The CERSAT/Laboratory of Oceanography from Space is strongly focused on the usage of spaceborne instruments to retrieve and measure geophysical properties of the ocean from satellite. In that context, we have been involved in numerous missions, sometimes as a user of complementary observations but in many cases as an expert laboratory, a contributor to the data quality assessment and validation, or a dedicated data processing and dissemination center. This section provides an overview of the various missions we have been involved in to some degree.


The ERS Program (European Remote Sensing satellite system) of the European Space Agency.

Ocean Satellites missions

An overview of the main missions which have paved the way of this 30 years adventure we have contributed to, until the anticipated future missions on which we are already working.


CFOSAT is a French-Chinese mission embedding two wave and wind measuring instruments.


The objective of the SMOS mission is to provide Soil Moisture (SM) and Ocean Salinity (OS) maps.