Summer School: Ocean Remote Sensing Synergy #4

Pole Numérique, Technopole Brest Iroise, France
September 10 to 14, 2018



Over the last decade, the ocean community witnessed the launch of over 30 new ocean-related satellite missions worldwide. Plans for new satellites aimed to improve the spatial-temporal sampling, are already laid well into the foreseeable future. Today, we are already considering Petabytes of data to download, manage, analyse, and transform into accessible information. Increasing computer power and understandings of relevant physical processes are also rapidly evolving, and contribute to advances in model accuracy and resolution refinement. The different satellite sensors can be combined to provide the required high spatio-temporal sampling using physically or statistically based merging approaches.

Aim of the summer school:

This year, the summer school will focus on the air-sea interactions between surface winds, swells and currents. Lectures by invited speakers will provide both a broad coverage of applications to multi-sensor/multi-tracer ocean sensing data and also data assimilation. Each lecture will comprise a Python practical session with applications to real multi-sensor satellite data or simulated data.

Confirmed invited speakers:

Permanent speakers:

Previous editions:

Organizing & Scientific committee:


  Fabrice Collard - René Garello - Fabrice Ardhuin - Pierre Tandeo - Ronan Fablet - Bertrand Chapron