Visiting Scientist Program

A visiting scientist programme allows scientists from institutions that are not SAF members to participate in the activities of the SAF. The visiting scientist programme aims at taking benefit from the scientific expertise of institutes outside the OSI SAF consortium, through scientific activity carried out either in the location of a member of the OSI SAF consortium (VS) or in the institute of the visiting scientist itself (AS).

Current potential domain for visiting scientists activities :

  • use of the Meteosat sea surface temperature data record (2004-2012) (OSI-250)
  • use of the sea ice concentration data record (OSI-450) and its ICDR (OSI-430-b)
  • use of the Metop/ASCAT, Seawinds, ERS and Oceansat-2 wind data records (OSI-150, OSI-151, OSI-152, OSI-153)

Please contact osi-saf.manager<at> for more information.

2019 Visiting scientist activities :

  • Sea ice concentration noise reduction using brightness temperature correction
  • Simulation of the microwave emissivity at window and sounding frequencies
  • Sea surface temperature metrics for evaluating OSI SAF sea ice concentration products
  • Comparison of Sea Surface Temperature from SEVIRI and SLSTR satellite instruments over collocations with drifting buoys
  • GNSS-R Processing and NWP Assimilation


2018 Visiting scientist activities :

  • Error Covariance Specification for Optimal Estimation Sea Surface Temperaure
  • Identification of possible improvement in Low and Mid Latitude Sea Surface Temperature retrieval


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2016 Visiting scientist activities :

  • Assessment of potential ECMWF requirements on sea ice information
  • The dynamical estimation of summer sea ice tie-points using low frequency passive microwave channels


2015 Visiting scientist activities :

  • Construction of a Sea Ice Concentration Multi-Product Ensemble with associated Diagnostic Tools
  • Moist convection by two ASCATs and MSG rain
  • Inter-comparison of OSI SAF and SMOS-derived sea ice concentration products during growing periods: impact of thin ice thickness sensitivity on product quality