• Welcome to the Remote Sensing for Ocean-Atmosphere Interactions Studies and Applications Workshop

    The Remote Sensing for Ocean-Atmosphere Interactions Studies and Applications Workshop, co-organized by EUMETSAT with the support of SOLAS and the Copernicus EU programme, is designed to support and encourage collaboration that explore and promote the use of Remote Sensing products.  The workshop will consist of daily invited talks, poster session and small group discussions. 

    Workshop objectives:

    • Report and inform about ongoing research in the thematic area, satellite based data. 
    • Discuss unexplored potential of satellite (based) data in the field and identify gaps in terms of monitoring capability.
    • Inform on developments, tools, ways of access, available and upcoming training material and training opportunities by satellite product providers. 
    • Identify needs and associated material and collaborations for improved data access, usage, training and capacity building.

    Who is the workshop addressing?

    • Scientists & Academy (all levels of seniority) in a wide range of disciplines: climate, remote sensing, atmospheric physics and chemistry, physical oceanography, ocean biology.
    • Representatives of services and data provider agencies.

    Please note that attendance is open and free of charge. 

    Register here. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the workshop in Zoom.

    Overview of the workshop schedule and topics 

    -> Detailed agenda

    Invited speakers: 
    C. A. Clayson, Woods Hole, USA; C. Gentemann, Farallon Institute California, USA, Y. Hongbin, NASA, USA; N. J. Cosentino, Instituto de Geografía, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile; P. Dagsson Waldhauserova, The Agricultural University of Iceland , J. Shutler, University of Exeter, UK; L. P. Pezzi, LOA-INPE, Brazil; S. Marullo, ENEA Italy.

    Contributions from Data Providers and Services: EUMETSAT, ESA, CMEMS Copernicus, ECMWF Copernicus

    Presentations (download triggered by clicking on the speakers' names)

    Day 1

    Day 2

    Day 3

    • Session 5:  M.H. Rio, ESA: Satellite observation to monitor Air-Sea interaction – European Space Agency and S. Burgess, ECMWF: The Copernicus Climate Change  Service.
    • Data Discovery - Climate data and Services: C. Derval, CMEMS: Data Discovery. Copernicus Marine. MyOcean Viewer;  CATE demonstration, by  C. Macintosh.

  • How to participate in the workshop

    Questions? Go to Slido #oceanatmos or click here

  • Poster session

    The posters will be available at You can review them and post comments. 

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    Poster presentations will be given in break out rooms with group discussions:

    Breakout Room 1 

    1.     Climate Monitoring SAF: Sustained Generation of Satellite based climate data records. Marc Schröder, Anja Niedorf, Jörg Trentmann, Rainer Hollmann, Deutscher Wetterdienst (CM SAF); Germany.

    2.     Realising the benefits of satellite-based essential climate variables supported through ESA’s Climate Change Initiative. Claire MacIntosh, ESA, UK.

    Breakout Room 2 

    3.      The North Sea from space: Using explainable artificial intelligence to improve satellite observations of climate change (NorthSat-X). Judith Ewald, Oliver Wurl, Mariana Ribas Ribas, Thomas Badewien, Jens-Martin Herold, Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg, Germany.

    4.       Using Ocean Surface Variables to Determine the Density Driven Circulation of the Oceans. AQEEL PIRACHA, Institut de Ciències del Mar (ICM) - Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), Spain.

    5.       How accurately will we estimate the distribution of pCO2 and air-sea CO2 fluxes using FFNN. Iwona Wrobel-Niedzwiecka, Institute of Oceanology polish Academy of Science, Poland.

     Breakout Room 3 

    6.       Interannual variability and long-term trends of surface hydrography around the Prince Edward Island Archipelago, Southern Ocean. Tesha Toolsee, University of Cape Town, South Africa.

    7.       Seasonal and interannual variation of sea surface temperature, absolute dynamic topography and satellite chlorophyll in three Pacific regions off Mexico 2002-2018. Luz de Lourdes, Aurora Coronado-Álvarez, José Martín Hernández-Ayón, Leticia-Espinosa, Carréon Orión Norzagaray-Lópe,z Instituto de Investigaciones Oceanológicas, Universidad Autónoma de Baja California, Mexico.

    Breakout Room 4 

    8.       Satellite-detected phytoplankton community response to the deposition of wildfire aerosols. Jakob Weis, Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies, University of Tasmania, Australia.

    9.       Retrieval of Chlorophyll a in Productive and Highly Changeable Inland Waters Using Sentinel Imagery and Non-station-based In Situ Measurements. Aleksandr Molkov, Institute of Applied Physics of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

    Breakout Room 5

    10.  An examination of the influence of wind speed, sea ice, and chlorophyll concentration on Aerosol Optical Depth in the Bellingshausen Sea, western Antarctic Peninsula. Srishti Dasarathy, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, USA.

    11.   The Polar AI Hydrology Working Group: Modeling Arctic Hydrology for the Future. Thomas Y. Chen, Academy for Mathematics, Science, and Engineering, USA.

     Breakout Room 6

    12.   Oceanic thermal skin effect over the Caribbean Region. BINGKUN LUO(1) PETER MINNETT(2), Columbia University(1), University of Miami(2), USA.

    13.   Combination of atmospheric and oceanic processes induced long-lasting marine heatwave. Cécile PUJOL, GeoHydrodynamics and Environment Research (University of Liège), Belgium.

    Breakout Room 7

    14.   Marine heatwaves events at Brazilian oceanic islands and relationships to phytoplankton biomass estimates. Ligia Ferreira Granja da Luz, Center for Marine Biology (CEBIMar) and Oceanographic Institute (IO) - University of São Paulo, Brazil.

    15.   The 2019 Marine Heatwaves in the Mediterranean Sea and their Atmospheric Drivers. Manal Hamdeno Elawady, The University of Liege, Belgium.

    Breakout Room 8

    16.   Numerical modelling of wave-current interaction in the Agulhas Current towards better sea-state information. Bafana Gweba, Nansen Tutu Center for Marine Environmental Research, University of Cape Town, South Africa.

    17.   Improved ocean wind forcing products. Rianne Giesen, Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (KNMI), Netherlands.

    Breakout Room 9

    18.   Detecting a Medicane from Satellite Data. Kenechukwu Uba, University of Liege, Belgium.

    19.   Comparison of Sea Surface Salinity during the land fall of tropical cyclones in pre and post monsoon season in Bay of Bengal using Global Reanalysis (GLORYS12V1) data and WGS84(EPSG4326) coordinate system. Dhruba Banerjee, Swami Vivekananda Institute of Science and Technology, India.