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Geoid and ocean circulation in the north atlantic

Objective

This multi-disciplinary project will develop generic tools for simultaneous analysis of sea surface height and geoids related observations to enhance ocean analysis using Earth observation data from the approved European Space Agency missions ENVISAT and GOCE enhancing the European capacity in Earth observation. This project will examine the mass and heat exchange across the Greenland-Scotland Ridge as well as the current running along the continental shelf from the Bay of Biscay to the northern Norwegian Sea. This analysis will give invaluable information on the ocean role in climate. The project will in particular support the GOCE mission with a set of specific recommendation for integrating GOCE in ocean circulation studies and an accurate geoids model for validation purposes.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

NATIONAL SURVEY AND CADASTRE
Address
8,Rentemestervej 8
2400 Koepenhagen
Denmark

Participants (5)

COLLECTE LOCALISATION SATELLITES SA
France
Address
8-10,Rue Hermes 8-10, Parc Technologique De Canal
31526 Ramonville St.agne
NANSEN ENVIRONMENTAL AND REMOTE SENSING CENTER
Norway
Address
3A,edvard Griegsvej 3A
5059 Bergen
NORWEGIAN MAPPING AUTHORITY
Norway
Address
Kartverksveien 21
3511 Hoenenfoss
UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH
United Kingdom
Address
West Mains Road Kings Buildings
EH9 3JW Edinburgh
UNIVERSITY OF READING
United Kingdom
Address
3 Early Gate
RG6 6AL Reading / Silchester