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GHRSST International Project Office

Co-ordination of all scientific, operational and administrative aspects of the group for High Resolution Sea Surface Temperature (GHRSST).

Project References
 Title GHRSST International Project Office
 Programme DUE (Data User Element)
 Theme Ocean
 Cost €900k
 Type Project Office
 Status In progress (2003-2012)
Project Description
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Sea surface temperature (SST) is required for use in the context of operational monitoring and forecasting of the ocean, for assimilation into coupled ocean-atmosphere model systems and for applications in short-term numerical weather prediction and longer term climate change detection.

Recognizing this need, the Global Ocean Data Assimilation Experiment (GODAE) high-resolution sea surface temperature pilot project (GHRSST-PP) was  established to give international focus and coordination to the development of a new generation of global, multi-sensor, high-resolution (~6 hours and 10 km), SST products.  this has now been superceded by the Group for High resolution SSt (GHRSST) since the end of GODAE in 2008.

GHRSST brings together international Space Agencies, Research Institutes, Universities, operational ocean forecasting agencies (civil and military) and Government agencies to collectively solve the scientific, logistical and managerial challenges posed by creating the SST data products and services within GHRSST.

The International GHRSST Project Office (jointly sponsored by the European Space Agency and the UK National Centre for Earth Observation) is responsible for the co-ordination of all scientific, operational and administrative aspects of the GHRSST project. The project officer manages the GHRSST International Science Team, user interactions and a number of Technical advisory groups (TAG). It takes advice from an international advisory team.

 Results 3rd GHRSST Workshop Proceedings
4th GHRSST Workshop Proceedings
5th GHRSST Workshop Proceedings
Annual Report 2003/2004
Annual Report 2004/2005
Annual Report 2005/2006
Annual Report 2006/2007
Project Consortium
 Prime contractor U. of Reading : University of Reading (UoR)
 Subcontractors Met Office / UKMO : United Kingdom Metereological Office
User Partnership
 Users International SST community : International SST community
Contact Points
 Project Manager Dr Gary Corlett
GHRSST Project Office Coordinator
Earth Observation Science Space Research Centre
University of Leicester
University Road
Leicester, LE1 7RH, UK
skype: gary.corlett
tel: +44 (0) 116 229 7712
tel: +44 (0) 789 420 4135 (mobile)
 Technical Officer Dr. Craig Donlon
European Space Agency - ESTEC D/EOP-SME
Keplerlaan 1, 2201 AZ
Noordwijk The Netherlands

t: +31 (0)715 653687
f: +31 (0)715 655675

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