Monday 2nd June 2014 –
Friday 6th June 2014


University of Cape Town, South Africa


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The meeting was hosted by the University of Cape Town and the South Africa National Space Agency (SANSA), and sponsored by ESA and EUMETSAT.



Plenary Session I: Introductions

Plenary Session II: Review of activities

Plenary Session III: SST in African waters

Plenary Session IV: Diurnal variability

Plenary Session V: L4 analyses

Plenary Session VI: Impact of clouds on SST retrievals

Plenary Session VII: New data streams

Plenary Session VIII: Climate Data Records



-ABoM SSES, Chris Griffin, Helen Beggs https://zenodo.org/record/5617750#.YaTzCdCZOHs

-NOAA/STAR SSES, Boris Petrenko, https://zenodo.org/record/5607609#.YaTrW9CZOHs

-NAVOCEANO SSES, Jean-Francois Cayula

-MODIS/VIIRS SSES Hypercube, Peter Minnett, https://zenodo.org/record/5617781#.YaTznNCZOHs

-Sensor Specific Error Statistics for Metop/IASI, Anne O’Carroll, https://zenodo.org/record/5617787#.YaTyPdCZOHs

-OSI-SAF SSES, Pierre LeBorgne, https://zenodo.org/record/5617769#.YaTzZdCZOHs

  • In Situ Data for Validation:

-Fiducial Reference Measurements for Thermal Infrared Satellite Validation (FRM4-CEOS) – Craig Donlon, https://zenodo.org/record/5617367#.YaTyE9CZOHs

-Shipborne Radiometer data format and common repository – Tim Nightingale




  • Lessons learned from the GHRSST Ocean Science Booth and recommendations, Gary Corlett https://zenodo.org/record/5608667#.YaTqgdCZOHs
  • Review of AUS-TAG Strategic Plan – overview of activities and users’ statistics & future plans, Jorge Vazquez and Prasanjit Dash
  • Validation of a hybrid coordinate ocean model (HYCOM) on the Agulhas Bank shelf south of Africa using GHRSST MUR and 1km MODIS data (Christo Whittle and Bjorn Backeberg et al. https://zenodo.org/record/5607654#.YaTq2dCZOHs
  • What products to use? – A VIIRS case study: NAVO vs. ACSPO, Prasanjit Dash and Alex Ignatov
  • Which in situ products are available to use? – A technical overview of iQuam data, Alex Ignatov
  • Which in situ products are available to use? – An overview of shipboard radiometers, Peter Minnett, https://zenodo.org/record/5608673#.YaTvmtCZOHs


  • Latest report on high latitude work at CMS, Pierre LeBorgne
  • VIIRS algorithm performance at high latitudes, Sasha Ignatov
  • Temporal Sea ice Cover in the Baltic Sea, Martin Lange
  • Sea ICE GMPE – Definitions and development, Steinar Eastwood
  • Follow up actions and developments from the Earthtemp meeting in Exeter, Jacob Høyer)


  • Results from trials of the CDAF, Chris Merchant
  • Review of Status Report on International Reprocessing Efforts, Jon Mittaz
  • Updates on CORE-CLIMAX and Maturity Matrices, Chris Merchant
  • FIDUCEO, a proposal to EU H2020, Jon Mittaz, https://zenodo.org/record/5608733#.YaTxQdCZOHs
  • Discussion: funding GHRSST climate activities, Chris Merchant
  • CDR-TAG Chair/Vice Chair succession , Chris Merchant



Additional Materials

Closing Session

Report from Advisory Council, ,Anne O’Carroll, https://zenodo.org/record/5607646#.YaTx7tCZOHs ,

Summary of breakout groups