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Monitoring the marine environment and atmospheric composition
22 September 2023
26 May 2020
The mission's main objective in support to the marine environment is to determine parameters such as sea-surface topography, sea-surface temperature and ocean surface colour. It provides two day global coverage optical data (with two satellites), as well as altimetry measurements, for sea and land applications with real-time products delivered in less than three hours. The instruments also provide a view on the atmosphere, including information on air quality and fires. The satellites are operationally managed from the EUMETSAT Sentinel-3 Marine Centre.
Three instruments are used for the altimetry mission to measure sea surface heights.
SLSTR measures thermal radiation and uses a dual view technique.
Altimetry data is used to determine sea level height, wind speed and wave height.
Providing information on ocean living ecosystems, water quality and sediment dynamics.
The Copernicus Sentinel-3 mission includes key optical instruments monitoring the composition of our atmosphere.
Follow-on study of the AIRWAVE — SLSTR: an algorithm to retrieve TCWV from SLSTR measurements over water surfaces study to extend the AIRWAVE algorithm.
Study into five candidate locations for optimal placement for potential OC-SVC infrastructure.
Climatological characterisation of candidate ocean sites for Copernicus OC-SVC infrastructure - BOUSSOLE.
Climatological characterisation of candidate ocean sites for Copernicus OC-SVC infrastructure - Crete.
Climatological characterisation of candidate ocean sites for Copernicus OC-SVC infrastructure - El Hierro.
William Skirving (NOAA Coral Reef Watch Senior Scientist) and Anne O'Carroll (EUMETSAT Remote Sensing Scientist) discuss the crucial measuring of sea surface temperature from space.
Jamie Shutler (Associate Professor in Earth observation at the University of Exeter) and Hayley Evers-King (EUMETSAT) discuss the ocean carbon cycle.
Kwame Adu Agyekum (University of Ghana) and Hayley Evers-King (EUMETSAT) discuss how satellite data is used to monitor the marine environment, support maritime safety and help manage fishing activity off the coast of West Africa.
Using Altimetry data for tsunami verification - Copernicus Collaboration Exchange scheme.
Noemi Marsico used Sentinel-3 data to investigate links between river outflows and coastal water quality.
Drs Michael Schaale & Thomas Schroeder developed methods to use S3 Ocean Colour data in complex coastal marine environments.