The EU COST Action “Evaluation of Ocean Syntheses” (EOS) is organizing a Workshop on the use of new satellite datasets in marine climate applications. There has been a recent development of long-term and stable satellite datasets like the ESA CCIs for sea surface temperature, sea level and sea ice. These datasets are crucial for our understanding of the changes undergone in the ocean over the last decades. Small-scale ocean surface currents are now being derived through the synergy of several remote and in situ observing systems. Also recently, a key variable is being measured from space: sea surface salinity, which provides key information about the ocean side of the water cycleand its influence on climate.

The EOS-COST workshop aims at enhancing the use of new satellite datasets in climate applications, computation of ocean reanalyses and ocean syntheses, and increase the awareness of end-users about these datasets and their potential applications. There will be a series of keynote speakers presenting the latest datasets and their marine climate applications. We also welcome contributions on the following topics: derivation of new datasets and products for any of the variables addressed by the workshop, potential impact of satellite datasets in marine climate applications, including ocean reanalyses and syntheses; long-term study of the state of the ocean using remote-sensed based datasets.

The workshop will take place from 29 March to 1 April 2016, in Port of Leixões (near Porto, Portugal).

February 19: Abstract submission (a 1-page document, to be sent to
February 26: Announcement of programme
March 29 – April 1: Workshop

Confirmed keynotes
Jacqueline Boutin (LOCEAN, France)
Tony Lee (JPL, USA)
Joanna Fernandes (U. Porto, Portugal)
Jean-François Legeais (CLS, France)
Owen Embury (U. Reading, UK)
Jordi Isern-Fontanet (ICM-CSIC, Spain)
Amelie Tetzlaff (AWI, Germany)

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