Task Teams

GHRSST Task teams (TTs) are set up to address particular issues identified by the GHRSST Science Team (ST). TTs are proposed and agreed at the annual Science Team Meetings. Each TT has a chair and a team of volunteers.

Each chair is asked to appoint an early career scientist as co-chair to encourage participation in GHRSST and ensure continuation of knowledge.

The teams report their findings at the annual ST meetings and the ST decides if the TT has completed its task or should continue. The list below gives the current working TTs, those which have completed their tasks successfully, and those that are currently suspended but are expected to resume at the next ST meeting.


Current Task Teams

Climatology and L4 Inter-Comparison Task Team (IC TT; chair Helen Beggs; co-chair Chunxue Yang )

Evolution of The Regional/Global Task Sharing (R/G TS TT; chair: Jean-François Piollé)

Coral Heat Stress User SST Requirements (chair: William Skirving)

Feature Fidelity (chair: Peter Cornillon)

Climate Data Assessment Framework (chair: Jon Mittaz)

Shipborne Radiometry (chair: Werenfrid Wimmer)

High Latitude SST (chair: Mike Steele)

SSES and L4 (chair: Andy Harris)

Matchup Database Standards (MDB-TT; co-chairs: Igor Tomažić and Jean-François Piollé)

Cloud Clearing (chair: Chris Merchant)

HRSST Drifters for Satellite SST Validation (chair: Gary Corlett)


 Tasks Completed


GHRSST scientists, led by the Science Team Chair, prepared and presented a paper on “Observational needs of sea surface temperature” at OceanObs’19 (September 16-20, 2019) in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA.

O’Carroll, A.G., Armstrong, E.M., Beggs, H., Bouali, M., Casey, K.S., Corlett, G.K., Dash, P., Donlon, C., Gentemann, C.L., Høyer, J.L., Ignatov, A., Kabobah, K., Kachi, M., Kurihara, Y., Karagali, I., Maturi, E., Merchant, C.J., Marullo, S., Minnett, P., Pennybacker, M., Ramakrishnan, B., Ramsankaran, R.A.A.J., Santoleri, R., Sunder, S., Picart, S.S., Vázquez-Cuervo, J., & Wimmer, W. (2019). Observational needs of sea surface temperature. Frontiers in Marine Science, 6, doi: https://doi.org/10.3389/fmars.2019.00420.