This is the project summary covering progress in March 2010. Work this month has continued to focus on the development of the GlobWave system.
PM3 took place this month at Logica's premises in Leatherhead. It was agreed that the error statistics would be released in the GlobWave data by 15th May, 2010. The wave data quality report would also be ready by this date. For the Altimeter data it was agreed that the NODC, CDIP, UKMO, POSIEDON and OPPE buoys would be used for error statistics in the first instance for this May release. For the SAR it was agreed that just the CDIP buoys would be used as much more work had to be done on the QC of NODC buoys. In the summer, a further release of error statistics can take place involving the remaining data sets.
As a result of further tests some additional issues were encountered with the data which have resulted in modifications to the processors. The processing itself is very slow and is taking more time than envisaged. However, we believe it is important to ensure the highest quality data is released to users. In order to allow our users giving presentations at the UCM enough time to review the products before the meeting, we will release the ERS-1 and ERS-2 data sets to them on Friday 9th April. Subsequent data sets will then be released every few days and we will have the full archive available before the UCM itself.
A meeting took place between the UKMO, Logica and ESA on 15/03/10 where the draft PS-WFVS report was reviewed. The report was accepted by the UKMO and a series of minor recommendations were made. It was agreed that the first operational report would cover the month of May and would be submitted on 12/06/10.
Preparations for UCM-1 continue to progress well. As a result of individual mails sent to the User Group, WISE participants and Wave Community mail list we have managed to get about 50 confirmations of attendance at the meeting. A template presentation and set of guidelines has been prepared and sent to our 3 users who are giving presentations at the UCM.
GlobWave oral presentations were accepted at both the ESA Living Planet Symposium in Bergen and the IGARSS conference in Hawaii.