The roadmap for a GMES operational oceanography mission

Type Publication
Date 2005-11
Language English
Copyright 2005 European Space Agency
Author(s) Drinkwater Mark1, Rebhan Helge, Le Traon Pierre-Yves2, 9, Phalippou Laurent3, Cotton David4, Johannessen Johnny5, Ruffini Giulio6, Bahurel Pierre7, Bell Mike8, Chapron Bertrand9, Pinardi Nadia10, Robinson Ian11, Santoleri Lia12, Stammer Detlef13
Affiliation(s) 1 : ESTEC, ESA Directorate Earth Observ Programmes, Mission Experts Div, Noordwijk, Netherlands.
2 : CLS, Ramonville St Agne, France.
3 : Alcatel Space, Paris, France.
4 : SOS, Surrey, England.
5 : NERSC, Bergen, Norway.
6 : STARLAB, Spain
7 : MERCATOR Ocean, France
8 : Meteorol Off, Natl Ctr Ocean Forecasting, London, England.
9 : IFREMER, F-44311 Nantes 03, France.
10 : CNR, INGV, I-00185 Rome, Italy.
11 : SOC, Southampton, Hants, England.
12 : CNR, IFAC, I-00185 Rome, Italy.
13 : Univ Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany.
Source ESA-BULLETIN-EUROPEAN-SPACE-AGENCY (0376-4265) (ESA Publications), 2005-11 , Vol. 124 , P. 42-48
Keyword(s) Meteorology, Infrastructure, Maturation, World's oceans
Abstract Oceans cover approximately 70% of the Earth's surface and, with about 60% of the World's population living within 200 km of the coast, they have an untold impact on all of us. Not surprisingly, for people living close to the coast or those who depend on the ocean for their livelihood, regular forecasts of ocean conditions are just as important as traditional weather forecasts. Therefore, development of the infrastructure needed to support and sustain independent, European operational ocean forecasting, and the associated coastal and marine information services, are key priorities of the joint Global Monitoring for Environment and Security (GMES) initiative by the European Commission and ESA.
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Drinkwater Mark, Rebhan Helge, Le Traon Pierre-Yves, Phalippou Laurent, Cotton David, Johannessen Johnny, Ruffini Giulio, Bahurel Pierre, Bell Mike, Chapron Bertrand, Pinardi Nadia, Robinson Ian, Santoleri Lia, Stammer Detlef (2005). The roadmap for a GMES operational oceanography mission. ESA-BULLETIN-EUROPEAN-SPACE-AGENCY, 124, 42-48. Open Access version : http://archimer.ifremer.fr/doc/00000/903/