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The rosette of @INSU_CNRS has just arrived in Marseille. The technicians of the Atmosphere and Sea Service at @MIOceanologie will begin to equip it for the #BioSWOT-Med campaign!  A rosette sampler (also known as a CTD-rosette or carousel) is a device used for water sampling in deep water. Rosette samplers are used in the ocean … Continued

SWOT mission is proceeding nominally and on January 16th the POSEIDON-3C altimeter gave the first waveform data. Poseidon-3C nadir altimeter first Ku-band waveforms (Credit Cnes) After its successful launch in December 2022, SWOT mission is proceeding nominally.  The “Jason 4” payload is active, and indeed DORIS, the POSEIDON-3C altimeter, the radiometer and the JPL GPS … Continued

A one and a half postdoctoral position is open in the Oceanography and Climate Change Department at IMEDEA (CSIC-UIB) to join the team working at the FaSt-SWOT campaign. The researcher will work on the characterization of the horizontal and vertical motion associated with ocean fronts in the Balearic Sea with a range of observational oceanographic … Continued

On NASA’s app “Eyes on the Earth” you can see the Surface Water and Ocean Topography (SWOT) satellite as it travels around Earth. Screenshot from NASA’s app Eyes on the Earth. Designed to make the first-ever global survey of Earth’ surface water, SWOT satellite will collect detailed measurements of how water bodies on Earth change … Continued

Cameras on the Surface Water and Ocean Topography spacecraft captured the antennas for its main science instrument unfurling in orbit. This illustration shows the SWOT spacecraft with its antenna mast and solar arrays fully deployed. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech The Surface Water and Ocean Topography ( SWOT ) satellite launched into Earth orbit on Friday, Dec. 16, from … Continued

Launch is now targeting 3:46 a.m. PST on Friday, December 16. After SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket went vertical on the pad at Space Launch Complex 4 East (SLC-4E) at Vandenberg Space Force Base in California, teams identified moisture in two Merlin engines on the rocket’s first stage booster. Teams completed inspections of the rocket’s engines … Continued

The launch of SWOT, the largest oceanography and hydrology satellite mission in the last 10 years, is scheduled for December 15, 2022 from California. From April to June 2023, over 30 field experiments will be conducted by the SWOT-AdAC scientific consortium to compare satellite and in situ data during the fast sampling phase.  SWOT (Surface … Continued

SWOT-AdAC welcomes researchers Cheinway Hwang, Emmy TY Chang, and Daocheng Yu, CO-PIs of the South China Sea and western Pacific campaign that will focus on determination of marine gravity and eddy identification. Cheinway Hwang (Institute of Oceanography, National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University, Taiwan), Emmy TY Chang, (School of Geomatics, National Taiwan University, Taiwan) and … Continued

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