The Sentinel-3A satellite is due for launch at the end of 2014. Validation preparation activities start in Phase C/D of the Mission and will last until Launch. As part of this process a Sentinel-3 Scientific Validation Team (S3VT) has been convened by ESA and EUMETSAT to assist in the scientific validation of mission products and services. The aim of the S3VT 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 objective of the S3VT is:  

“To provide independent validation evidence, experimental data and recommendations to the S3 Mission”

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