The project team is comprised of 13 companies/institutes from over 7 countries and has been built to integrate expertise in the fields of Earth Observation and Climate Modelling.
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), 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).
- 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.
- UoH 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.