Within their 5th Research Announcement of opportunity for the Global Change Observation Mission, JAXA have accepted an SST CCI proposal "SST Algorithms for AMSR-2 Intended for Use in long-term Climate Data Records". We look forward to this collaboration.
The collaborative agreement is being finalised. The objectives are:
To carry out development and testing of optimal estimation to generate SSTs from passive
microwave satellite instruments using optimal estimation retrievals.
2. To ensure that the optimal estimation of SSTs from the
microwave measurements is done in a way consistent with infrared methods.