Big data applications to boost preparedness and response to migration

  • EMITS referenceAO8644
  • ActivityFeasibility Study
  • Closing date20 January 2017

Europe is being confronted with the most significant influxes of migrants and refugees in its history.

One burning issue is the lack of timely information on migration trends, flows and rates. Such information gap could be bridged through an holistic approach based on the collection, analysis and integration of any relevant direct and indirect indicators of migration flows. 

In this context, big data processing applications have been widely recognised as a potentially very powerful tool. The utilisation of big data in support to identifying migration trends is a topic of rapidly increasing interest. Their exploitation in the human migration domain depends on a number of technical and non-technical factors.

The objective of the feasibility study is to carry out an analysis of the technical feasibility and commercial viability of big data processing applications in combination with space-based services in order to support the identification of migration flows, and to propose a roadmap for their implementation.

ESA Tender Information

Responding to an open competitive Invitation to Tender (ITT) requires the submission of a Full Proposal. The submission of the Full Proposal initiates the evaluation process according to ESA regulations and procedures.

The consequential evaluation of proposals results in a recommendation for a winning bid. In the case that several proposals of sufficient quality targeting different and/or complementary aspects are submitted, the Agency reserves the right to place parallel contracts for each of the open competitive ITTs in coordination with the relevant national delegations and partners involved in case of external funding.

For the fully detailed Proposal Guide on competitive ITTs click: Open Competition

Registration as Bidder

The Prime and all subcontractors must register as potential bidders via esa-star, prior to downloading the official tender documents from EMITS and submitting the Full Proposal. The registration process needs to be started as soon as possible, as it will take time to complete.

 

Funding Scheme

Funded participation to ESA Business Applications is open to any company and/or organisation, be it as group of users, public body or non-governmental organisation, residing in any of those states that subscribe to the ARTES IAP programme.

To date, Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxemburg, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom have subscribed.

The applicable funding level of the individual prime- or subcontractors is subject to authorisation by the involved National Delegation(s). Therefore bidding teams are requested to obtain a Letter of Authorisation from all their national delegations before submitting a Full Proposal.

Activity

ESA Project Cost Funding Per Country
(up to)

Tenderer and/or third party contribution

Funding Limit/ Activity Duration

Feasibility Study 100% 0%  
Demonstration Project 50% 50%  
Kick-start Activity 75% 25% 60 kEuro/
6 months