C-RAID improve the access to historical drifter data: Copernicus Reprocessing of Argos and Iridium Drifters (C-RAID)
|Author(s)||Zunino Rodriguez Patricia3, Rannou Jean Philippe3, Poli Paul2, Blanc Frédérique4, Carval Thierry1, Billon Christophe2|
|Affiliation(s)||1 : Ifremer
2 : Meteo-France
3 : Altran
4 : CLS
C-RAID project is a global reprocessing of drifting buoys data and metadata.
The C-RAID dataset contains the metadata of 22,317 drifting buoys, deployed between 1979 and 2018.
Context: The WMO DBCP Drifting Buoys GDAC (Ifremer, Meteo-France and DFO-Canada ) is dedicated to improved quality control and delivery of drifting buoy of “climate quality” data for the Marine Climate Data System (MCDS).
Goal: clean-up an entire data archive for the past buoys deployed & reprocess the argos data & improve argos position quality (reprocessed with Kalman filter)
Lead: The C-RAID project is funded by Copernicus through a contract with the European Environment Agency. Contract # EEA/IDM/15/026/LOT1 (For Services supporting the European Environment Agency’s (EEA) implementation of cross-cutting activities for coordination of the in-situ component of the Copernicus Programme Services).
Stakeholders: DB-GDAC, Météo-France, EUMETNET (with its E-SURFMAR program), but also builds on NOAA AOML and JCOMMOPS expertise
Challenge: reprocess/recover 22,000 years of data and make them accessible
For whom? Copernicus Climate Change Service, Copernicus Marine Environment Monitoring Service, iQuam, ICOADS, GHRSST, ISPD, and ICDC.
C-RAID phase 1 deliverables
What do we mean by “Improved drifting buoy data record”: