Sentinel-3 Calibration and Validation Planning Meeting
Draft Programme

A Draft S3 cal/val planning document shall be distributed before the meeting.

“C” indicates that authors have confirmed their willingness to participate and present.

Guidance for speakers
15 minutes to talk and 5 minutes questions for each main talk. The key lessons learned from experience should be presented together with recommendations and priorities for S3 in an operational context

 Posters
 will be presented in the Big hall room, Building 14, dimensions 120cm (height) x 80cm (width) portrait orientation. Please mount your poster using the allocated poster board in good time before the poster session.  Posters should be removed by the end of the last day of the meeting. Poster not removed before that time will be disposed of.

Updated Agenda 

 

 

Tuesday 20th March 2012

Time

Title

Speaker

Sesion-1: Sentinel-3 Status, Mission Operations, Calibration and Validation planning

Chair: B. Berruti, C. Donlon

09:00

Welcome and introduction

M. Borgeaud, ESA

09:15

Meeting Objectives and organization

C. Donlon and P. Goryl, ESA

09:20

Sentinel-3 Mission status

B. Berruti, ESA

09:40

Sentinel-3 Payload Data Ground Segment (PDGS) status

A. Buongiorno and H. Wilson, ESA/EUMETSAT

10:00

Sentinel-3 Operational concept

D. Provost and S. Mecklenburg, EUMETSAT/ESA

10:20

Sentinel-3 Products

P. Goryl and P. Femenias, ESA

10:40

Sentinel-3 Cal/Val requirements overview

C. Donlon, ESA

11:00

Coffee

11:20

Sentinel-3 Cal/Val plan (E1 and E2) presentation

H. Rebhan, P. Goryl, H. Bonekamp, P. Femenias, C Donlon, A. O’Carroll, E. Kwiatkowska, ESA/EUMETSAT

11:40

Sentinel-3 Cal/Val activities and systems at ESA

B. Bojkov, ESA

12:00

Sentinel-3 Cal/Val activities and systems at EUMETSAT

H. Bonekamp and F. Montagner, EUMETSAT

12:20

Towards Establishing the Sentinel-3 Validation team

C. Donlon, P. Goryl, H. Bonekamp, S. Mecklenberg and D. Provost.

12:40

Discussion on S3 Cal/Val

Panel: D. Provost, B. Berruti, F. Montagner, P. Goryl, H. Bonekamp, C. Donlon and H. Rebhan.

Chair: S. Mecklenburg

13:45

Lunch

Session-2: Instrument calibration and product validation lessons learned, experience and, recommendations from previous ESA missions. Part 1:Calibration Chair: H. Rebhan

14:45

Experience learned and recommendations from ENVISAT MERIS Calibration

 

L. Bourg and S. Delwart, ACRI/ESA

15:05

Experience learned and recommendations from ENVISAT AATSR Calibration

 

D. Smith, RAL

15:25

Vicarious calibration of MERIS over desert and ocean

B. Fougnie, P. Henry P., S. Lacherade, P. Gamet, CNES

15:45

Experience learned and recommendations from ENVISAT RA-2 Calibration

 

M. Roca, J. Benveniste, isardSAT, ESA

16:05

 Experience learned and recommendations from Cryosat SAR Altimeter calibration

P. Cipollini, C. Gommenginger, D. Cotton, C. Martin-Puig, NOC, Starlab

16:25

Experience learned and recommendations from ENVISAT MWR Calibration

 

E. Obligis, CLS

16:45

Coffee

Session-2: Instrument calibration and product validation lessons learned, experience and, recommendations from previous ESA missions. Part 2: Validation Chair: J. Nieke

17:05

Experience learned and recommendations from MERIS Ocean Colour validation

 

J-P. Huot, G. Zibordi and D. Antoine, ESA, EC-JRC and LOV

17:25

Experience learned and recommendations from AATSR SST validation

 

G. Corlett, I. Robinson, W. Wimmer, T. Nightingale, H. Mortimer, UoL, NOC, RAL

17:45

Experience learned and recommendations from RA-2 & MWR Ocean validation

 

G. Dibaboure, P. Femenias, CLS, ESA

18:05-20:00

Welcome Cocktail and Poster session-1

Big Hall, Building 14


Wednesday 21st March 2012

Time

Title

Speaker

Session-3: Instrument calibration and product validation lessons learned, experience and, recommendations from previous ESA missions Part 2 (cont.) Chair: P. Goryl

09:00

Experience learned and recommendations from RA-2 Land Validation

 

R. Smith and P. Berry, DMU

09:20

Experience learned and recommendations from POD validation

 

L. Cerri, CNES, with inputs from Jason and Envisat POD Teams

09:40

Experience learned and recommendations from AATSR Land Surface Temperature and Fire

 

G. Corlett, M. Wooster and F. Prata, UoL, UCL, NILU

10:00

Experience learned and recommendations from MERIS vegetation calibration and validation

 

N. Gobron and J. Dash, EC-JRC and NOC

10:20

Experience learned and recommendations from MERIS and AATSR synergy

 

P. North, Uni. Swansea

10:40

Validation of synthetic S3 synergy products for VGT Continuity

 

S. Verbeiren, VITO

11:00

Discussion

11:20

Coffee In Big Hall by Posters

Session-4: Instrument calibration and product validation lessons learned, experience and, recommendations from R&D and operational missions Chair: H. Bonekamp

11:40

Experience learned with SPOT VGT1 and VGT2 calibration monitoring over 12 years

 

Henry P., B. Fougnie, CNES

12:00

Experience learned and recommendations from SST: AVHRR (METOP/NOAA) and MODIS/VIIRS

A. O’Carroll, P. Leborgne, P. Minnett, and S. Ignatov, EUMETSAT, MeteoFr/CMS, RSMAS and NOAA/NESDIS

12:20

Experience learned and recommendations from Ocean Colour: SeaWiFS/MODIS/VIIRS

E. Kwiatkowska, B. Franz, C. McClain and G. Feldman, EUMETSAT/NASA

12:40

Experience learned and recommendations from ocean surface topography: JASON

N. Picot, H. Bonekamp, and J. Lillibridge, ESA/CNES, EUMETSAT, NOAA

13:00

Experience learned and recommendations from Cryosat/RA-2 Ice validation

S. Laxon, UCL

13:20

Discussion

13:45

Lunch

Session-5: GMES and community activities for Sentinel-3 Calibration and Validation

Chair: C Donlon

14:45

Opportunities for Sentinel-3 cal/val activities within GMES MyOcean Services

J. Dorandeu et al., MyOcean

15:05

Sentinel-3 cal/val activities within GMES Land Services

R. Laclaze, GEOLAND

15:25

EEA Activities related to GMES in situ coordination in support of Sentinel-3 Calibration and Validation

H. Andersen et al., EEA

15:45

Lessons Learned for cal/val from the ESA Glob and other projects

O. Arino, ESA/ESRIN

16:05

Lessons Learned for cal/val from EUMETSAT Projects

F. Montagner and H. Bonekamp, EUMETSAT

16:25

Coffee

Session 6: General discussion Chair: H. Bonekamp

16:45

Plenary discussion

17:30

Organization of Breakout sessions Sign-up at Registration desk before Session

C. Donlon

17:40

Bus to Frascati

19:30

Non hosted dinner – Cacciani Restaurant - Frascati


Thursday 22nd March 2012

Time

Title

Location

Session-6: Calibration/Validation parallel breakout groups

09:00

Breakout 1 -Topography Mission (Output: 2-4 pages report)

9.00-9.10 Session introduction (O. Andersen)

In Situ Cal/Val process/tools.

9.10-9:25 M. Roca, M. Fornari, A. Garcia, M. Reche, P. N. García, and R. Cullen, (isardSAT, ESA, Pildo Labs) CRYOSAT-2 calibration of data, range and interferometric phase, using an ESA transponder

9.25-9:40 S. Mertikas: Crete transponder permanent calibration site at the crossover point of S3A/S3B and Jason (and Jason-CS)

Discussion:  In situ Cal/Val process/tools:

  • Identify (new) in situ sources/validation methods and how to exploit them
  • What do/should we need?
  • What about sea-ice regions?
  • Establish a potential infrastructure deployment during the post launch phase

Building the error budget table

10.20-10:35 C. Martin-Puig, C. Ray (Starlab): SAR altimetry Ocean Validation

Discussion: Error budget table for LRM and SAR:

  • How do we quantify errors and uncertainties in the various modes
  • How to build it?
  • Offset LRM/SAR data. How to identify and model 
  • Retracking improvement of LRM and SAR.

Data calibration (and quality of corrections)

11.10-11:25 S. Labroue, A. Ollivier, P. Féménias, N. Picot, Y. Faugère, M. Ablain:  Quality assessment metrics for Sentinel-3 topography mission over ocean: examples from different altimetric systems

11.25-11:40 R. Scharroo, M. Naeije, E. Schrama, O. Andersen, J. Lillibridge, W. Smith, E. Leuliette, Experiences with the use of RADS for Cal/Val and data distribution.

Discussion:  Data calibration (ensuring quality of corrections)

  • What's available (e.g. CCI round-robin tool)?
  • How do we ensure quality of corrections to be applied.

Other points of discussion.          

  • Priority of target surfaces: 
  • Ocean, Sea Ice, Coastal, Hydrology
  • Additional effort needed to ensure this (retracking etc?)
  • How to ensure long term stability?
  • Any other missing elements.

Drafting of Workshop recommendations (TOPO).

Preparation of PPT report to Plenary

13:45    End of session, lunch

Magellan

Chair:

O. Andersen

Moderators:

H. Bonekamp, C Mavrocordatos P. Femenias

09:00

Breakout 2: Optical Mission: (OLCI) (Output: 2-4 pages report)

09:00     Introduction to the session and general cal/val requirements for ocean colour; information on the INSITU-OCR initiative from the CEOS ocean colour virtual constellation (D. Antoine)

Onboard calibration. This part is in principle valid for both the O (Ocean) and L (Land) of OLCI.

09:30-09:45 Presentation by Delwart / Bourg (15 min): onboard devices, techniques, requirements…

09:45-10:00 Presentation by P. Henry (15 min): vicarious radiometric calibration (Rayleigh, glint, deserts etc…)

Discussion points

  • dark currents, gains, spectral model, time degradation model, straylight, smile, camera interfaces, etc…

‘System vicarious calibration’ for ocean colour applications

10:30-10:40 Presentation by Vicarious calibration of MERIS ocean colour radiometry, C. Mazeran, C. Lerebourg (ACRI-ST), J-P. Huot (ESA), D. Antoine (LOV) (10 min)

Discussion points

  • What have been done for MERIS and other OC sensors that is transferable to OLCI?
  • What do we need for vicarious calibration of OLCI? (spectral range 400-865 nm):
  • Field sites, requirements in terms of spectral range, accuracy/uncertainty, aerosol measurements etc…)

Validation activities

11:30 – 11:45 Presentation by G. Tilstone including AMT and other activities (15 min)

Discussion points:

  • Protocols for field measurements and data processing, etc.
  • Who will fund fieldwork related to validation activities?
  • Role of EEA?

Other topics (data bases, tools, reprocessing etc…)

12:30-12:45 Presentation by O. Hembise (TBC) “Existing tools developed in the MERIS era, to be reused for OLCI/S3”

Discussion points

  • are these tools appropriate for OLCI?
  • do we need other tools?
  • what are the reprocessing requirements?
  • quality control of inputs to data bases, etc.?

Drafting of Workshop recommendations (OLCI).

Preparation of PPT report to Plenary

13:45    End of session, lunch

Room-B

Chair:

D. Antoine

Moderators: E. Kwiatkowska, P Goryl, J Nieke

09:00

Breakout 3: Optical Mission: (SLSTR) (Output: 2-4 pages report)

09:00 -09:20 Overview of session (G. Corlett)

Issues for Discussion

  • What are the priorities for SLSTR Cal/Val?
  • What infrastructure is available for Cal/Val?
  • What activities are planned for Cal/Val?
  • Cal/Val community tools for SLSTR
  • What are the missing elements?
  • Identify issues that need more validation effort, and how to tackle these.
  • Identify new in situ sources/validation methods and how to fully exploit them.
  • What can be done for synergy with OLCI
  • Land/Ice validation?
  • Atmosphere/synergy
  • Identify a schedule for potential infrastructure deployment during the post launch phase. Ships and cruises in particular are often decided a long time ahead and ground/marine infrastructure takes time to develop. Having a "strawman" plan of these developments by the end of the workshop would be highly useful.

Drafting of Workshop recommendations (SLSTR).

Preparation of PPT report to Plenary

13:45    End of session, lunch

Cook

Chair: G Corlett

Moderators:

A. O’Caroll, H. Rebhan

13:45

Lunch

Session-7: Calibration/Validation breakout reports and conclusions

Chair: P. Goryl

14:45

 Report from SLSTR Optical Mission Breakout-

G. Corlett

15:05

 Report from OLCI Optical Mission Breakout-

D. Antoine

15:25

 Report from Topography Mission Breakout-

O. Anderssen

15:45

Open discussion: the S3 Cal/Val team and organization, the S3 Cal/Val plan and activities

16:30

Coffee

17:00

 Concluding remarks and next steps from Sentinel-3 Cal/Val team-

C Donlon, P Goryl, H. Bonekamp

17:30

Close

Friday 23rd March 2012

ENVISAT MERIS Validation Team (MVT) Meeting (ESRIN Location TBC)

All welcome to attend.  Please contact Jean Paul Huot

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