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MeteoFrance, Toulouse, France
28-30 March 2017



ESA is currently implementing the Doppler Wind Lidar mission 'ADM-Aeolus' as part of its Living Planet Programme. The mission is a demonstrator for future operational missions, providing vertical profiles of the tropospheric and lower stratospheric wind field for the improvement of numerical weather prediction and atmospheric research. Through ADM-Aeolus, the tropospheric and lower stratospheric circulation will be better determined. The largest improvement is expected in the tropics, over the oceans and in polar areas, where the atmosphere is currently not well sampled on small scales. In addition, ADM-Aeolus will provide valuable profile information of aerosol and cloud layer optical properties. Further information about the mission is available HERE. During this workshop, co-organised by ESA and MeteoFrance and supported by CNES, the organization and readiness of the ADM-Aeolus CAL/VAL activities and teams will be detailed and exercised. These activities will be instrumental to the mission calibration and validation in-flight, and are launched to ensure and demonstrate that ADM-Aeolus will meet its mission requirements.

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The workshop objective is to prepare the Aeolus CAL/VAL activities and teams for the Aeolus launch in late 2017. The Aeolus CAL/VAL organization and planning will be further detailed, and the CAL/VAL teams will be asked to exercise and review the reception, reading and processing of Aeolus test data and other Aeolus CAL/VAL tools offered by ESA.


  • Welcome and Introduction
  • Aeolus Mission (presentations of mission and mission science)
  • Presentation and review of ESA CAL/VAL strategy, plans, services and tools
  • Aeolus CAL/VAL rehearsal review - evaluation of Aeolus data ordering, reading and interpretation (2-4 weeks before the workshop)
  • Presentations of the Aeolus CAL/VAL proposals (short oral presentations and posters)
  • Update on the CAL/VAL activity planning and coordination including;
  • Review of CAL/VAL requirements and how they are covered by the various proposals, ESA, and industry
  • Potential gaps
  • Establishing of common CAL/VAL procedures
  • CAL/VAL activity coordination
  • Panel discussions
  • Update of the CAL/VAL schedule and next steps
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Programme and presentations are available here.

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Posters are available here
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  • Preliminary Programme: December 1st 2016 
  • Final Programme: at Conference 
  • Registration Deadline: 15 March 2017
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Abstract Book available here

Author instructions are available here

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Registration Deadline was 15 March 2017

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Venue and accommodation information are available here
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  Organisation committee

J. v. Bismarck, ESA/ESRIN


F. De Bruin, ESA/ESTEC


F. Buscaglione, ESA/ESRIN


T. Kanitz, ESA/ESTEC


W. Lengert, ESA/ESRIN


I. Di Lodovico, ESA/ESRIN


D. Schuettemeyer, ESA/ESTEC


A. G. Straume, ESA/ESTEC