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A new report analyzed different sampling strategies in the Mediterranean Sea and Atlantic Ocean and developed recommendations for the design of in situ experiments aimed to reconstruct fine-scale ocean currents (~20 km), such as those that will be conducted to validate SWOT satellite observations. The evaluation can provide recommendations for in situ experiments that share … Continued

SWOT departed for Vandenberg Space Force Base (VSFB) on Monday 16 October. Artist’s impression of the SWOT satellite. Source: CNES SWOT satellite departed from Nice, France, to Vandenberg Space Force Base (CSFB), in California, USA, on Monday 16 October aboard a C5 Galaxy of the US Air Force. “This is the first time we are … Continued

After more than a year in assembly, integration and testing at Thales Alenia Space’s facility in Cannes, France, the SWOT satellite (Surface Water and Ocean Topography) is ready to depart for its forthcoming launch in early December. A C5 Galaxy from the US Air Force landed in Nice, France, on Friday 14th October to recover … Continued

A 3-years postdoctoral position is open at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California to join the team to work on SWOT-related oceanography projects. The researcher will participate in deployment /recovery cruises of a network of moorings of the NOPP project “A Distributed Network of Internal Wave Resolving Moored Arrays for Assessing Tide-Resolving Model Fields and … Continued

A postdoctoral position is open at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California to join the team to work on SWOT-related oceanography projects. The researcher will work on meausurement validation of the pathfinder mission SWOT, analyzing and applying SWOT SSH through innovative approaches such as geospatial analyses, data assimilation and machine learning in combination with other remote … Continued

A PhD position is open at the University of Western Australia, in Sydney, to develop and test techniques for measuring fine-scale ocean currents and waves in future high-resolution satellite observations of sea-surface height. The student will use an innovative Lagrangian filtering method to decompose the flow into wave and non-wave components, providing a “ground truth” for wave-current decomposition techniques. The techniques … Continued

Vertical velocities play a key role in the export of CO2 as well as organic and mineral matter. New research proposes a sampling platform with a measurement sensitivity able to measure vertical velocities on the order of several 10-3 to 10-2 m s-1. Study area ADCP deployment configuration for the lowered technique (left panel) and … Continued

The new PhD student Laurina Oms joined the BIOSWOT-Med group at the Mediterranean Institute of Oceanography (MIO) to study finescale processes and their impacts on phytoplankton distribution.   Laurina Oms, the new PhD student working on the BIOSWOT-Med project Welcome to Laurina OMS, a new PhD student in the Physical Oceanography group at the Mediterranean … Continued

The FaSt-SWOT campaign will focus on the role of fine scales in horizontal and vertical exchange in the upper ocean.  The Fine-Scale ocean currents from integrated multi-platform experiments and numerical simulations: contribution to the new SWOT satellite mission (FaSt-SWOT ) project proposal has been accepted by the Spanish Research Agency at the end of June 2022. The FaSt-SWOT project will be carried out in the western Mediterranean Sea during the fast-sampling phase of … Continued

Cloud-based data-proximate computation provides a framework to analyze tera- and peta-bytes of data as the resolution and complexity of ocean and climate simulations increases and as SWOT data will become available. The success of the framework, which allows for the community to fully harness and systematically analyze the outputs from  submesoscale-permitting ocean models, which are … Continued