The ECCO Consortium is comprised of an international group of scientists across several institutions. Our goal is to make the best possible estimates of ocean circulation and climate. Our state estimates are multi-platform, multi-instrument synthesis products that integrate ocean and ice observations and models.

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Responsible for production of ECCO's central multi-decadal state estimate. Also developing estimation systems for ocean-ice interaction and global eddy-resolving models for ECCO's next generation estimate.

Ian Fenty
Ichiro Fukumori
Tong (Tony) Lee
Dimitris Menemenlis
Ou Wang
Hong Zhang

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Responsible for MITgcm, the ocean general circulation model employed in all ECCO products.

Jean-Michel Campin
Gael Forget
Chris Hill
Diana Spiegel
Carl Wunsch

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University of Texas, Austin logo

Responsible for ECCO adjoint model infrastructure. Also leading development of ocean-ice sheet parameterization and high-resolution estimation.

Patrick Heimbach
An T. Nguyen
Helen Pillar
David Trossman
Nora Loose
Tim Smith
Ivana Escobar Casterlin

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Responsible for development of new data sets and physics packages for the ECCO estimates. Also involved in assessing data and solution uncertainties and developing diagnostic tools for scientific analyses.

Mengnan Zhao
Qiang Sun
Rui M. Ponte

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UC, San Diego logo

Leads development of regional high resolution estimation systems, including biogeochemistry (Southern Ocean [SOSE], California Current System, Equatorial Pacific, Gulf of Mexico).

Bruce Cornuelle
Ganesh Gopalakrishnan
Matt Mazloff
Heriberto Vazquez Peralta
Ariane Verdy

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San José State University logo

Leads development of the global-ocean ECCO-Darwin biogeochemistry model.

Dustin Carroll

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University of Hamburg, Germany logo

Leads development of 50+ year global ocean state estimation for studying longer-term climate variability and change [GECCO].

Chevaly Albert Fernandez
Armin Köhl
Goukun Lyu
Yulia Polkova
Nuno Serra
Detlef Stammer

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