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Proceedings of OceanObs'09: Sustained Ocean Observations and Information for Society

PLENARY PAPERdoi:10.5270/OceanObs09.pp.06

Transitions Towards Operational Space Based Ocean Observations: From Single Research Missions into Series and Constellations

Hans Bonekamp(1), Francois Parisot(1), Stan Wilson(2), Laury Miller(2), Craig Donlon(3), Mark Drinkwater(3), Eric Lindstrom(4), Lee Fu(5), Eric Thouvenot(6), Juliette Lambin(6), Keizo Nakagawa(7), B.S. Gohil(8), Mingsen Lin(9), James Yoder(10), Pierre-Yves Le Traon(11), Gregg Jacobs (12)

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This paper discusses aspects of the development of operational satellite programmes for oceanography. In particular, it explains transitioning of key ocean missions from research to a sustained operational context. Successes over the last decade are highlighted as well as challenges for the decades to come.

1EUMETSAT, Eumetsat-Allee 1, 64295 Darmstadt, Germany
2NOAA/NESDIS, 1335 East West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910
3ESA/ESTEC, Keplerlaan 1, NL-2201 AZ Noordwijk, The Netherlands
4NASA HQ, MS 3F71, 300 E St. SW, Washington, DC 20546, U.S.A
5NASA JPL, MS 300-323, 4800 Oak Grove Drive, Pasadena, CA 91109, U.S.A.
6CNES/TSC, 18 avenue Edouard Belin, 31401 France
7SAMD, JAXA, 2-1-1, Sengen, Tsukuba-shi, Ibaraki, Japan
8Meteorology & Oceanography Group, ISRO, Bopal Campus, Ahmedabad-380015
9NMEFC/SOA, 8 Dahuisi Road, Haidian District, Beijing 100081, China
10Woods Hole Oceanographic, Institution,Woods Hole, MA 02540 USA
11IFREMER, Centre de Brest, B.P. 70, 29280, Plouzané France
12NRL, 7320 Stennis Space Center, MS 39529, U.S.A.

Correspondence should be addressed to E-mail: hans.bonekamp@eumetsat.int

This paper shall be cited as:

Bonekamp, H. & Co-Authors (2010). "Transitions Towards Operational Space Based Ocean Observations: From Single Research Missions into Series and Constellations" in Proceedings of OceanObs’09: Sustained Ocean Observations and Information for Society (Vol. 1), Venice, Italy, 21-25 September 2009, Hall, J., Harrison, D.E. & Stammer, D., Eds., ESA Publication WPP-306, doi:10.5270/OceanObs09.pp.06

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