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Deadline approaching - Satellite Altimetry Cal/Val Workshop

26 January 2018

The call for abstracts is open for the  "International Review Workshop On Satellite Altimetry Cal/Val Activities and Applications".  This International Review is to be held in Chania, Crete, Greece, from 23 to 26 April 2018 and is sponsored by the European Space Agency, EUMETSAT and the IAG/IUGG Commission 2.

The abstract submission deadline is 31 January 2018

The aim is to present the latest research results in the field of satellite altimetry calibration and altimetry applications for monitoring ocean changes and for improving Earth observation in an objective, continuous, homogeneous and reliable manner, free of errors and biases, and tied from one altimetry mission to the next.

The intention is to support long-term monitoring of climate changes by understanding better environmental changes on the world's oceans, terrestrial surface waters, but also on Arctic and Antarctic polar regions. The final outcome is to establish and promote a scientific roadmap with procedures, protocols, guidelines, and best practices in an open and transparent way to be followed by any international group working on satellite altimetry to attain SI traceability of their measurements, results and data products.

Further information and updates are available on the event website.


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