WGCV-44

Event Dates: August 28th - 31st, 2018

 WGCV_44group

The 44th Plenary of the Working Group on Calibration & Validation 

Hosted by: EUMETSAT

Location: Darmstadt, Germany

Minutes [1.0]

Final Agenda [4.0]

Logistics (Updated June 21st, 2018)

The Plenary took place over 3.5 days and included a vote on the election of a new WGCV Vice-Chair.  We covered the CEOS 2019-2021 Work Plan Objectives/Deliverables defined as an outcome of the last CEOS Plenary at INPE in Saõ Jose dos Campos, Brazil.

We also took advantage of the EUMETSAT venue to hear from EUMETSAT representatives active within CEOS virtual constellations and with GSICS.  Within WGCV, we want to emphasize and continue to foster interaction with other areas of CEOS as well as our GSICS partners.  

Agenda & Presentations

Monday August 27th, 2018 – Day 1

Microwave Subgroup Meeting
13:05

Meeting Welcome                                                                           

X. Dong            

Tuesday, August 28th, 2018 – Day 2

08:30 Registration  
WGCV Business and Meeting Introduction
09:00 Chair/Vice Chair welcome and opening [ Presentation ] K. Thome / C. Ong
09:15 Tour de table All
09:45 Overview of EUMETSAT [ Presentation ] B. Bojkov
10:15 Meeting overview, goals, and agenda approval [ Presentation ] K. Thome
10:30 Break  
10:45 WGCV Chair’s Report [ Presentation ] K. Thome
11:15 JAXA Agency Report and Vice Chair goals [ Presentation 1 | Presentation 2 ] A. Kuze 
11:45 CEOS Executive Officer Report – CEOS 2019-2021 Work Plan [ Presentation ] S. Hosford
12:30 Lunch   
13:30 Addressing GHG validation in WGCV [ Presentation ] A. von Bargen
13:45 Greenhouse gas reference standards for interoperability [ Presentation ] A. Kuze 
14:15 Cal/Val for greenhouse gas observation spectrometers [ Presentation ] A. Kuze 
14:30 RadCalNet status [ Presentation ] N. Fox 
14:45 Site classifications, definitions, and updates to Landnet [ Presentation ] K. Thome
15:00 DEM Update and Discussion [ Presentation ] K. Thome 
15:30 Break  
15:50 Communicating Terminology and definitions [ Presentation ] All
Subgroup reporting  
16:10 IVOS Subgroup Report [ Presentation ] N. Fox
16:30 LPV Subgroup Report [ Presentation ] M. Roman
16:50 MW Subgroup Report [ Presentation ] X. Dong
17:10  SAR Subgroup Report [ Presentation ] B. Chapman 
17:30  Adjourn & Icebreaker at EUMETSAT  

Wednesday, August 29th – Day 3

WGCV Business
09:00 Day 1 Summary [ Presentation ] K. Thome                 
GSICS/WGCV Interactions
09:15 Overview of Cal/Val activities at EUMETSAT [ Presentation ]

J. Ackerman
D. Coppens
D. Just
T. Hewison

10:00 GSICS/WGCV linkages [ Presentation ] K. Thome
10:15 L1 top-of-atmosphere interoperability [ Presentation ] N. Fox
10:30 Break  
WGCV Interactions with other CEOS Virtual Constellations
10:45 Recent activities of Atmospheric Composition VC [ Presentation ] J-C. Lambert
11:05 Recent activities of Ocean Colour Radiometry VC [ Presentation ] E.Kwiatkovska
11:20 Recent activities of Ocean Surface Topography VC [ Presentation ] R. Scharroo
11:35 Recent activities of Ocean Surface Vector Wind VC [ Presentation ] S. Linow
11:50 Recent activities of Sea Surface Temperature VC [ Presentation ] A. O’Carroll
12:05 Discussion of possible collaborative efforts with WGCV All
12:30 Lunch  
WGCV Interactions with other CEOS Virtual Constellations
13:30 Calibration/Validation of SAR and reflectance ARD products [ Presentation ] M.Thankappan
14:15 WGCV/ LSI-VC ARD product assessment process [ Presentation ] S. Hosford
14:45 Proposed WGCV CARD4L assessment process [ Presentation ] K. Thome
15:15 Break  
Agency Reports
17:15 BelSpo [ Presentation ] J-C. Lambert
17:30 CNES [ Presentation ] A. Meygret
17:45 ESA [ Presentation ] P. Goryl
17:45 Adjourn – Dinner Hosted by EUMETSAT  

Thursday, August 30th – Day 4

WGCV Business
08:50 Day 2 Summary [ Presentation ] K. Thome                              
WGCV Work Plan Status
09:10

WGCV Work Plan Actions [ Presentation ] :

  • CARD4L-branded specification documents
  • Data product formats to facilitate interoperability
  • Long-term plans for Moderate-Resolution Interoperability
K. Thome
Agency Reports
09:30 CSIRO [ Presentation ] C. Ong
09:45 GA [ Presentation ] M. Thankappan
10:00 ISRO [ Presentation ] A. Misra
10:15 NASA [ Presentation ] X. Xiong
WGCV Interactions with other CEOS Working Group
10:30 WGClimate summary of recent activities [ Presentation ]

J. Schultz
A. von Bargen

10:45 Break  
11:00 Summary of WGCV/WGISS interactions from WGCV-43 [ Presentation ] K. Thome
11:10 Data Formats and Interoperability in the framework of FDA [ Presentation ] M. Thankappan
11:30 Quality Indicators in Discovery Metadata [ Presentation ] N. Fox
11:50 CEOS Data Cubes & Test Site Data Access [ Presentation ] G. Stensaas
12:10 Standardization and Best Practices (e.g. ISO 19159-3) [ Presentation ] C. Ong
12:30 Lunch  
Calibration/Validation Updates
13:15 Overview of FY-3D commissioning test [ Presentation ] X. Hu
13:30 Cal/Val for FY-3D Microwave sensors (MWTS/MWHS/MWRI) [ Presentation ] Q. Lu
13:45 CMA FY-3D/HIRAS calibration and validation [ Presentation ] C. Qi
14:00 FY-3D/MERSI-II commission test [ Presentation ] N. Xu
14:15     Post-launch Calibration and Data Quality Assessment of Chinese High-Resolution Satellites [ Presentation ]

L. Ma
S. Qiu

14:30 Sentinel-5p MPC Operational Validation Facility [ Presentation ] J-C. Lambert
WGCV Business
14:45 Cal/Val Portal Update [ Presentation ] P. Castracane
15:30 Break  
16:45 Collaborative Environments for Cal/Val [ Presentation ] A. Della Vecchia
Agency Reports
17:15 USGS [ Presentation ] G. Stensaas
17:30 AOE [ Presentation ] C. Li
17:45 NSSC [ Presentation ] X. Dong
18:00 Adjourn  

Friday, August 31st – Day 5

WGCV Business
08:30 Day 3 Summary [ Presentation ] K. Thome       
08:45 Carbon Actions related to Biomass [ Presentation ]           

K. Thome
M. Roman

09:15 Results from a National Remote Sensing Validation Workshop and DLR agency report [ Presentation 1Presentation 2 ]  A. von Bargen                           
09:45 Update on Pre-launch calibration workshop [ Presentation ]

N. Fox
A. von Bargen

10:00 ACSG Subgroup Report including GHG discussion [ Presentation ] B. Bojkov
10:15 Vice Chair nomination and voting All
10:30 Break  
10:45 ACIX final report [ Presentation ]

P. Goryl
A. von Bargen

11:00 Cloud Mask Task Group and CMIX [ Presentation ] P. Goryl
11:15 Continental scale surface reflectance validation [ Presentation ] M. Thankappan      
11:45

Closure of WGCV actions (CV-01; CV-09; CV-13; CV-16) [ Presentation ]

Action item summaries update [ Presentation ]

K. Thome
12:00 Announcement of election results K. Thome
12:15 Meeting summary K. Thome
12:30 Future Directions and Meetings C. Ong
12:45 Chair hand-over K. Thome      
12:45 Adjourn  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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