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IDEAS+ Cal/Val Workshop#6

11-Oct - 11-Oct 2018

PMOD/WRC, Davos Dorf, Switzerland

The IDEAS+ (Instrument Data quality Evaluation and Analysis Service) consortium is responsible, on behalf of ESA SPPA section, for ensuring the best data quality of ESA operational EO missions, this includes a wide range of activities, spanning from the Routine Quality Control to the Algorithm Development and Cal/Val (Calibration/Validation). In the frame of the IDEAS+ consortium, the Task 3-Cal/Val team is where innovative ideas are promoted and incubated with the goal of further improving algorithm specifications, calibration and validation protocols, data quality assessment procedures. Regular Workshops are held every 9-12 months with the whole IDEAS+ Task3-Cal/Val team in order to review the status of current activities, foster synergies among the various groups and agree on the planning for the future.

After the successful ESRIN's Workshop (#5), held during 12 - 13 December 2017, the sixth IDEAS+ Cal/Val Workshop was held during 11-12 October 2018 in the World Radiation Center, part of the Physikalisch-Meteorologisches Observatorium in Davos (PMOD/WRC).



The main objectives of the workshop were:

  • To review the status and achievements of IDEAS+ Cal/Val projects at the end of Phase 2 and to present and discuss the plan for Phase 3;
  • To look for synergies across different Cal/Val activities;

  • To foster new ideas and explore potential evolutions;

  • To formulate recommendations for improvements on Cal/Val protocols/methodologies, validation data analysis and associated algorithm baseline evolution.



The Workshop Proceedings and Recommendations are available here 



The Workshop was hosted in PMOD/WRC facilities. 



Organisation committee
Philippe Goryl (ESA)
Angelika Dehn (ESA)
Julian Grobner (PMOD/WRC)
Fabrizio Niro (Serco)