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Conference|Observing the oceans: the contribution of satellite data in the face of climate change

Conference|Observing the oceans: the contribution of satellite data in the face of climate change

By CNRS LATMOS Laboratory, IFREMER, Météo France, SHOM and companies including Thalès Aliena space and MERCATOR

For the first time, the French and Chinese space agencies are cooperating to launch a scientific satellite in 2018, the China-France Oceanography Satellite (CFOSAT). 
CFOSAT, which will orbit sun-synchronously at an altitude of 520 km, will provide real-time mapping of wind and waves on the surface of the oceans and in particular will track the evolution of coastal waves. 
This satellite carries two innovative radars, one from France and the other from China. These instruments have been the result of many years’ research into technologies, engineering and algorithms. Measurements from the SWIM radar of French design will enable scientists to estimate the directional spectrum of the waves and to analyse their height. 
Scientific data provided by CFOSAT is eagerly awaited by oceanographic communities (IFREMER and SHOM, French hydrographic and oceanographic service for France), meteorological (Météo-France, Mercator for France and Europe) for better climatological understanding of atmospheric-ocean interactions and ways of improving weather and climate predictions.

Several speakers representing French entities involved in the CFOSAT Franco-Chinese satellite project will attend. They are scientists specializing in the numerical modeling of the physics and chemistry of the atmosphere, an analysis of observations of the Earth, the planets and the heliosphere from space, the air-sea interface, to better our understanding of the spatial observations of salinity, currents, air-sea flows, but also to better predictions of extreme phenomena, offshore and coast. It will also include public operators of maritime and coastal geographical reference information for weather and oceanographic analysis and forecasting.

 

 

 

     

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