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Learn about the ground-based, ship-borne, balloon-borne, and airborne campaigns and small satellite field experiments that validate orbiting ESA EO satellites and support future mission development.
In this project an Airborne Wind Vector Scatterometer (AWVS) system was designed and built for measurements of sea surface backscattering from an aircraft.
The main objective of this AROMAT-I campaign was to test newly developed airborne sensors and to evaluate their capabilities as validation tools for future air quality space borne sensors, in particular TROPOMI.
This campaign covers the fields of atmospheric composition: NO2, SO2, aerosols, over Romania (Bucharest and Turceni) and Germany (Berlin).
The BACCHUS-DOC Radar and Optical Campaign was an area mapping project of vineyards near Frascati (Italy). ESA required high resolution geo-referenced airborne SAR data of different wavelength and polarisation (preferably polarimetric).
The C‐MAPExp campaign was planned and executed to support the demonstration of CarbonSat capabilities.
The objective of the CEFLES2 campaigns was to provide key reference data and background knowledge for the preparatory phases of the Sentinel‐2 and FLEX missions.
The ESA CHARADMExp campaign focuses on marine and marine-dust aerosol mixture characterisation.
CIMREx airborne campaign aimed to sample the sea ice microwave emissions from various sea ice regimes around Svalbard and Greenland.
CLARE 2000: Cloud Lidar and Radar Experiments were to provide an extended data base and develop new analysis methods.
The COMEX campaign supports the mission definition of CarbonSat and HyspIRI by providing representative airborne remote sensing data ‐ MAMAP for CarbonSat.
CoSMOS 2005, 2007, 2008, 2010
The Campaign for Validating the Operation of SMOS (coSMOS) was designed to acquire SMOS-like data so that the algorithms were fine-tuned and properly validated before the launch of SMOS mission in 2007.
ESA conducted an airborne campaign to map sea surface salinity named "CoSMOS-OS" that took place in April 2006 over the Norway Sea off the coast of Stavenger.
The CryoVEx (CryoSat Validation EXperiment) 2003 campaign was a first comprehensive Arctic Ocean airborne and surface campaign, in support of the ESA satellite CryoSat, planned for launch late 2004.
CryoVex 2004 was the second combined airborne and surface campaign for the preparation of the CryoSat mission, after successful completion of CryoVex 2003 by DTU.
CryoVEx 2005 was the third combined airborne and surface campaign for the preparation of the CryoSat mission. It followed the 2004 campaign, which first utilised the new ASIRAS radar.
CryoSat Validation Experiment (CryoVEx) 2006 was carried out between 18 April and 18 May 2006 in the Arctic.
Following the successful 2004, 2005 and 2006 campaigns, the CryoVEx2007 campaign took place in Svalbard from 15 to 25 April 2007.
The ESA CryoSat Validation Experiment, CryoVEx 2008 was carried out in April and May 2008.
CryoVEx 2010 was the first CryoSat post-launch campaign to take place. It was set up as a test campaign for the upgraded ASIRAS system.
The aims of the CryoSat Validation Experiment (CryoVEx) 2011 was to study the snow and ice characteristics of Arctic sea ice and its snow cover.