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Fifth Coastal Altimetry Workshop

Oct 16, 2011 - Oct 18, 2011

San Diego, US

The Fifth Coastal Altimetry Workshop will take place from 16 to 18 October 2011 in San Diego, US.

Satellite altimetric data are generally used in the study of offshore circulation studies. Historically, the use of data in coastal zones is often restricted because of technical problems such as continental influence (that makes the radiometric correction tricky), the resolution of geophysical corrections (high frequency sea level variations associated to tides and atmospheric pressure forcing), uncertainties on the mean sea level and low spatial and temporal resolution.

However, there is now research on the treatment of data for coastal purposes and new satellite projects will look to provide a better spatial description of the sea surface.

The event will bring together stakeholders dealing with satellite altimetry applied to coastal zones to discuss a range of topics, from data processing through emerging applications to new technologies.


BILAT-USA (Grant Agreement no: 244434) and Link2US (Grant Agreement no: 244371) Projects are co-funded by the European Union’s Capacities Programme on International Cooperation under the 7th Framework Programme for Research and Technological Cooperation.