Project team

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In this page are presented the details of the organisation of the CCI teams involved in the "Sea Level" project during the SL_cci phase II (2014-2019) and the ESA Sea Level CCI+ extension activities (2019-2022).

The ESA Sea Level CCI+ extension activities (2019-2022):

The project team involved in the Sea Level CCI+ activites includes 4 companies/institutes from 3 ESA member states. The consortium has been built to integrate partners from the Earth Observation, Oceanography and Climate communities, all providing internationally acknowledged expertise:

  • CLS, France,
  • LEGOS, France,
  • National Oceanography Center (NOC, United Kingdom,
  • Technical University of Munich (TUM), Germany.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Expertise:

  • The organisation for the Sea Level CCI+ includes the science leadership assigned to Dr Anny Cazenave (LEGOS) who has an international recognized scientific expertise in the field of altimetry and climate.
  • CLS will ensure the project leadership through the project manager (Dr Jean-François Legeais). CLS is also involved in the characterisation of regional mean sea level uncertainties (Dr Pierre Prandi).
  • LEGOS is also in charge of the system development and processing of the altimeter products (Dr Florence Birol) as well as the product quality assessment (Dr Anny Cazenave) and the uncertainty characterisation (Dr Benoît Meyssignac). Dr Anny Cazenave is the Science Leader for SL_cci+.
  • TUM (Dr Marcello Passaro) is in charge of the provision of the ALES ranges to be used in the sea level products.
  • NOC (Dr Francisco Calafat) is in charge of the validation of the altimeter sea level products with the support of SkyMAT Ltd (Dr Andrew Shaw).
The organisation and the Work Breakdown Structure of the project are presented below:

 

 

The phase II of the SL_cci project (2014-2019):

 

The project team involved in phase II of the SL_cci project has included 15 companies/institutes from over 7 countries and has been built to integrate expertise in the fields of Earth Observation and Climate Modelling.  

 

The Expertise:

The organisation for phase II of the Sea Level CCI is similar to the one set up for the phase I.
 
The Science leadership has been assigned to Anny Cazenave who has an international recognized scientific expertise in the field of altimetry and climate.
 
While CLS will ensure the SLCCI-Phase 2 project leadership through the project manager
(G. Larnicol / JF Legeais), the full strength of the consortium comes from the 3 core groups involved in the project: Earth Observations team, Climate research group and system engineering team respectively led by M. Ablain (CLS), D. Stammer (UoH) and C. Farquhar (CGI).
 

 

Team Members:

  •  CLS is the Prime Contractor, and is responsible for the overall project management (WP6000). CLS leads the technical activities that are related to the development and test of the algorithms (WP2000) and the sea level ECV production (WP 4000).
  • LEGOS will support the science leader (WP6000) and will lead the Assessment activities (WP5000).
  • CGI will bring its industrial experience in the technical tasks (WP3000) and project management in close relation with CLS (WP6000).
  • IsardSAT is involved in a specific task dedicated to the improvement of the instrumental processing of ESA missions (WP2000).
  • DTU Space is involved in the improvement and assessment of the altimeter processing in high latitudes (WP2200).
  • GFZ will provide to the consortium a homogenize series of new orbits for TOPEX/Poseidon, Jason-1 and Jason-2 (WP2100).
  • NOC will provide to the consortium its deep expertise in coastal thematic (WP2300) for the developments in the baseline but also for the option #1 (CCN, with PML).
  • University of Porto will provide to the consortium improved wet tropospheric corrections (WP2300 and WP2400).
  • PML will work with CLS for the development of new processing in the arctic area (WP2200) and also with NOC for the option #1.
  • University of Hamburg is responsible for the climate modelling group and will manage the interface with the CMUG group with the science leader. UoH will also validate the sea level ECV using their ocean models (WP5100).
  • NERSC is responsible for the Requirement management (WP1000) and will validate the sea level ECV products by leading comparison studies with their coupled model (WP5100).
  • ECMWF will validate the sea level ECV products by leading assimilation and comparison with their ocean climate model (WP5100).
  • TUD has joined the consortium to perform an option related with the validations of the Sea Level ECV, including water mass budget and in-situ validation. 
  • University of Bonn has joined the consortium to contribute to the quality assessment of the Sea Level products with regional ocean model comparisons in the Mediterranean Sea. 
  • Technical University of Munich (TUM) carries out High-Latitude Sea Level Estimation through ALES+ reprocessing.  

 

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