The 9th Swarm Data Quality Workshop (SDQW) was hosted by the Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic, from 16 to 20 September 2019.
The Swarm DQW#9 was successful, with more than 130 EU and non-EU participants, 110 talks, 11 sessions and numerous discussions.
The workshop aimed to:
- Provide an overview of Swarm Mission Status and future plans
- Discuss Swarm data quality status, correction improvements (e.g. new ASM and VFM dB_Sun models) and evolutions
- Present progress in Swarm-based visualisation tools and data processing approaches from virtual research environment
- Discussion with the Swarm community on the future of the satellite constellation regarding the counter rotating orbit configuration in 2021
The Swarm DQW#9 was an occasion to discuss synergetic benefits obtained from other sensor systems through future cooperation with the ESA Science Directorate and partner agencies.
A dedicated session on Swarm / Chinese CSES mission synergies was organised for the second time to further structure future joint Cal-Val activities and scientific cooperation.
The Swarm DQW#9 has allowed to consolidate/update 40 recommendations from the SDQW#8 as well as to identify 23 new SDQW#9 recommendations.
These 63 DQW recommendations will be used to refine the roadmap for future Swarm product evolutions, services, ESA/DISC ITTs and science activities.
The 9th SDQW Summary Recommendation Report scope is mainly based on contributions from Swarm DQW#9 session chairs, it summarises the main points discussed during the workshop and compiles key user recommendations and feedback, which should be translated into future Swarm-based products and scientific activities.