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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In the frame of the OSI SAF Visiting Scientist Program, Lise Kilic from the "Observatoire de Paris" (LERMA) has worked at the Danish Meteorological Institute (DMI) on Improving the effective temperature estimation over sea ice using low frequency microwave radiometer data and Arctic buoys.
This work took place in 2017 and was supervised by Rasmus Tonboe (DMI).