Workshop Conclusions • Medspiration • Good uptake by both the user and provider community • - Since 2006: large increase in data volumes and number of users • Has become essential input for OSTIA, and now all MetOffice forecasts depend on it. • GHRSST is operational now. It is no longer a “Pilot Project” • Advantages of HR-SST have been demonstrated: e.g. improved forecast of hurricane tracks • Encouraging new research, e.g. on influence on polar low development • Responding to user needs (SSES, L2P) • Continuity from 2009 in MCS, but GHRSST must continue to deliver services to the global user community outside MyOcean. • GlobColour • Historical data set 1997-2006 just released • NRT service due to start in 2008 Time to expand user group, and link to GEOSS tasks • Validation shows good quality data set, but some problems remain in trend analysis • Intercomparison shows it is at least as good as other merged ocean colour datasets • Continuity guaranteed from 2009 in MCS (up to chl, but not going further into PP, ecosystems and modelling products)
New Requirements to be Investigated • Medspiration • Extend Level-4 above 60° North • ATSR SSES implementation • Distribute SST products via ESA/DDS (and EUMETCast?) to African users • Requests for new DDS sites to Dave P, please. • HR-DDS back-processing for SST, OC, Wave, NPP, … • GlobColour • Coastal zones • Global Case 2 CHL, CDM, TSM, … product for assessing role of coastal zones in carbon flux • Use of MERIS-FRS for operational applications (i.e. incl NRT Level-2 availability) • NOAA IOOS (and CoastWatch) would like a coastal GlobColour • AMESD users..? & LME’s in Africa. • Inclusion of PARASOL as 4th sensor, + ISRON sensors (Sam) • Need for cloud-free analysed Chl product (DIVERSITY, are there others?) • Need for new products: Primary productivity, pCO2, PAR, ZHl… • Support IOCCP Ocean CO2 from Space workshop • Distribute ocean colour products to African users via ESA/DDS • Draft a NOAA Submission Agreement • Assimilation of GlobColour products into models.
User Consultation 2008 • Suggested venues: • ESRIN MERIS-AATSR workshop (Sep 2008?) • Santorini • Lisbon • Malpelo…?