The second joint ESA-EUMETSAT Sentinel-3 Validation Team (S3VT) meeting will take place at EUMETSAT, Darmstadt, Germany, on 3rd and 4th of December 2014.
The S3VT is a validation team jointly convened by ESA and EUMETSAT under a rolling Announcement of Opportunity. The S3VT assist the agencies in the scientific validation of mission products and services during the cal/val and operational phases. The general goal with the team is:
“To engage world‐class expertise and activities, through mutual benefit collaboration, that support the implementation of the Sentinel‐3 validation activities and ensure the best possible outcomes for the Sentinel‐3 Mission”
The S3VT consists of 4 subgroups: Sea Surface Temperature , Ocean Colour, Altimetry and Land Surfaces. In this second S3VT meeting the S3VT groups will meet in plenary and separately to get informed about and to provide feedback on the instrument commissioning and the overall Cal/Val implementation set-up in order to prepare for its validation contributions and to further shape the cooperation with the agencies. A key objective is to consolidate the data access to a range of Sentinel-3 data products. These will include specialist, low‐level data products, to support the S3VT activities. Other key objectives are to discuss the pre-launch test data sets and to analyse and consolidate the use of (fiducial) in situ measurements to support validation campaigns.
All presentations from the second S3VT meeting are available below.