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Sea State CCI

wave crashing

Completed project

Project start: May 2018  |  Project end: March 2022
Funder: European Space Agency
Principal Investigator: Dr Graham Quartly
Other participants from PML: Dr Andrey Kurekin Dr Francesco Nencioli

Sea State CCI is part of the European Space Agency's programme to deliver long-term homogeneous datasets covering many of the recognised Essential Climate Variables. The 15-member consortium for the Sea State project is led by LOPS/Ifremer, with PML involved in the Algorithm Development Team.

Our goal is to improve algorithms for the recovery of wave height information from radar altimeters. The first 3-year phase of the project started in June 2018, and had User Consultation Meetings in Ifremer (October 2019) and a virtual one in March 2021 (organised by PML).