This is the project summary covering progress in December 2009. Work this month has continued to focus on the development of the GlobWave system.
Logica have worked with NOAA to secure the release of the Geosat JGM-3 Altimeter data. The full archive has been made available by NOAA and provided to Ifremer. All L2 SAR and Altimeter data necessary for GlobWave has now been acquired.
SatOC have completed the processing algorithms for the Geosat, ERS-1 and Jason-2 GDR data and CLS have completed the necessary SAR processing algorithms. The SAR and Altimeter processing algorithms for all satellites is now complete and has been provided to Ifremer.
Further issues have been encountered with the in situ database, which will mean that the full set of Phase 1 deliverables will not be ready until the end of February, 2010. The reason for this is that the quality control of the data has been much more complex than first thought, due to the fact that no QC is done by some of the data providers. We note that we still expect the L2P products (excluding the error statistics) and online tools to be available at the end of January.
Logica concluded discussions with ECMWF regarding the ancillary data required for GlobWave. Successful operations commenced on 16/12/09 and data is now routinely pushed to an Ifremer ftp server every 6 hours. A DVD containing the full archive of ancillary data has been sent to Ifremer.
Logica have discussed the possibility of new demo products with MDA representatives (regarding Radarsat products) and DLR representatives (regarding TerraSAR-X products and the inclusion of the CWAVE algorithm). Both organisations are keen to contribute and we will continue to flesh out the details next month.
Negotiations continue between Logica and Ifremer regarding the UCM. It will not be possible for Logica to use the majority of the day on Thursday 29th April, 2010 for GlobWave specific presentations. The possible solutions are to use part of the Thursday as well as the Friday morning or to seek an alternative venue and date for the meeting.
An abstract was submitted to the IGARSS 2010 conference which will take place in Honolulu this summer.