SAIL project


SAIL (Space-Atmosphere-Ocean Interactions in the marine boundary Layer) aims to improve the scientific understanding of the marine boundary layer by means of an unique monitoring campaign on board the ship-rigged sailing ship NRP Sagres during its 2020 circumnavigation expedition. The campaign enabled the measurement of the atmospheric electric field over Atlantic Ocean, and to study space-driven interactions via the detailed monitoring of GNSS signals, cosmic radiation, environmental radioactivity and atmospheric ionization. The atmospheric measurements were complemented by the collection of biological indicators of ocean's health, and underwater monitoring of the ocean state (temperature, conductivity, dissolved oxygen, pH, spectral radiance) for a detailed study of ocean-atmosphere fluxes and surface-atmosphere interactions.





Barbosa S, Camilo A, Dias N, Amaral, G, Ferreira A, Almeida C, 2023. SAILing to research Earth's climate. []

Barbosa S, Dias N, Almeida C, Silva G, Ferreira A, Camilo A, Silva E, 2023. Precipitation-driven gamma radiation enhancement over the Atlantic Ocean. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 128, e2022JD037570. [].

Barbosa, S., Dias, N., Almeida, C., Amaral, G., Ferreira, A., Lima, L., Silva, I., Martins, A., Almeida, J., Camilo, M. and Silva, E., 2022, February. An holistic monitoring system for measurement of the atmospheric electric field over the ocean–the SAIL campaign. In OCEANS 2022-Chennai (pp. 1-5). IEEE. [].

Barbosa, Susana, & Karimova, Yulia. (2021). SAIL Data Management Plan. Zenodo. []

Zenodo's SAIL community []