MCGS was awarded by French government in August 2011 for 36 months activity, phased with the Sentinels mission planning.

The total budget is about 5M€ for R&D, prototyping, market analysis and training:

  • 37% of regional, national and European funds                        
  • 63% on partners’ own resources

Three processing platforms will be specified and developed in parallel during a first phase: sea surface radiometry, sea surface topography and wind/waves/current. Service demonstration and training will be organized during a second phase.