About BEC

The Barcelona Expert Centre on Radiometric Calibration and Ocean Salinity (BEC) is a joint initiative of the Spanish Research Council (CSIC) and the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) to contribute to the ground segment of the Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity (SMOS) mission of the European Space Agency (ESA).

The main goal is to foster the SMOS related activities of both institutions in the Barcelona area and make visible this coordinated effort to the international community.