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Our domains of research

The R&D activities of the CERSAT address scientifc problematics such as calibration/validation of satellite sensors, improving the knowledge of the ocean/atmosphere interface in terms of number and accuracy of the remote-sensed variables, understanding or quantifying the impact of satellite data with respect to other sources of data, bringing to users a more comprehensive and accessible view of the state of the ocean through adapted products and tools. This approach is in particular focused on various parameters such as sea surface temperature and salinity, ocean winds, ocean colour and waves.

 

Air-sea interaction

  One the main key surface parameters involved in the exchange of energy between the atmosphere and oceans are: wind…

Monitoring sea ice with scatterometers

Sea ice extent over polar oceans is a major critical parameter for understanding and forecasting oceanic circulation and earth climate…

Ocean Color

Multiple parameters of the surface layer can be retrieved from space and the most known are the chlorophyll-a and the…

Sea Surface Salinity

The ocean suface salinity is a fundamental parameter to better understand and predict ocean circulation, water cycle, climate and their…

Ocean winds and waves, extreme events

Wind and wave measurement from active spaceborne sensors such as SAR, scatterometer or altimeter, is an major research topic at…

Sea Surface Temperature

The temperature at the surface of the ocean (SST : sea surface temperature) is an important physical property that can…

Massive data processing and mining with Nephelae

Within the next decade, past, actual and future satellite Earth Observation (EO) missions, extended in situ networks and super-computer simulations…