Measuring the Oceans from Space

Professor Ian Robinson

TODAY – 12 January – Celebrating the career and achievements of Professor Ian S Robinson

This afternoon’s Retirement Celebration for Prof Ian Robinson can be watched via live streaming at:

Monday 12 January 2015,
National Oceanography Centre, Southampton


1330–1800 – Henry Charnock Lecture Theatre

1330–1340 – Welcome & Introduction (Bob Marsh and Neil Wells, UoS)
1340–1410 – Craig Donlon (European Space Agency): Ian’s career highlights

Session 1: Surface Temperature

1410–1430 – Peter Minnett (RSMAS, Miami): TBD
1430–1450 – David Llewellyn-Jones (Univ. of Leicester): ATSR work and skin effect
1450–1520 – Fred Wimmer  (UoS) & Dave Poulter (Pelamis Software): ex-student’s view

1520–1600 – tea/coffee break

Session 2: Altimetry, Ocean Colour and Synthetic Aperture Radar

1600–1620 – Simon Boxall (UoS): Ocean colour, radars & teaching with Ian
1620–1640 – Helen Snaith (NOC/BODC): Altimetry with Ian
1640–1700 – Paolo Cipollini (NOC) with Subrahmanyam Bulusu (U South Carolina), Katy Hill (WMO), Anna Sutcliffe (Lisbon): Ian’s work on propagating features
1700–1720 – Working with Ian: more views from colleagues and former students (Jim Aiken of PML, Mounir Lekouara of Aurora Technology, and others)
1720–1730 – Closing remarks (John Shepherd, UoS)

1730–1800 – Ian’s thoughts

1800–2030 – NOCS cafeteria

Wine reception, followed by buffet dinner – speeches, presentations