Tuesday 28 March

8:30 – 10:00

Workshop registration and coffee


Opening session (Chairs: A. Stoffelen and A. G. Straume)

10:00 - 13:00


A. G. Straume



H. Laur (ESA-ESRIN) 

Welcome + ESA’s Earth Explorer missions and their CAL/VAL


M. Pontaud (MétéoFrance)

Welcome and MétéoFrance EO activities


P. Tabary (CNES)

CNES EO activities


E. Källén (ECMWF)

Scientific motivation for ADM-Aeolus


A. Elfving (ESA-ESTEC)

Aeolus Mission Overview and Status


J. Lochard (ADS)

The ALADIN instrument and its on-ground performance testing


J. Brewster (ADS)

The Aeolus mission in orbit commissioning and validation


F. de Bruin (ESA-ESTEC)

Overall Aeolus Commissioning Phase Planning


O. Reitebuch (DLR) and A. Dabas (MeteoFrance)

Aeolus L1 data processing and instrument calibration


M. Rennie (ECMWF), J. de Kloe (KNMI) and G.J. Marseille (KNMI)

Aeolus L2B/C wind product processing, quality control and NWP monitoring at ECMWF




P. Martinet (MeteoFrance) and A. Benedetti (ECMWF)

Aeolus L2A optical properties product and assimilation in air quality models


ESA Data distribution, Data quality, Tools and CAL/VAL Rehearsal (Chairs: A. Benedetti and T. Kanitz)

14:20 - 16:00



F. Buscaglione (ESA-ESRIN)

Aeolus On-Ground Data Processing Facility and Data Distribution


J. von Bismarck (ESA-ESRIN)

Organisation of ESA’s In-orbit Data Quality Activities for ADM-Aeolus


S. Niemeijer (S&T)

Aeolus data reading and plotting tools CODA and BEAT


G. Costa (ESA-ESRIN)

Aeolus VirEs data browsing and plotting tool


A.M. Fjaeraa (NILU)

ESA’s atmospheric Validation Data Centre (EVDC)


D. Schuettemeyer (ESA- ESTEC)

Aeolus Campaigns Planning

16:00 – 16:30

Coffee and Poster Session

16:30 - 16:40

M. Pinol Sole (ESA-ESTEC)

Calculation of Zone Overpass Tables - Desktop Applications & Tools

16:40 – 18:00

Chairs: F.Buscaglione and I. Di Lodovico

Assessment of Aeolus CAL/VAL Rehearsal - Testing downloading and reading Aeolus test datasets

18:00 – 20:00

Ice Breaker and Poster Session

Wednesday 29 March

Aeolus Operational Phase and CAL/VAL AO Proposal overview (Chairs: S. Melo and J. von Bismarck)
08:30 - 10:30


W. Lengert (ESA-ESRIN)

The Aeolus Operational Phase


A. Dabas (MeteoFrance)

Contribution of French research teams to ADM Cal/Val: ground-based and airborne comparative experiments for optical and wind products


J. Pelon (IPSL)

LNG HRS airborne lidar contribution to Cal/Val for ADM-Aeolus


A. Apituley (KNMI)

Aeolus L2A aerosol and cloud product validation using the European Aerosol Research Lidar Network EARLINET


M. Hardesty (UoC / NOAA)

A US Effort for ADM/Aeolus Calibration and Validation.


A. Apituley (KNMI)

Aeolus L2A/L2B aerosol, cloud and wind product validation using the Cabauw Experimental Site for Atmospheric Research CESAR


A. Stoffelen (KNMI)

VAAC - Validation of Aeolus by Atmospheric model Comparison


H. Schyberg (met.no)

High Resolution, High Latitude Regional Model Cal-Val of ADM-AEOLUS


M. Gausa (Andoyaspace)

Airborne and Lidar Validation of ADM Aeolus at ALOMAR (ALIVO ALOMAR)


O. Reitebuch (DLR)

Experimental Validation of ADM-Aeolus with the Aladin Airborne Demonstrator (EVA4D)

10:30 – 11:00

Coffee and Poster Session

Aeolus Operational Phase and CAL/VAL AO Proposal overview (cont.) (Chairs: M. Hardesty and D. Schuettemeyer)
11:00 - 13:00


A. Cress (DWD)

Validation and impact assessment for ADM- Aeolus observations in the DWD Modelling system


U. Wandinger (Tropos)

Validation of ADM-Aeolus L2 aerosol and cloud product employing advanced ground-based lidar Measurements (VADAM)


S. Wu, X. Song (Ocean University of China)

Validation and Calibration of ADM-Aeolus using ground-based lidars


G.J. Fochesatto (University of Alaska Fairbanks)

Analysis of High Latitude PBL and Surface Winds in preparation for ADM-Aeolus Mission


M. Forsythe (MetOffice)

Validation of ADM-Aeolus Level 2 products by comparison with global NWP and in-situ flight data


S. Ishii (NICT)

Validation of wind data for the Atmospheric Dynamic Mission-Aeolus in Japan


S. Melo (Environment Canada)

National Participation of Environment Canada in CAL/VAL ADM-Aeolus


P. Kushner (UoT)

Validation of ADM/Aeolus winds by examination of their statistical characteristics, for hemispheric scales and for the Arctic region

  H. R.  Mohammadi Khalesi Fard (IASBS)  IASBS Remote Sensing Station and its Participation in ADM-Aeolus Cal/Val
  A.G. Straume (ESA-ESTEC)  Aeolus CAL/VAL Implementation Plan
 13:00 – 14:00
 Splinter working groups

14:00 – 15:30

(continuing Thursday morning)

Chair, secretary: A.

O. Reitebuch, A. Straume B.

A. Dabas, D. Schuettemeyer C.

U. Wandinger, T. Kanitz D.

H. Körnich, J. von Bismarck

  1. Aeolus CAL/VAL Requirements review and CAL/VAL activity gap analysis
  2. Wind products: Protocols for the comparison of space-borne products with airborne and ground-based observations and models
  3. Aerosol/cloud products: Protocols for the comparison of space-borne products with airborne and ground-based observations and models
    1. Grouping of CAL/VAL activities according to scientific or technical themes
 15:30 – 15:55  A. Hertzog (LMD)


 16:00 – 18:30  Visit to CNES Balloon site


Joint dinner at restaurant in Toulouse city centre (dinner tickets can be purchased during workshop registration)

Thursday 30 March

08:30 – 10:30

Chair, secretary: see Wednesday PM

Summaries of Wednesday discussions will be distributed

Splinter working groups A) – D) continued

10:30 – 11:30

Coffee, posters and discussions workshop participants

10:30 - 11:30

Session and Panel chairs (closed meeting)

  • Panel chairs and secretaries summarizing their WG discussions
  • Session chairs summarizing Q&A and discussions from Mo and Tue sessions

11:30 – 12:30

Panel A) – D) chairs Session chairs

Summary of Panel discussions Summary of sessions 
Panel A
Panel B
Panel C
Panel D

12:30– 13:00

E. Källén, P. Tabary, and P. Ingmann

Historical overview

Workshop Wrap-up

13:00 – 14:00


14:00 – 15:30

Aeolus Mission Advisory Group meeting (closed meeting)

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