The availability of SAR data has for nearly a decade provided regular and global observation of ocean wave spectra. Furthermore, its capabilities to detect and locate oil spills, bathymetric features in shallow water, and ships have also lead to systematic use of SAR images in operational surveillance associated with marine coastal pollution control, bottom mapping, and fisheries. Recently, a new emerging application has been developed for the monitoring of atmospheric boundary layer processes and mesoscale coastal wind fields. Additional application of the SAR data for upper ocean current and feature monitoring, implies that the SAR can play a vital role in coastal ocean observing systems. This is the philosophy behind the MARSAIS proposal.
Funding SchemeCSC - Cost-sharing contracts
SO14 3ZH Southampton