The second AMT4SentinelFRM voyage set sail on 23 September 2017. Mobilisation for the cruise started at the beginning of August with new equipment being manufactured to improve on last year’s operations and measurements. Gavin Tilstone and Francesco Nencioli from PML were running the optical instruments for the validation of Sentinel ocean colour, Werenfrid Wimmer from UoS was running the Infrared radiometers and Peter Sutherland from IFREMER joined the ship in port to install the c-band radar system that characterises wave properties that were detected by the Copernicus Sentinel-1 satellite.
In 2017 they had also been joined by Quinten Van Hellemont from the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences and Krista Alikas from the Tartu Observatory, Estonia who, together with the PML optics team, were comparing long-track and on-station above water radiometric measurements using different sensors.
More information and also interesting insights to the everyday life of scientists on the sea you will find in following blog posts that they made during the trip.
22.09.2017 AMT4SENTINELFRM: THE SECOND VOYAGE
05.10.2017 AMT4SENTINELFRM: LIFE ON THE EDGE
09.10.2017 AMT4SENTINELFRM: A DAY IN THE LIFE OF AN OCEAN-GOING SCIENTIST
16.10.2017 AMT4SENTINELFRM: LAUNCHING BALLOONS
24.10.2017 AMT4SENTINELFRM: COMPARING MEASUREMENTS WITH MEASUREMENTS
01.11.2017 AMT4SENTINELFRM: EXPANDING OCEAN DESERTS
03.11.2017 AMT4SENTINELFRM: HOLD ON TO YOUR HATS!