Yes
D-8
Report:  Biochemistry, model, performance, and applications
KO+12
September 30, 2015
n/a
n/a
Yes
D-9
SCOPE and A-SCOPE software updates and documentation (including PRI & PFT input database)
KO+12
September 30, 2015
n/a
n/a
Yes

Task 5 Calibration & validation ("cal/val") strategy Task Lead: UVAL

Del #
Deliverable / Description
Due
Due Date
Paper
DVD
Web
D-10
Report:  FLEX Calibration & Validation Plan
KO+12
September 30, 2015
n/a
n/a
Yes

Final Conclusions & Recommendations  (Project Lead: PMT)

Del #
Deliverable / Description
Due
Due Date
Paper
DVD
Web
D-11
Final Report Full report, abstract, executive summary
KO+12
September 30, 2015
6
1
Yes
D-12
Technical Data Package (TDP) All Deliverables
KO+12
September 30, 2015
- -
3
- -
Close
Contract Closure Documents
Close
October - 2015
3
1
- -

About the FLEX Bridge Study...

The goal of the FLEX Bridge Study was to optimize approaches for SIF retrievals and applications in assessment of photosynthesis and stress status in terrestrial vegetation, including development of a calibration/validation strategy for FLEX products.  The study has advanced the work of the PS Study and PARCS projects with new and additional science to address priorities identified by these previous studies and in ongoing FLEX preparatory activities.  FLEX Bridge will form the foundation of subsequent science & applications development during mission development and deployment.  The study consolidated follow-on activities leading up to the User Consultation Meeting (UCM) held in Krakow, Poland, on September 15-16, 2015.  FLEX has now been selected as ESA's new Earth Explorer 8 mission.

For further information about FLEX Bridge, click here.  To read or download the Final Report, click here.  To see a list of publications from the Study, click here.