National Partners:
In the context of SMOS data processing (Level 2, Level 3 CATDS), we are strongly collaborating with the following national teams:
1. Centre d'Etude Spatiales de la BIOsphère (CESBIO)
The principal investigator of the SMOS mission is Yann Kerr Head of the CESBIO. We closely collaborate with his team on SMOS data processing from level 1 to 3 & 4 (CATDS).
Director of CESBIO, Principal Investigator on the SMOS project
18, avenue Edouard Belin, 31401 Toulouse Cedex 9, France
Phone              (+33)  5 61 55 85 22
Fax                   (+33)  5 61 55 85 00

2. Laboratoire d'océanographie et du Climat:Expérimentation et Approches Numétriques

In the context of SMOS mission, we work closely with the teams of Dr Jacqueline Boutin and Dr Gilles Reverdin. Jaqueline is responsible for one of the three ESA SMOS Level 2 Expert Support Laboratory and she is member of the CATDS scientific pilot group.
Gilles brings his oceanographer expertise for SSS in situ data analysis. In particular, LOCEAN contributes to the GLOSCAL project by deploying numerous surface drifters and provide the community with their qualified data for the cal/val activities of SMOS.  As well, IPSL as organised the french SMOS cal/val campaign flights CAROLS.

As well, we started to exchange with Jerôme Vialard who is specialist in Air-sea interactions in the tropical oceans, with emphasis on the Indian Ocean.

 Jacqueline  BOUTIN
UPMC - Tour 45-55-5eme etage
Case 100
4, place Jussieu
75252 PARIS Cedex 05 - FRANCE
Tel: 33 (0)1 44 27 47 65 -
Fax: 33 (0)1 44 27 38 05


LOCEAN, Univ. Paris VI, boite 100,   4, place Jussieu, 75252 Paris Cx 05, France
  tel: 33-1-44-27-23-42 ; fax: 33-1-44-27-38-05


 3. Laboratoire d'Etude en Géophysique et Océanographie Spatiale (LEGOS)

Dr Thierry Delcroix is in charge of an "SSS Observation Service" that aims at collecting, validating, archiving and distributing in situ SSS measurements derived from Voluntary Observing Ship programs. He  is a specialist of SSS in the Tropical Pacific, participate to the GLOSCAL project and is also member of the CATDS scientific pilot group.  The SSS Observation Service has an "Observatoire de Recherche en Environnement" (ORE) label. It also represents the French contribution to the international Global Ocean Surface Underway Data (GOSUD) program. As well, we have collaborations with Fabien Durand, in particular with respect SSS in the Indian Ocean and the Bengale bay.

Directeur de Recherche, IRD
Mailing address : LEGOS, 14 Avenue Edouard Belin, 31400 Toulouse, France
Tel: 00-33 -5-61-33-30-01 - Fax: 00-33-5-61-25-32-05
E-mail: Thierry.Delcroix @

4. Laboratoire Atmosphères, Milieux, Observations Spatiales (LATMOS)

We collaborate with LATMOS (Laboratoire Atmosphères, Milieux, Observations Spatiales)  laboratory (Danièle Hauser & G. Caudal) for the CAL/VAL of SMOS  and the developement of electromagnetic models for L-band sea surface emissivity. In particular, LATMOS is in charge of the CAROLS  (Cooperative airborne radiometer for ocean and land studies) campaigns, one of  the french ocean cal/val activity for SMOS.

 Danièle HAUSER
01 80 28 50 23
daniele.hauser@upmc.frAdresse physique
11 Boulevard d'Alembert
78280 Guyancourt
Tour 45-46,3e-4e étage
4, Place Jussieu
75005 Paris

5. Laboratoire de Physique des Océans (LPO/IFREMER)

Providing reliable in situ surface temperature and salinity data over the world ocean within short delays is critical for the calibration and validation of SMOS. In situ data are used to set quality flags of the satellite data and they are needed to improve the algorithms and monitor potential sensor errors. The SMOS calval project GLOSCAL contributes to the in-situ array and produces global validated datasets and gridded fields of sea surface salinity and temperature.
Fabienne Gaillard with the collaboration from  Emilie Brion is in charge of the GLOSCAL project.

Tél : 02 98 22 42 88  (N°  interne : 4288)
Fax : 02 98 22 44 96
E-mail :

Internationnal Partners:

6. Institut de Cièncias del Mar/ Barcelona Expertise Center (ICM/CSIC-BEC)

Jordi Font is co-PI of SMOS mission and head of the Barcelona Expertise Center, Expert support Lab on SMOS level 2 and host the CP3/4, the spanish Level 3 & 4 ground segment.

Jordi FONT                                          Institut de Ciencies del Mar
Email:                            CMIMA - CSIC                              Dept. Physical Oceanography
Tel: +34 93 230 95 12/00                            Passeig Maritim, 37-49
Fax: +34 93 230 95 55                               08003 Barcelona


Adriano Camps is a specialist of interferometry and radiometry, he actively participated to SMOs mission preparation and his team contributes to the BEC.

Adriano J. CAMPS Carmona
Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya

Signal Theory and Communications Department
Campus Nord UPC

C/Jordi Girona, 1-3
08034 Barcelona (Spain)
Phone1: (+34) 934054153
Phone2: (+34)
Fax: (+34) 934017232

 8. Coastal Ocean Observing Center at the University of New Hampshire (UNH)

Doug VANDEMARK and Joe Salisbury

University of New Hampshire
Coastal Ocean Observing Center
161 Morse Hall
8 College Road
Durham, NH 03824

9. Nansen Environmental and Remote Sensing Center

Department: Mohn-Sverdrup Center for Global Ocean Studies and Operational Oceanography
Position: Deputy Director
Phone: +47 5520 5836
Fax: +47 5520 5801

10. University of Cape Town

Dr. Mathieu Rouault
Dept. of Oceanography
University of Cape Town
Private Bag X3
Rondebosch, 7701
South Africa
Phone: +27 (0)21 650 3607
Fax: +27 (0)21 650 3979