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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Developing and upgrading the data processing algorithms in order to meet mission requirements and user needs.
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.
18 April 2019
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26 November 2018
The scope of this Swarm DQW#8 Report, mainly based on contributions from Swarm DQW#8 session chairs, is to summarise the main points discussed during the workshop and compile key user recommendations and feedback, which should be translated into future Swarm-based products and scientific activities.
13 November 2018
The SMOS Newsletter November 2018 has been published and it is accessible here