The Sea Surface Temperature Climate Change Initiative (SST CCI) project will accurately map the surface temperature of the global oceans over the period 1991 to 2010, using observations from many satellites. The aim is to independently quantify SST to a quality suitable for climate research.
The project started in August 2010. It is part of a wider initiative by the European Space Agency (ESA) addressing several essential climate variables in addition to SST.
As well as new data, we will specify a system for SST for climate for the future. Read more »
The team meeting will take place on the first day, followed by PM8 on the next day.
The meeting will be hosted by Brockmann Consult in the Alfred-Nobel-Pavillon at the HZG Research Center in Geesthacht.
A new article on ESA's 'Observing the Earth' website cites work performed by the SST_cci project team and the importance of bridging the data gap between AATSR and SLSTR, following the failure of Envisat on 8 April 2012. The article also refers to the GHRSST meeting held in Tokyo between 4-8 June 2012, at which several presentations were made on the results of the SST_cci project to date.
Chris Merchant introduces the SST CCI project at the Living Planet symposium held in Bergen on 28 June - 02 July 2010.
You can also view the entire CCI session if you wish.