Ocean Remote Sensing
Co-Conveners: G. Han , E. Schrama 
Oral Programme
 / Wed, 22 Apr, 08:30–12:00  / Room 3
Poster Programme
 / Attendance Wed, 22 Apr, 17:30–19:00  / Halls X/Y

Advanced remote sensing capabilities provide unprecedented opportunities for monitoring, studying, and forecasting the ocean environment. An integrated approach of synthesizing remote sensing data with in situ measurements and ocean models is highly desirable, both for physical and biological oceanography and for marine gravity and geodesy on the regional, basin and global scales. This session provides a forum for interdisciplinary discussions of the latest advances in all aspects of oceanographic applications of remote sensing.

At EGU 2009, we will have a special focus on the recently launched JASON-2 altimetry mission. Papers on all aspects of this mission including cal/val and other early results are particularly welcome.

Beyond JASON-2, topics for this session include but are not limited to (1) physical oceanographic variability and interactions with the atmosphere (2) biological variability and the carbon cycle, (3) marine gravity and space geodesy missions, and (4) development of new techniques in ocean remote sensing. Papers on emerging technologies and new sensors including those deployed on aircraft and on operational applications are also encouraged.