Sentinel-6: Webinars this week


Ahead of the launch of Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich, EUMETSAT is involved in a series of live webinars about sea-level rise monitoring from space.

Last Updated

05 November 2020

Published on

02 November 2020

EUMETSAT is taking part in a series of webinars this week about Sentinel-6 and sea level rise monitoring from space, and the contribution this makes to our understanding of global climate change and the weather.

Learn more about why the Copernicus Sentinel-6 mission is essential for climate data records, why space altimetry is the most powerful tool we have to measure sea-level rise and how we can protect low-lying communities under threat.

The data are also crucial inputs for operational oceanography and seasonal and sub-seasonal weather forecasting, as well as forecasting the tracks of hurricanes and cyclones.

How to access the webinars

Each webinar will be streamed live on ESA Web TV and ESA Facebook , see programme below.

The audience will be able to interact with the experts by asking questions on social media using the hashtag #AskESA and #Sentinel6. Questions can also be posted on the live comment section on Facebook.

French segment - Tuesday 3 November 16:00-17:00 CET

Marie-Helene Rio - Ocean Applications Scientist, ESA
Benoit Meyssignac - CNES and LEGOS Ocean and Climate Scientist
Marion Semblat - Time for the Ocean President
Estelle Obligis - Marine Applications Competence Area Manager, EUMETSAT
Jean-Christophe Gros - Earth Observation Programme Officer, European Commission
Moderated by Yves-Louis Desnos, ESA

German segment - Wednesday 4 November 16:00-17:00 CET

Josef Aschbacher - Director of Earth Observation Programmes, ESA
Alexander Gerst - ESA Astronaut
Matthias Petschke, Director Space, DG DEFIS, European Commission
Cristian Bank, Director of Programme Preparation and Development, EUMETSAT
Jörn Hoffmann - Copernicus Program Manager, DLR
Moderated by Robert Meisner, ESA

Italian segment Thursday 5 November 16:00-17:00 CET

Simonetta Cheli - Head of Strategy, Programme and Coordination Office, Earth Observation Programmes, ESA
Marcello Passaro - Sea Level, Altimetry and Oceanography Expert, Technical University Munich
Fabrizio Battazza - Program Manager, Agenzia Spaziale Italiana (ASI)
Mauro Facchini, Head of Copernicus Unit, European Commission
Paolo Ruti, Chief Scientist, EUMETSAT
Moderated by Matteo Massicci - Scientific Disseminator, BFC SPACE