CALYPSO features at GHFRN meeting

GHFRN news item

Represented by the Physical Oceanography Research Group, Malta was one of the nine countries within the Group on Earth Observations (GEO) that contributed to the Fourth Meeting of the Global High Frequency Radar Network (GHFRN), held in Crete, Greece, 22–23 September 2015. Presently, GEO includes 35 countries that operate HF radar networks, which produce hourly maps of ocean surface currents within 200 kilometers of a coastline. The technology is becoming a standard component for ocean observing systems—approximately 400 radar systems are in place around the world—but only 2% of the world’s coastline is measured with this technology.

The presentation on surface current measurements in the Malta Channel for oil spill response, by the CALYPSO project partners, was one of the key presentations of the meeting.