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Improving the uptake of satellite-derived wind-wave and swell data by the scientific, operational and commercial user community.

Information on wind-driven waves on the sea surface is of high importance to shipping, offshore and coastal engineering, weather forecasting, the management of coastal zones and tourism.  But despite the important benefits of the application of wave observations from space, and the relatively good availability of satellite wave data, there remains good scope for improving the uptake of this data by the user community.

GlobWave
Improving the uptake of satellite-derived wind-wave and swell data by the scientific, operational and commercial user community.
DUE (Data User Element)
Land
€930k
Service Demonstration
Completed
Jason-1 : Poseidon:2
ERS-1/2 : SAR
ERS-1/2 : RA
ENVISAT : RA:2
ENVISAT : ASAR
Topex : POSEIDON
OSTM/Jason-2 : Poseidon-3 altimeter
GEOSAT Follow-on
Cryosat-2
www.globwave.info" target="_blank">www.globwave.info

The objective of the GlobWave project is to improve the uptake of satellite-derived wind-wave and swell data by the scientific, operational and commercial user community. The project covers the development of an integrated set of information services based on satellite wave data, and the operation and maintenance of these services for a demonstration period. The project encompasses the following tasks:

  1. Development and maintenance of a GlobWave web portal providing a single point of reference for satellite wave data and associated calibration and validation information.
  2. Intercomparison of SAR and altimeter wave data with colocated in-situ measurements, and cross characterisation between different satellite data streams, and between satellite and wave model data.
  3. Provision via the GlobWave web portal of a uniform, harmonised, quality controlled, multi-sensor set of satellite wave data and ancillary information, in a common format, with consistent characterisation of errors and biases.
  4. Development and demonstration of a pilot extension of the JCOMM Wave Forecast Verification Scheme to include spatial intercomparison with satellite wave data sets.

These activities are intended to make it easier for the global user community to use satellite wave data, to facilitate routine comparisons with wave models, and to stimulate the development of model assimilation.

Satellite Wave Data Quality Report
GlobWave Newsletter September 2009
GlobWave Newsletter July 2010
GlobWave Newsletter August 2011
GlobWave Newsletter February 2012
Final Report
CLS
Ifremer
SatOC
NOCS
SHOM
MET.NO
RDANH
ECMWF
NTUA
ARPA-SIM
JMA
NOCS
Met Office
HR Wallingford
Ifremer LOS
Ifremer ERT/HO
ACRI-IN
Fugro Oceanor
Edisoft
ARGOSS
University of Plymouth
University of Edinburgh
STARLAB
NERSC
C.U.G.RI.
UKMO
HCMR
OPPE
NIO
DLR
Meteo-France
S.O.S.
POL
SIO
OCEANICOS
GlobOcean
UCC CMRC
Nowcasting International
Geoff Busswell
Project Manager, Space & Satcoms
Logica,
Keats House, Springfield Drive,
Leatherhead, KT22 7LP, UK
Tel: +44(0) 1372 838117
Email: geoff.busswell@logica.com
Simon Pinnock
European Space Agency (ESRIN)
via Galileo Galilei, Casella Postale 64,
00044 Frascati (RM), Italia
Tel: 0039 06 941 80573
Fax: 0039 06 941 80552
Email: Simon.Pinnock@esa.int