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The  Sensor Performance, Products and Algorithms (SPPA) is the element of the ESA Earth Observation ground segment responsible and performing the following activities:

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Algorithm Development

Developing and upgrading the data processing algorithms in order to meet mission requirements and user needs.

Cal/Val 

Calibrating the sensors (through the update of on-board and on-ground configuration data) in order to meet product quality requirements.

Validating the generated products assessing, by independent means, the  quality  of  the  generated EO data  products.

Routine Quality Control

Monitoring routinely the status of the  spacecraft  (payload  and  platform) and  to check if the derived products meet the quality requirements along mission life-time.

The activities related to the SPPA constitute a long and continuous process involving a number of various actors with different competencies and objectives.

 

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Dedicated special issue on SMOS in Remote Sensing of Environment (RSE): now published

18 May 2016

The dedicated special issue on SMOS: ‘ESA's Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity Mission - Achievements and Applications' in the Remote Sensing of Environment (RSE) journal volume 180 (2016)  is now available on Science Direct here.

 

Reprocessed SCIAMACHY Level 1b version 8 data

06 May 2016

ESA would like to inform SCIAMACHY data users that a new reprocessed Level 1b dataset (version 8) has been generated and is now available on the ESA centralised dissemination service (DissHarm). 

Reprocessed soil moisture and sea surface salinity data from SMOS are now available on the new ESA SMOS Online Dissemination service

04 March 2016

ESA would like to inform SMOS users that the reprocessed level 2 soil moisture and sea surface salinity data are now available  on the  new ESA SMOS Online Dissemination service accessible here.

Expert meeting on limb sounding - Programme online

19 February 2016

Expert meeting on limb sounding programme available at the following link.