On March 20, CNES announces the resumption of in-flight acceptance operations. On March 9, CNES and JPL engineers restarted the main scientific instrument of the French-American SWOT (Surface Water and Ocean Topography) satellite. This allowed the teams to resume in-flight acceptance activities for the Ka-band radar interferometer (KaRIn). The resumption of in-flight acceptance operations follows … Continued

At -31 days from the depart, the team of the BioSWOT-Med campaign installed the flow cytometer on the R/V l’Atalante. It will be one of two such instruments used during the campaign. At -31 days from its own departure, scheduled on 20/04/2023, Morgane Didry and Gérald Grégori from the team of the BioSWOT-Med campaign installed … Continued

PhD student investigating the distribution of phytoplankton in the ocean by studying both ecological processes and physical structures at fine scales. Laurina Oms is a PhD student in physical oceanography at the Mediterranean Institute of Oceanography, Aix-Marseille University, France. SWOT AdAC : what is your research field and how did you chose it ? Laurina Oms: I chose to … Continued

Onboard, everyone has their own shifting time. Mr squid Hello everyone! My name is Sijing Shen. I’m a first-year PhD student from School of Ocean Science, Bangor University. Through the previous posts, you’ve already got an overview of the QUICCHE project, which my PhD project is based on (I’m figuring out how the warm salty … Continued

On March 17 NASA announces that KaRIn is up and running. On March 9, the international Surface Water and Ocean Topography (SWOT) satellite’s main scientific instrument – the Ka-band Radar Interferometer (KaRIn) – returned to regular commissioning activities. KaRIn was shut off in late January. Since then, the NASA and CNES team have worked to analyze the … Continued

The Wave Glider is one of the many oceanographic instruments used in the QUICCHE campaign. The Wave Glider deployment. Ahoy from the R/V Roger Revelle! I am Tesha Toolsee from the Southern Ocean Carbon-Climate Observatory (SOCCO-CSIR) in Cape Town, South Africa. I am a 2nd year PhD candidate researching the impact of storms and meso-submesoscale features on … Continued

Hi everyone! My name is Rachel Sampson, I am a first-year PhD student at the University of Miami and I am already swimming in research out here in the Cape Cauldron! As you all know from previous posts, one of the Beal lab’s specialties will be deploying two 4,000-meter moorings which include ~50 instruments on … Continued

PhD student investigating ocean circulation and surface dynamics at fine scales. Margot Demol is a PhD student at the he Physical and Space Oceanography Laboratory (LOPS) in Plouzané, France. SWOT AdAC: What is your research field and how did you choose it? Margot Demol: I study the physics of the ocean, and more specifically the circulation and … Continued

The Agulhas leakage is thought to have major implications for heat transport and global circulation patterns of the ocean and the QUICCHE campaign seeks to measure its magnitude using a large suite of instruments on a variety of oceanographic scales.

Physical oceanographer focusing on marine gravity recovery from satellite altimetry. Daocheng Yu got his PHD from the Department of Civil Engineering, National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University, Taiwan.  He is now Associate Professor at the School of Geomatics, Liaoning Technical University, China. SWOT AdAC: What is your field of research and how did you choose it? Daocheng … Continued