This page gives information about projects undertaken by
SatOC and by the SatOC team in the past. In addition, several past
reports are available for download on our project reports page.
IMPROVING PORT SAFETY USING RADAR AND SATELLITE
IMPROVING PORT SAFETY USING RADAR AND SATELLITE DATA
is a project funded by Maritime Research and Innovation UK (MarRI-UK),
by the University of Liverpool. Click here for link to a news item on the University of
Liverpool web pages
HYDROCOASTAL is a project funded by ESA
to maximise exploitation of SAR and SARin altimeter measurements in the
coastal zone and inland waters, by evaluating and implementing new
approaches to process SAR and SARin data from CryoSat-2, and SAR
altimeter data from Sentinel-3A and Sentinel-3B. SatOC is the project
the HYDROCOASTAL project pages.
C-RISe - Coastal Risk Information Service
is a 3-year project funded by the UK Space Agency under
the International Partnership Programme (IPP). The objective of the
project, which started in December 2016, is to deliver, through an
international partnership with Mozambique, Madagascar and South Africa;
access to satellite-derived data on sea level, wind speed and wave
heights. The goal is to support improved resilience to coastal hazards
associated with sea level change.
SCOOP - SAR Altimetry Coastal & Open Ocean
SCOOP is a project funded by ESA under the Scientific
Exploitation of Operational Missions (SEOM) programme to characterise
the expected performance in the open ocean and coastal zone of the
Sentinel-3 SAR altimeter product; and then to test, implement and
evaluate improved retrieval methods. SatOC is the project leader.
Sea Level SpaceWatch
A short-term project to demonstrate trends in sea level
around the UK from tide gauges and satellite altimetry. Project funded
by the UK Space Agency on behalf of the Space for Smarter Government
Programme which is delivered in collaboration with the Satellite
Applications Catapult. Visit the project
WaPA - Wavemill Product Assessment
The Wavemill is a new radar instrument concept that offers the
possibility of generating two-dimensional wide swath, high resolution,
high precision maps of surface current vectors and ocean topography.
WaPA, the Wavemill Product Assessment project, is
supported by ESA under the General
Studies Programme (GSP) to define the scientific capabilities and
limitations of a spaceborne Wavemill instrument. SatOC is the project
leader. For more
CP4O - Cryosat Plus For Oceans
CP4O is a project funded by ESA under the Support to Science
Element (STSE) programme to develop and evaluate ocean products from
Cryosat-2 data. Sub-themes covered are open ocean, coastal ocean, polar
ocean and sea-floor altimetry. SatOC is the project leader. For more
An ESA funded project that aims to improve the
accessibility and uptake of satellite-derived wave data. Project
leaders are Logica. SatOC is responsible for altimeter data
processing, quality control, error analysis, statistics and supporting
documentation. For more information visit the GlobWave portal
. We are
also hosting a demonstration of satellite wave statistics developed by
David Carter while at Satellite Observing Systems - visit the WAVSAT
Medians Data Finder.
SAMOSA was an ESA-funded project to study ocean and inland
applications of Synthetic Aperture Mode Radar Altimetry - in particular
with respect to CRYOSAT-2 data. SatOC was the project leader. For more
An ESA funded project under the GMES Service Element
Programme, providing operational oil spill and water quality monitoring
services across Europe. Project leaders were Thales. SatOC supported
the user federation services - bringing in new users and
supporting users in providing feedback and guidance through the User
An ESA funded project under their sustainable
development programme investigating the use of EO techniques for water
quality reporting in the offshore industry. Project leader was Flyby
s.r.l.. SatOC supplied wind, wave and currents information and
a role in promotion and training.
SDD, short for Semantics Driven Framework for Resource
Discovery, is an ESA funded project aiming to harmonise the descriptive
terminology of EO-related products and services. Project leaders are
Also contact us for information about previous projects
carried out under Satellite Observing Systems (SOS), including:
Developing the use of satellite wind and wave
measurements in forecasting, shipping and offshore sectors. Focusing on
both real-time and satistical data. ESA funding with 6 partners,
project leader Ellis Ash.
Investigation into using EO techniques for rapid
environmental assessment in NATO operations. Project leader Ellis Ash.
Large European Thematic Network bringing together
expertise in satellite altimetry to plan future requirements. EC
funding with 20 partners, project leader David Cotton.
Related projects looking at different aspects of
using wave information in weather derivative markets as a means of
offsetting costs to shipping of delays due to bad weather. BNSC and ESA
funding respectively, project leader Ellis Ash.
Evaluation of present and future satellite systems
for measuring ocean currents. BNSC funded with 9 UK partners, project
leader Ellis Ash.
Study of how offshore wave trends related to
conditions at the coast of the UK. BNSC funding, project leader David
Study into the benefits of marine Earth
Observation within different shipping sectors, including certification
agencies, specialist marine transport and high speed ferries. EC
funding, project leader David Cotton.
Large study into monitoring marine pollution by
satellites focusing on oil spill identification from SAR imagery. EC
funding with 8 partners, project leader Gordon Jolly.