Data Rescue

Millions of weather observations taken over a century ago are not available to climate scientists as they only exist as hand-written measurements in various logbooks stored in archives around the world.

GloSAT will use a 'citizen science' approach to recover some of these observations and make them usable, with a focus on measurements taken on board ships travelling through the Atlantic, Indian and Pacific ocean basins.

This volunteer approach has been used successfully in the past by the WeatherRescue.org project, along with others such as Southern Weather Discovery.