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Highlights from the Sentinel-6 Validation Team

Remko Scharroo (EUMETSAT, Germany)


Craig Donlon (ESA/ESTEC, Netherlands); Eric Leuliette (NOAA/NESDIS, United States); Josh Willis (NASA/JPL, United States); Pascal Bonnefond (Observatoire de Paris - SYRTE, France)

Event: 2022 Ocean Surface Topography Science Team Meeting

Session: Sentinel-6 Validation Team (S6VT) feedbacks

Presentation type: Type Oral

Contribution: PDF file


The Sentinel-6 Validation Team (S6VT) is a collection for about 100 scientists from about 40 institutions who were given early access to the data from the Sentinel-6 Michael Freihlich mission during its commissioning phase in turn for their support in analysing the performance of the instruments and allow them to exploit the unique capabilities of Sentinel-6.

Three virtual workshops were held post-launch:
- May 2021: Focussing on the low-resolution (LR) near-realtime (NRT) and short-time critical (STC) data, although the high-resolution (HR) data was already been made available to the S6VT. This ended with the endorsement to provide the LR altimeter and AMR-C data of NRT and STC timeliness to all users.
- November 2021: Focussing on the HR and NTC data quality. This concluded with the endorsement to provide all data to all users.
- July 2022: Focussing on the cross-calibration and quality of the full-mission reprocessed data. This concluded with the endorsement to release this data to all users.

This presentation highlights some of the key points from the workshops: data analyses and exciting applications.

Oral presentation show times:

Room Start Date End Date
Sala Grande Thu, Nov 03 2022,11:45 Thu, Nov 03 2022,12:05
Remko Scharroo