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A New Perspective of the Ocean
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Acronym: ENVOC
Period: July 1999 till June 2002
Status: Completed
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  • Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht Centre for Materials and Coastal Research; Institute for Coastal Research, more, partner

Abstract
In 2000 the European Space Agency ESA will launch is most ambitious earth observation satellite ENVISAT. It will carry several instruments that provide new opportunities to measure oceanographic variables. These are the Advanced Synthetic Aperture Radar (ASAR), the Radar Altimeter (RA), the Medium Resolution Imaging Spectrometer (MERIS) and the Advanced Along-Track Scanning Radiometer (AATSR). Together, they represent the main measurement techniques of satellite oceanography, and complement each other in an ideal manner.

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