Interview – How will the timing of SWOT fast-sampling phase impact which ocean processes can be studied?

The nominal Cal/Val period for the SWOT satellite has been updated to end of March – end of June 2023, during which fast-sampling phase data will be acquired for science validation. This means that satellite data available to SWOT-AdAC Consortium to compare with in situ observations correspond to spring in the Northern Hemisphere and to autumn in the Southern Hemisphere. What is the quality that can be expected for SSH maps during the fast-sampling phase? Which

North West Pacific blog: four mooring arrays in the STCC region

In the North West Pacific SWOT CalVal site four mooring arrays have been placed within SWOT swath in the Subtropicl Countercurrent (STCC) region.

SWOT keeping maneuver planned for June 16th

The next SWOT keeping maneuver is planned on June 16th 2023 @04:18:52 TAI.

SWOT station keeping maneuver planned on the 2nd of June

The next SWOT station keeping maneuver is planned on June 2nd 2023 at 03:04:02 TAI.

Postdoc position: Developing new data-driven methods for inferring subsurface ocean transport from SWOT data

A postdoctoral associate position is now open at the Courant's Center for Atmosphere Ocean Science, New York University (NY, USA) for developing new data-driven methods, leveraging ocean dynamics together with machine learning, for inferring subsurface ocean transport from SWOT data.

Bay de Veys blog: SWOT LiDAR flights in Normandy

On May 23rd and May 24th, 2 LiDAR flights were conducted synchronously to the SWOT 1-day orbit track.

BioSWOT-Med’s timeline

BioSWOT-Med blog: A successful campaign under SWOT swath in the NW Mediterranean Sea

The BioSWOT-Med campaign ended on Sunday 14th May after four weeks of navigation sampling an area characterized by a persistent front between modified Atlantic waters of different ages about 100 km north-est of Menorca Island (Spain) under one of SWOT swaths. The BioSWOT-Med scientific team is fully satisfied by the data that were acquired and thanks the Captain and the crew of R/V L'Atalante which allowed a great campaign despite challenging weather conditions.

BioSWOT-Med blog: How fine scales structure the distribution of top predators

INTERVIEW – Cédric Cotté is in charge of monitoring marine top predators during the BioSWOT-Med campaign. Here he explains how mesoscale features structure the foraging of marine top predators by generating favorable areas where preys are aggregated.

BioSWOT-med blog: Measuring oxygen and community production

INTERVIEW – Laure Chirurgien is in charge of measuring oxygen dissolved in seawater and community production. Here she describes the different instruments she uses, some of which especially developed at MIO.  

The new wave of oceanographers: Emily Waggoner

PhD student in biological oceanography focusing on understanding the various forms of phosphorus that can be used by phytoplankton.