Centre ERS d'Archivage et de Traitement, French Research Institute for Exploitation of the Sea, France
Data Center Description
The CERSAT (Centre ERS d'Archivage et de Traitement - French ERS Processing and Archiving Facility) is part of IFREMER (French Research Institute for Exploitation of the Sea. It was created in 1991 as a node of the ESA (European Space Agency) ground segment for the ERS-1 and ERS-2 Earth observation satellites, performing off-line processing of the ERS-1 and ERS-2 "low-bit rate" sensors. CERSAT has then evolved towards a multi-mission data centre for archiving, processing and validating data from space borne sensors (such as altimeters, scatterometers, radiometers, SAR,...).
It is intended for the oceanographic community, making available homogeneous time series of value-added data relevant to the sea surface state (wind fields, fluxes, waves or sea-ice).