Two years after the first workshop, as the Gravity Field and Steady-state
(GOCE) mission is nearing its launch, the European Space Agency (ESA) is
organising its second International GOCE User Workshop, which will be held
at ESA-ESRIN Frascati Italy on 8, 9 and 10 March 2004.
This workshop will provide a forum for presenting progress on the development
Information will also be provided on the current technical and programmatic
status of the GOCE Project.
Satellite and its payload
Ground Segment up to level 1
Level 1-2 Data Processing
Level 3 Data Product developments
GOCE Data Exploitation preparations
GOCE National and EC project Activities
The Workshop is open to all scientists with an interest in
exploiting GOCE gravity data products. Preparations are underway
in the international scientific community for exploitation of GOCE gravity
data along with other geodetic and oceanographic data sources. Resulting
high-precision geoid data are expected to have an impact in Oceanography,
Solid-Earth Physics, Geodesy, Glaciology and Climate change research. The
goal of the GOCE mission is to deliver a high-precision and high resolution
global gravity field model, as well as global gridded geoid heights and
gravity anomalies to the scientific community. ESA is presently coordinating
efforts to produce validated high-resolution gravity and geoid models.
Various groups and consortia throughout Europe have also expressed an interest
in development of either level 2 or 3 products, and in pursuing GOCE-related
research. In particular, this workshop will focus on the oceanographic
applications, such as absolute dynamic topography, of the GOCE data in
conjunction with other space-borne data, such as radar altimetry, and in-situ
data and models. Oceanographers are encouraged to submit papers on the
envisaged use of GOCE data, Contributions to the processing and validation
of the GOCE data is also encouraged. This workshop provides an opportunity
to publicise these higher level data processing and geophysical validation
plans, as well as to coordinate such activities.