6th EUMETSAT Ocean and Sea Ice SAF users workshop
Centre International de Conférences - Météo-France - Toulouse - France 19th - 20th November 2014
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  The EUMETSAT Satellite Application Facility on Ocean and Sea Ice (OSI SAF) is an answer to the common requirements of meteorology and oceanography for a comprehensive information on the ocean-atmosphere interface. OSI SAF products are derived from meteorological satellite data and related to Sea Surface Temperature, Sea Ice, Radiative Fluxes and Winds at the ocean surface.
Since 2002, the OSI SAF produces, controls quality and distributes, in near real-time, operational ocean observation products, with the necessary users support activities. The OSI SAF provides also some long term data records through reprocessing activities.

Permanent Research and Development activities allow to enhance the algorithms and products, and to take into account new satellites. The OSI SAF organises regular User Workshops to stimulate the discussion between users and OSI SAF partners, and to collect input and guidance for future evolutions of its products and services.

The OSI SAF is coordinated by EUMETSAT, and constituted of the following partners
  • Météo-France,
  • Norwegian Meteorological Institute (MET Norway),
  • Danish Meteorological Institute (DMI),
  • Meteorological Institute of the Netherlands (KNMI),
  • Institut Français de REcherche pour l'exploitation de la MER (IFREMER, French oceanic institute).

  • Objective
    The objective of the workshop is
  • to provide a forum for users to present and discuss experiences and requirements on satellite based products and services,
  • to present and discuss the provision of products and services by the Satellite Application Facility on Ocean and Sea Ice.

  • Venue
    The workshop will be held at Météo-France Headquarters in Toulouse :
    Centre International de Conférences
    42, avenue Gaspard Coriolis
    31057 Toulouse cedex 1

    See the page venue for more informations.

    The workshop programme will include :
  • presentations by EUMETSAT about its current and future satellite programs, and their ocean observation capabilities,
  • presentations by OSI SAF about the current status of its production, and the new products under development,
  • presentations by users about OSI SAF products applications, and their needs for products evolutions or new products,
  • discussions about priorities for OSI SAF next phase (2017-2022), in the context of new satellite programs (MTG, EPS-SG, S3..).

  • All presentation proposals by users of OSI SAF products are welcome.

      Wednesday, November 19th 9h - 12h30 14h - 18h  
      Thursday, November 20th 9h - 12h    

    Languages, accommodation
    The official language of the workshop is English. Workshop participants are required to book accommodation looking at the page venue.
    The workshop includes coffee breaks, lunch for the first day.

    Potential users are also welcome to assist to the meeting and meet the OSISAF team.
    Please register via the page registration.

    This is a great opportunity for users to meet OSI SAF teams and discuss about our current and future products.
    For any pieces of information on this event, don't hesitate to contact osi-saf.manager@meteo.fr or cecile.hernandez@meteo.fr.
    We are looking forward to having your feelings about OSI SAF products and services via the survey on http://www.osi-saf.org/ and hope to see you at the OSI SAF User Workshop in November.
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