Observing oceans from space

The OSI SAF develops, processes and distributes, in near real-time, products related to key parameters of the ocean-atmosphere interface. Products are accessible on local FTP servers with flexible extraction interface, EUMETCast, and EUMETSAT Data Center (EDC). The OSI SAF also offers climatological data records. The OSI SAF team focuses on scatterometer winds (and soon microwave winds), Sea Surface Temperature (SST) and sea Ice Surface Temperature (IST), radiative fluxes : Downward Longwave Irradiance (DLI) and Surface Solar Irradiance (SSI), sea ice concentration, edge, type, emissivity, drift.
The OSI SAF currently use data from meteorological satellites both in geostationary and polar orbit.

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OSI SAF sea ice concentration uncertainties

In the context of the OSI SAF Visiting Scientist Program, Sandra Castro from the University of Colorado Boulder, USA, worked on sea surface temperature metrics for evaluating OSI SAF sea ice concentration products. This work took place from May 2019 to September 2019 and was supervised by Rasmus Tonboe and Jacob Høyer from DMI.