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

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.

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NORUT INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY LTD.

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Administrative Contact

Arne-Wilhelm THEODORSEN (Dr.)

Participants (7)

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ENTE PUBLICO PUERTOS DEL ESTADO

Spain

FOUNDATION FOR TECHNICAL AND INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH AT THE NORWEGIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

Norway

INSTITUTE OF ACCELERATING SYSTEMS AND APPLICATIONS

Greece

Institut Français de Recherche pour l'Exploitation de la Mer (IFREMER)

France

NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS

Greece

NORWEGIAN METEOROLOGICAL INSTITUTE

Norway

OCEANOGRAPHIC COMPANY OF NORWAY A/S

Norway

Project information

Grant agreement ID: EVG1-CT-2001-00051

  • Start date

    1 February 2002

  • End date

    30 April 2005

Funded under:

FP5-EESD

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 833 593

  • EU contribution

    € 2 270 428

Coordinated by:

NORUT INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY LTD.

Norway