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About us

This area of the portal gives information about the background and objectives of the projects as well as a set of downloadable slides.

GlobWave-LogoThe GlobWave Project is an initiative funded by ESA (and subsidised by CNES) through the Data User Element (DUE), which is a programmatic element of the 3rd period of the Earth Observation Envelope Programme (EOEP-3), an optional programme of the European Space Agency. Over the next three years, the GlobWave project will work towards improving the uptake of satellite-derived wind-wave and swell data by the scientific, operational and commercial user community.

Significant efforts have been made in the past to provide integrated and harmonised satellite data sets in other fields of oceanography, such as the Medspiration project for sea surface temperature and the AVISO portal for sea surface height. However, a major effort for the satellite wave data user community has so far been lacking. GlobWave intends to redress this balance and improve the uptake of satellite wave data.

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 formation of the User Group began with an Ocean Wave Data User Workshop which was held at Ifremer in September 2007. Attendees were invited to provide a statement of requirements and commit to work with the GlobWave project. The GlobWave User Group is a set of about 35 people who submitted their requirements and a commitment to the project in writing to ESA. The full set of User Group organisations is listed together with the Project Consortium in the Partners subsection.

Project Team

GlobWave is an initiative funded by ESA and subsidised by CNES. The Consortium consists of 5 companies from the UK and France, led by Logica.
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Partners

This section lists the organisations involved in the Consortium and User Group. Each logo contains a hyperlink to the web site of the organisation.

 

ACRI-IN

ARPA

BP

DLR

DNV

ECMWF

Fugro GEOS

GlobOcean

ISPRA

JMA

Met.No

NOAA

NIO

NOCS

StarLab

SIO

University of Edinburgh

University of Plymouth

University College Cork

UCSD

ARGOSS

Edisoft

HCMR

HR Wallingford

Meteo France

National University of Colombia

POL

CUGRI

FNMOC

IORAS

OPPE

DaMSA

NTUA

CLS

SatOC

Logica

CNES

ESA

Ifremer



 

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Slides

These slides are intended to be useful for all site visitors as well as to enable use by the Consortium, ESA and Steering Team at appropriate events.

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