Observing oceans from above

Dr. Steefan Contractor

A lot happens on the ocean surface

  • Interaction with the atmosphere
    • air sea heat fluxes
  • Interaction with the biosphere
    • confluence of birds, fish and mammals
  • Fisheries, transport, tourism and other commercial activities
  • Political and Defence related activities

Sea Ice

Sea Ice

Detecting sea ice from space

UK-Aus Space bridge Grant

Global Navigation Satellite System - Reflectometry

GNSS-R Features

Phase Noise
Excess Phase Noise

water/ice and ice type classification

Thank you