Even though global surface temperature has been steadly increasing at a rate of ~0.2°C per decade in the past 30 years, high-resolution information on the spatial and temporal variability of this phenomenon over large geographical areas is almost absent.

A worldwide comparative assessment of the recent warming is urgently needed for coastal areas. These areas, although representing only a small fraction of the World's oceans, have a major role on global climate forcing, on geochemical cycles, marine ecology and biodiversity, fisheries and economics, to name just a few.

This project aims at quantifying and mapping changes in coastal sea surface temperature (SST) with unprecedented levels of spatial and temporal resolution, worldwide.

Click the sections above to learn more about the data sources and transformations, and about the people involved in this project. It is also possible to select, plot and download various data on coastal warming around the globe.