Minimize IDEAS+ Cal/Val Workshop#7
Minimize Background


The IDEAS+ (Instrument Data quality Evaluation and Analysis Service) consortium is responsible, on behalf of ESA SPPA section, for ensuring the best data quality of ESA operational EO missions, this includes a wide range of activities, spanning from the Routine Quality Control to the Algorithm Development and Cal/Val (Calibration/Validation). In the frame of the IDEAS+ consortium, the Task 3-Cal/Val team is where innovative ideas are promoted and incubated with the goal of further improving algorithm specifications, calibration and validation protocols, data quality assessment procedures. Regular Workshops are held every 9 months with the whole IDEAS+ Task3-Cal/Val team in order to review the status of current activities, foster synergies among the various groups and agree on the planning for the future.

The 7th IDEAS+ Cal/Val Workshop is scheduled during 4 – 5 June 2019 (two full days) and it will be hosted in the Wageningen University and Research (WUR) in The Netherlands.

Minimize Objectives

The main objectives of the workshop are:

  • To review the status and achievements of IDEAS+ Cal/Val projects and to discuss the potential evolution activities;
  • To encourage synergies across different Cal/Val activities;
  • To foster new ideas and explore potential evolutions;
  • To formulate recommendations for improvements on Cal/Val protocols/methodologies, validation data analysis and associated algorithm baseline evolution
Minimize Expected Outcome

The main outcome of the Workshop will be a set of recommendations on how to refine/improve current ESA SPPA Cal/Val strategy.

Minimize Programme
The Workshop Programme can be found here
Minimize Venue

General information and Meeting logistics can be found here.

Minimize Organisation
  Organisation committee  
  Philippe Goryl (ESA)  
  Fabrizio Niro (Serco)  
  Martin Herold (WUR)  
  Benjamin Brede (WUR)  


Minimize Contact Information

Dr. Fabrizio Niro (