COSTO (Contribution of SWARM data to the prompt detection of Tsunamis and other natural hazards) is a project funded by ESA (Contract No. 4000126730/19/NL/IA) in the frame of EOEP (Earth Observation Envelope Programme): Swarm+ Coupling: High-Low Atmosphere Interactions activity.
The main objective of COSTO (Contribution of Swarm data to the prompt detection of Tsunamis and other natural hazards) project is to better characterize, understand and discover coupling processes and interactions between the ionosphere/magnetosphere, the lower atmosphere and the Earth’s surface and sea level vertical displacements. The proposed research effort targets to tsunamis that are the result of earthquakes, volcano eruptions or landslides. An early warning for tsunami occurrence, and especially an estimation of the amplitude of a tsunami are still a challenge. The project is proposed by the COSTO consortium: University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn (UWM, Prime Contractor), National Observatory of Athens (NOA), Technical University of Munich (TUM/DGFI-TUM) and Technical University of Catalonia (UPC/UPC-IonSAT).