The workshop objective is to prepare the Aeolus CAL/VAL activities and teams for the Aeolus launch in late 2017. The Aeolus CAL/VAL organization and planning will be further detailed, and the CAL/VAL teams will be asked to exercise and review the reception, reading and processing of Aeolus test data and other Aeolus CAL/VAL tools offered by ESA.


  • Welcome and Introduction
  • Aeolus Mission (presentations of mission and mission science)
  • Presentation and review of ESA CAL/VAL strategy, plans, services and tools
  • Aeolus CAL/VAL rehearsal review - evaluation of Aeolus data ordering, reading and interpretation (2-4 weeks before the workshop)
  • Presentations of the Aeolus CAL/VAL proposals (short oral presentations and posters)
  • Update on the CAL/VAL activity planning and coordination including;
  • Review of CAL/VAL requirements and how they are covered by the various proposals, ESA, and industry
  • Potential gaps
  • Establishing of common CAL/VAL procedures
  • CAL/VAL activity coordination
  • Panel discussions
  • Update of the CAL/VAL schedule and next steps

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