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.
Workshop - Uncertainties in Remote Sensing
29 September 2017
The Uncertainties in Remote Sensing workshop is scheduled to be held at ESA's centre for Earth Observation (ESRIN) in Frascati, Italy, on 24 and 25 October 2017.
Those wishing to attend the workshop are kindly requested to register by 16 October 2017.
The objectives of this workshop are to:
- Make a status on the 'state of the art' in Uncertainties in Remote Sensing
- Present the theory of uncertainties in remote sensing
- Discuss the meaning and the differences among different methodologies
- Illustrate with current examples and discuss the limitations and the evolution
- Discuss the validation of uncertainties
- Get recommendations and discuss a roadmap for implementation in the "operational" missions