Since 2005, the CHAMP project has developed techniques and software for integrating data from observers (coral bleaching, disease, and health), autonomous monitoring stations (meteorology, sea salinity/temperature/depth, light, dissolved gases, ocean currents, particulates, fish populations), satellites (Sea Surface Temperature, winds, light, chlorophyll a), radar (weather, ocean surface currents), and numerical computer models (forecast models, reanalyses).

The CHAMP data integration efforts are part of the NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program's CREIOS initiative.

External (satellite, model, and reanalysis) products that are currently integrated for ecological forecasting by the CHAMP ICON project include:

 

SST and sub-surface sea temperature

External (satellite, model, and reanalysis) products that are currently integrated for ecological forecasting by the CHAMP ICON project include:

  1. USF - MODIS, AVHRR

    USF AVHRR SST

  2. Remote Sensing Systems - MISST (blended microwave-infrared)

    REMSS/MISST

 

Chlorophyll a and ocean color

  1. USF - MODIS

    USF MODIS chlorophyll

 

Photosynthetically Active Radiation (PAR) and insolation

  1. NOAA NESDIS - GOES

    NOAA NESDIS TOMS GSIP - satellite insolation

  2. NOAA NCEP reanalyses - North America, Global

 

Wind speed

  1. NOAA NESDIS Blended Sea Winds - TMI/AMSR-E

  2. Remote Sensing Systems - QuickSCAT (historical)

    REMSS QuickSCAT Wind

  3. NOAA NCEP reanalyses

 

Rain

  1. Remote Sensing Systems - TRMM

  2. NOAA NCEP reanalyses

    NCEP NARR Precipitation

 

Ocean currents

  1. NRL Global HYCOM Ocean Model (1/12°, coastal)

  2. U. Miami High-Frequency WERA surface currents

     

 

Salinity

  1. NRL Global HYCOM Ocean Model

    NRL HYCOM Salinity

 

Ocean surface gravity waves (wind waves, swell)

  1. NOAA NCEP WaveWatch III

    NOAA WaveWatch III model