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Felyx Project

The felyx project is aiming to provide the satellite Earth observation user community with a software solution for monitoring data streams. Felyx will be based on flexible, customisable, and reusable software tools.  These tools can be used, for example to monitor the quality and performance of Earth Observation data streams, or to analyse multisource (satellite, in situ and model) data.  The analysis and monitoring is based on static (stationary) or dynamic (moving) targets which are extracted from near-real time data streams or large historical data collections.  The Felyx project draws on previous work carried out in several projects, such as the High-Resolution Diagnostic Dataset Systems (HR-DDS) developed in the GHRSST, GlobColour and GlobWave projects. Felyx is an 18 month project funded by the European Space Agency.

To achieve this, The felyx project will :

  1. Build a comprehensive baseline requirements document synthesising information from the user community, from past experiences, current activities, and taking into account possible future requirements.
  2. Implement and operate a prototype system consisting of three demonstrations:  sea surface temperature, ocean colour and ocean waves

For more details on the services available within felyx, see the concept and features sections.

The consortium developing felyx is led by Jean-François Piollé from the Institut Français de Recherche pour l'Exploitation de la Mer (IFREMER). The partners are the Plymouth Marine Laboratory PML) and Pelamis Scientific Software Ltd. This consortium includes experts in satellite ocean data management, the analysis, calibration and validation of EO data, and the synergistic use of satellite, model and in situ data:

  • IFREMER (France) and PML (UK) are both internationally renowned for their abilities to handle, manage and process large volumes of EO data and their involvement in EO calibration and validation activities.
  • Pelamis Scientific Software (UK) is a company that specialises in developing software for ocean data analysis. Pelamis has considerable previous experience with developing HR-DDS systems.

The project has invited key potential users to form a User Reference Group whose task is to provide feedback on the project.

The results of the project and feedback are communicated to a number of user communities including GHRSST and the International Ocean Colour Coordinating Group (IOCCG).

We are very much looking forward to working with you to ensure Felyx meets the needs of its user community. Please do not hesitate to contact us (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) should you wish to ask any questions or offer any ideas and feedback.