Articles | Volume 12, issue 3
Ocean Sci., 12, 787–795, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/os-12-787-2016

Special issue: Operational oceanography in Europe 2014 in support of blue...

Ocean Sci., 12, 787–795, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/os-12-787-2016

Research article 14 Jun 2016

Research article | 14 Jun 2016

Core operational Sentinel-3 marine data product services as part of the Copernicus Space Component

Hans Bonekamp, Francois Montagner, Vincenzo Santacesaria, Carolina Nogueira Loddo, Sally Wannop, Igor Tomazic, Anne O'Carroll, Ewa Kwiatkowska, Remko Scharroo, and Hilary Wilson Hans Bonekamp et al.
  • European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites (EUMETSAT), Darmstadt, Germany

Abstract. This paper describes the marine data available from the Marine Centre, part of the Sentinel-3 Payload Data Ground Segment, located at the European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites (EUMETSAT). The Marine Centre together with the existing EUMETSAT facilities provides a centralised operational service for operational oceanography. These descriptions of the marine data are produced with a focus on a user service perspective. They include the scientific and operational feedback mechanisms on the performance of the services as well as practical information and user support mechanisms.

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This paper describes the marine data available from the Marine Centre, part of the Sentinel-3 Payload Data Ground Segment, located at the European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites (EUMETSAT). Descriptions include the scientific and operational feedback mechanisms on the performance of the services as well as practical information and user support mechanisms.