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Author(s):Pascual, A.; Bouffard, J.; Escudier, R.; Ruiz, S.; Garau, B.; Martínez-Ledesma, M.; Vidal-Vijande, E.; Faugere, Y.; Larnicol, G.; Vizoso, G.; Tintore, J.;
Title:A Multi-sensor Approach Towards Coastal Ocean Processes Monitoring.
Book title:In Proceedings of OceanObs’09: Sustained Ocean Observations and Information for Society (Vol. 2), Venice, Italy, 21-25 September 2009, Hall, J., Harrison, D.E. & Stammer, D., Eds., ESA Publication WPP-306.

The coastal ocean is of crucial societal importance. A
quantitative understanding of the physical processes
impacting the coastal region is necessary to determine
how the sea level and current variability will affect
coastal systems. Dynamics along the continental slopes
are difficult to observe given the wide spectrum of
temporal and spatial variability of physical processes
which occur. Thus, studying such complex dynamics
requires the development of synergic approaches
through the combined use of modeling and observing
systems at several spatial/temporal sampling level
requirements. The objective of this work is to develop
coastal operational oceanography on the basis of
combined observing systems.