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Development and implementation of a generic marine sar analyses and interpretation system for application to the coastal zones (MARSAIS)

Objective

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 Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

NANSEN ENVIRONMENTAL AND REMOTE SENSING CENTER
Address
3A,edvard Griegsvej 3A
5059 Bergen
Norway

Participants (6)

COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES
Italy
Address
Via E. Fermi
21020 Barasso
ECOLE NATIONALE SUPÉRIEURE DES TÉLÉCOMMUNICATIONS DE BRETAGNE
France
Address
Technopôle De Brest-iroise
29285 Brest
Institut Français de Recherche pour l'Exploitation de la Mer (IFREMER)
France
Address
Centre De Brest
29290 Plouzane
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, CORK
Ireland
Address
Western Road, Presentation Building
30 Cork
UNIVERSITY OF HAMBURG
Germany
Address
Troplowitzstrasse 7
22529 Hamburg
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON
United Kingdom
Address
Southampton Ocenagraphic Centre, European Way
SO14 3ZH Southampton