This page provides links to GHRSST project documents.

Please note that document explaining GHRSST Governance are provided in another section of the website.


Project documents

The Recommended GHRSST Data Specification (GDS)

The GDS provides a detailed technical specification for producing GHRSST L2, L3 and L4 products.

The version GDS 2.1, revision 0 has been published in August 2022 and is the latest version of the document.

DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.6984989



GDS Tables

The GDS tables are currently under revision. After revision, they will be uploaded to the following page:

GHRSST Strategy and Implementation Plan (GDIP)

Six main strategic themes of GHRSST result from the GHRSST Terms of References, i.e., from the necessity to maintain the data flow which GHRSST users rely on (Strategic Aim I), together with quality estimates (Strategic Aim II) as well as from the necessity to nurture the science (Strategic Aim III) which allows the users to make full use of the information. The interaction between operational, scientific and user communities is a crucial driver for progress, reflected in complimenting Strategic Aim IV (develop and maintain user interaction). Further, GHRSST strives for strengthening links with the international community (Strategic Aim V) and gives recommendations for the future (Strategic Aim VI).


GHRSST Climate Data Assessment Framework (CDAF)

Version: 1.0.5. Cite as: Merchant, Christopher, Mittaz, Jonathan, & Corlett, Gary. (2014). Climate Data Assessment Framework (GHRSST Document Reference CDR-TAG_CDAF v 1.0.5,  4 June 2014). Zenodo.

GHRSST R/G TS System Architecture (GSA)

Version: 1.1 of 15 March 2020.  Cite as: Piolle, Jean-Francois. (2020). GHRSST R/G TS System Architecture GSA. Zenodo.

Coral Heat Stress User SST Requirements

Version: 1.0 of 7 August 2020. Cite as: Skirving, William, Co-Chairs, & Task Team Members. (2020). Coral Heat Stress User SST Requirements (TT_CHS-D01-UReqV1). Science Team Meeting (2020) (STM2020). Zenodo.

More materials can be found on the page of the task team.

Annual reports of the GHRSST activities

Each year, the GHRSST project office published a report on the activities on the previous year. It provides a nice overview of what has been achieved with reference to records and documentation available in open access.