Medspiration is a project funded by ESA to produce a robust and reliable set of SST data by combining the best outputs from several independent SST missions
Its underlying objective is to prepare satellite-derived SST data in a form which facilitates timely assimilation into numerical ocean forecasting models. At the same time it will produce a "best" merged SST data product for general use. Medspiration has been created by ESA to serve as a European RDAC for GHRSST-PP, generating L2P and MDB products for the Atlantic Ocean and its adjoining seas. As a pre-operational system, Medspiration developed a processing platform allowing real-time production and control of the data, through advanced production tools such as task scheduling and sequencing, input flow monitoring, and event logging/alerting systems which have since been re-used for other real-time production.