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Development and application of validated geophysical ocean wave products from envisat asar and ra-2 instruments

Objective

With the launch of the ENVISAT satellite, significant improvements in measuring global ocean wave and wind climate are expected. Major improvements regarding instruments, processing, and products are achieved for both the Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) and the Radar Altimeter (RA) instruments compared to the previous ERS missions. The Envisage project will contribute to this by means of; performing new developments in terms of calibrated and validated geophysical products from the SAR and the RA instruments; develop the use of these products in numerical wave and weather forecasting and now casting systems; develop the use of these products in high-level ocean wave climate products. Major deliverables to the user community are dissemination of routinely updated calibration and validation data sets (range of validity, bias, RMS errors) by means of a web service.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

NORUT INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY LTD.
Address
Forskningsparken Brelvik
9291 Tromsoe
Norway

Participants (7)

ENTE PUBLICO PUERTOS DEL ESTADO
Spain
Address
Campo De Las Naciones Avda. Partenon 10
28042 Madrid
FOUNDATION FOR TECHNICAL AND INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH AT THE NORWEGIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Norway
Address
Forskningsveien 1
0314 Oslo
INSTITUTE OF ACCELERATING SYSTEMS AND APPLICATIONS
Greece
Address
University Campus, Building 9
10024 Athens
Institut Français de Recherche pour l'Exploitation de la Mer (IFREMER)
France
Address
Centre De Brest
29290 Plouzane
NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS
Greece
Address
Heroon Polytechniou Avenue 9
15780 Athens
NORWEGIAN METEOROLOGICAL INSTITUTE
Norway
Address
40,Gaustadalleen 30D
0313 Oslo
OCEANOGRAPHIC COMPANY OF NORWAY A/S
Norway
Address
Pir-senteret
7005 Trondheim