Next month marks the 10th anniversary of the SMOS mission, which was launched on 2 November 2009. To celebrate the occasion, ESA is organising a symposium "Earth Explorers for Climate - The contribution from SMOS" which will take place at the Eden Project in Cornwall, UK, from 18 to 20 March 2020.
The objective of the symposium is to look back on the contributions SMOS has made to science and research over the past 10 years, and also to look forward to the future and set the priorities for the next 10 years, particularly for climate research.
The full list of topics for the symposium are:
- Relevance of 10 years of SMOS data for climate research and international climate activities (Sustainable Development Goals, Space Climate Observatory, Global Climate Observing System, Intergovernmental Panel of Climate Change etc.)
- Contribution of SMOS to water cycle research
- Contribution of SMOS to carbon cycle research
- SMOS data product validation and uncertainty estimation
- Re-processing of measurements and generation of FCDRs and TCDRs
- SMOS as part of the ESA Climate Change Initiative (CCI)
- Synergies with current and future EO missions
The symposium is open to scientists and engineers interested in exploring the capabilities of 10 years of SMOS data, also in synergy with other space or ground based data sources, for climate applications.
Join us at the symposium to help us shape the next decade of SMOS. We hope to see you there.