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S.O.S.

Satellite Observing Systems Ltd,

 
Organisation References
 Name S.O.S.
 Full Name Satellite Observing Systems Ltd,
 Country United Kingdom
 Type of organisation Intergovernmental Organisation
 Address Satellite Observing Systems Ltd,
15 Church Street,
Godalming,
Surrey GU7 1EL,
UK
 Web Site http://www.satobsys.co.uk/
 Organisation Description

Satellite observing systems are unrivalled in expertise in all aspects of satellite remote sensing of the marine environment. Serving the public and private sector organisations by providing:

  • Satellite systems
  • GPS technology
  • system phones
  • international calls from mobile phones for a fraction of the cost it used to be

Some of the problem areas recently tackled by us including ongoing programmes, are:

  • Calibration of radar altimeters on the ERS-1, ERS-2 and ENVISAT satellites,
  • Statistical data on the occurrence of the highest wave at an offshore site or along a shipping route anywhere in the world,
  • The prevalence of oil slicks in summer off a tourist beach in the mediterranean,
  • Seasonal cycles in the vertical migration of nutrients along a coastline, and their dependence on marine weather patterns,
  • A model of sea level changes around Britain's coastline over the last decade,
  • The design of an easy-access coastal information system containing data derived from the satellite record,
  • Accessibility of environmental information of coastal zones by NATO navies,
  • Trends in global climate change revealed in the middle of the Atlantic by satellite observations repeated over a decade.

The latest venture is the design of a system of dedicated microsats that will deliver observations of storm location and intensity in 'real-time' to forecasting centres and ships at sea.

We have longer experience in the field of creating useful marine products from raw satellite data than any company in Europe, and this is reflected in the number of Training Workshops it has been asked to organise around the world.

 Number of Projects 1
 Projects GlobWave : Improving the uptake of satellite-derived ...


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