Welcome to the International Coastal Altimetry Community
In the last few years, considerable research has been carried out into extending the capabilities of current and future altimeters as close as possible to the coast, with the ultimate aim to integrate the altimeter-derived measurements of sea level, wind speed and significant wave height into coastal ocean observing systems. At the same time the major Space Agencies have recognized the importance of coastal altimetry and are sustaining coastal altimetry research through dedicated projects. This new coastal altimetry community, inherently interdisciplinary, has already had five well-attended international workshops (see below and http://www.coastalaltimetry.org), and has produced a book on the subject, plus a Community White Paper for the OceanObs'09 conference.
Our mailing list: COASTALT-SWT
The Coastal Altimetry Science Working Team (COASTALT-SWT) is an informal grouping of scientists around a mailing list [coastalt-swt] for quick and efficient exchange of information, results and news on Coastal Altimetry.
The list is hosted on the NOCS server and has more than 200 international contacts. It is the most effective way of reaching out to the coastal altimetry community.
COASTALT-SWT reports informally to the Ocean Surface Topography Science Team, which we see a bit like our 'parent' group. Please contact Paolo Cipollini or Stefano Vignudelli if you are interested in joining the mailing list or posting an item.