Remote sensing at NORDA



The U.S. Navy has a major interest in the application of remote sensing data, especially satellite data, to provide accurate synoptic views of oceanic parameters for real-time analyses. The Navy also has a growing need to use these data to initialize, to force, and to verify ocean variables expressed in the form of numerical model forecasts. The basic, exploratory, and advanced development research on the Navy's oceanographic applications of remotely sensed environmental data is done by the Remote Sensing Branch of the Ocean Sensing and prediction division at the Naval Ocean Research and Development Activity (NORDA).