Multi-sensor Improved Sea Surface Temperature Research Team Wins NOPP Excellence in Partnering Award

The National Oceanographic Partnership Program (NOPP) presented the Excellence in Partnering award to the Multi-sensor Improved Sea Surface Temperature (MISST) for the Global Ocean Data Assimilation Experiment (GODAE) project.

The award was presented by Dr. Eric Lindstrom of NASA to Dr. Chelle Gentemann of Remote Sensing Systems, the lead researcher for the project.  During the past 5 years, Dr. Gentemann and Remote Sensing Systems have partnered with 23 researchers from academic institutions and federal agencies to produce improved, high-resolution, global, near-real-time, sea surface temperature analyses.  The impacts of these improved sea surface temperatures have been demonstrated on operational ocean models, weather prediction and tropical cyclone intensity forecasting.

This project provides a direct U.S. contribution to the GODAE, through the GODAE High-Resolution Sea Surface Temperature Pilot Project.  MISST also provides critical data to the National Hurricane Center, the US Navy and NOAA.

Congratulations Dr. Gentemann, Remote Sensing Systems, and all of the MISST partners for this prestigious honor!