The Cosmic Sense research unit consists of ten research modules (RMs) and one underlying coordination module Z.
The RMs are working together to adapt and improve the CRNS technology, develop innovative applications, and advanced data processing and signal interpretation. The interactions between RMs are defined by several cross-cutting activities and joint field campaigns, and materialize in the lively exchange and close collaboration between scientists. The research modul Z acts as a central nexus for the objectives, resources, and outreach activities that are related to the RU as a whole and is the coordinating entity.
RM updates in Cosmic Sense phase 2
In phase two, the new RM Snow Dynamics (SD) was added to account for the highly dynamic water pool of snow, which is a significant factor not only in alpine landscapes.
Some of the existing RMs were renamed to better represent the changing foci from phase 1 towards phase 2:
Groundwater (GW) was changed to Root Zone (RZ), as the research narrowed in on the upper portion of the subsurface water storage.
Roving (RV) became Roving & Airborne (RA), as new, airborne types of mobile CRNS measurements were applied.
In the quest of proceeding to larger scales, Massive Coverage (MC) was renamed to Smart Coverage (SC).