HF Radar Activity in European Coastal Seas: Next Steps toward a Pan-European HF Radar Network

Type Article
Date 2017-01-20
Language English
Author(s) Rubio Anna1, Mader Julien1, Corgnati Lorenzo2, Mantovani Carlo2, Griffa Annalisa2, Novellino Antonio3, Quentin Céline4, Wyatt Lucy5, Schulz-Stellenfleth Johannes6, Horstmann Jochen6, Lorente Pablo7, Zambianchi Enrico8, Hartnett Michael9, Fernandes Carlos10, Zervakis Vassilis11, Gorringe Patrick12, Melet Angélique13, Puillat IngridORCID14
Affiliation(s) 1 : AZTI Marine Research, Pasaia, Spain
2 : National Research Council of Italy, Institute of Marine Sciences, Pozzuolo di Lerici, Italy
3 : ETT, Genova, Italy
4 : Aix Marseille Univ, Université de Toulon, CNRS, IRD, MIO, Marseille, France
5 : School of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK
6 : Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht, Institute of Coastal Research, Geesthacht, Germany
7 : Departamento de Medio Físico, Puertos del Estado, Madrid, Spain
8 : Dipartimento di Scienze e Tecnologie, Università degli Studi di Napoli “Parthenope”, Consorzio Nazionale Interuniversitario per le Scienze del Mare, Napoli, Italy
9 : Department of Civil Engineering, National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland
10 : Portuguese Hydrographic Institute, Lisboa, Portugal
11 : Department of Marine Sciences, University of the Aegean, Mytilene, Greece
12 : European Global Ocean Observing System (EuroGOOS) AISBL, Brussels, Belgium
13 : Mercator Ocean, Ramonville St. Agne, France
14 : UBO, CNRS, UMR 6523, LOPS,IFREMER,IRD,Ctr Brest, Plouzane, France
Source Frontiers in Marine Science (2296-7745) (Frontiers Media SA), 2017-01-20 , Vol. 4 , N. 8 , P. 20p.
DOI 10.3389/fmars.2017.00008
WOS© Times Cited 53
Keyword(s) high frequency radar, operational oceanography, coastal observing systems, radar remote sensing, surface currents, surface waves, model assessment, data assimilation
Abstract High Frequency Radar (HFR) is a land-based remote sensing instrument offering a unique insight to coastal ocean variability, by providing synoptic, high frequency and high resolution data at the ocean atmosphere interface. HFRs have become invaluable tools in the field of operational oceanography for measuring surface currents, waves and winds, with direct applications in different sectors and an unprecedented potential for the integrated management of the coastal zone. In Europe, the number of HFR networks has been showing a significant growth over the past 10 years, with over 50 HFRs currently deployed and a number in the planning stage. There is also a growing literature concerning the use of this technology in research and operational oceanography. A big effort is made in Europe toward a coordinated development of coastal HFR technology and its products within the framework of different European and international initiatives. One recent initiative has been to make an up-to-date inventory of the existing HFR operational systems in Europe, describing the characteristics of the systems, their operational products and applications. This paper offers a comprehensive review on the present status of European HFR network, and discusses the next steps toward the integration of HFR platforms as operational components of the European Ocean Observing System, designed to align and integrate Europe's ocean observing capacity for a truly integrated end-to-end observing system for the European coasts.
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Rubio Anna, Mader Julien, Corgnati Lorenzo, Mantovani Carlo, Griffa Annalisa, Novellino Antonio, Quentin Céline, Wyatt Lucy, Schulz-Stellenfleth Johannes, Horstmann Jochen, Lorente Pablo, Zambianchi Enrico, Hartnett Michael, Fernandes Carlos, Zervakis Vassilis, Gorringe Patrick, Melet Angélique, Puillat Ingrid (2017). HF Radar Activity in European Coastal Seas: Next Steps toward a Pan-European HF Radar Network. Frontiers in Marine Science, 4(8), 20p. Publisher's official version : https://doi.org/10.3389/fmars.2017.00008 , Open Access version : https://archimer.ifremer.fr/doc/00368/47879/