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OST-VC Progress towards established CEOS-GEO Priorities Juliette Lambin (CNES) Hans Bonekamp (EUMETSAT) Presented by : Juliette Lambin (CNES) CEOS SIT-29.

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1 OST-VC Progress towards established CEOS-GEO Priorities Juliette Lambin (CNES) Hans Bonekamp (EUMETSAT) Presented by : Juliette Lambin (CNES) CEOS SIT-29 Meeting CNES, Toulouse, France 9 th -10 th April 2014

2 SIT-29 Meeting CNES, Toulouse, France 9 th -10 th April CRYOSAT-2 Europe Complementary Missions - Medium Accuracy/Higher Inclination Broad-Coverage Mission Saral France/India HY-2B China HY-2A China Reference Missions - Higher Accuracy/Medium Inclination Jason-2 Europe/USA Launch Date 12/01 GFO-2 USA 02/98 03/02 Jason-1 France/USA ENVISAT Europe Recentl In operation Proposed Approved Sentinel-3C/D Europe Sentinel-3B Europe SWOT USA/France Jason-CS A/B Europe/USA Sentinel-3A Europe Lost COMPIRA Japan 06/08 GFO USA Jason-3 Europe/USA Lost OST – VC: Constellation status

3 SIT-29 Meeting CNES, Toulouse, France 9 th -10 th April Events and activities 25 February 2013: Successful launch of SARAL. April 2013: SWOT start of phase B on CNES side in Apr 2013 KDP-A in Nov 2012 on NASA side,, May 2013: Cryosat-2 Ocean Surface topography products released to users 20 June 2013: SARAL OGDR-T and IGDR-T dissemination to all users. 17 June 2013: Jason-1, Geodetic cycle completed. June 2013: Bilateral working meeting between SOA/NSOAS and EUMETSAT on data exchange June 2013: SAR altimetry expert meeting, NOC-Southampton UK, 1-2 July 2013: Safe hold mode and subsequently decommissioning of Jason-1.  7-12 October 2013:Coastal altimetry workshop and OSTST meeting, Boulder USA. Dec 2013: wind/wave user workshop (together with OSVW-VC), Pretoria South-Africa.

4 SIT-29 Meeting CNES, Toulouse, France 9 th -10 th April Organisational VC Terms of References are in draft: Alignment with other VC Terms of References. ToR’s need another loop for review among all the OST-VC participating agencies and organizations. VC co-chairs update : Juliette Lambin (CNES) replacing Eric Lindstrom (NASA) Hans Bonekamp (EUMETSAT) replacing Francois Parisot (EUMETSAT)

5 SIT-29 Meeting CNES, Toulouse, France 9 th -10 th April 2014 “Bad Cop” vs OST-VC Advancement of the CEOS Virtual Constellations: Objective/DeliverableProjected Completi on Date Background InformationResponsible CEOS Entity VC-1: List of Relevant Datasets from VCs Results of study will be fed into WGISS IDN to ensure coverage of all VC data. VCs with support from WGISS VC-7: Catalogue of Cal/Val infrastructure and activities This will help in identifying risks, the needs for advancement and to promote agency calibration. OCR-VC VC-8: Action Plan for GEO Blue Planet Components Q1 2015Components as identified in the revised Blue Planet Task White Paper (November 2013). OCR-VC VC-9: Updated OST CEOS Constellation URD Update will encompass SAR Mode Altimetry. OST-VC VC-10: Catalog of Cal/Val infrastructure This catalog will help with Cal/Val planning and promote agency coordination. A major interest of the OST- VC is the sustainability of critical Cal/Val elements. OST-VC VC-11: Reprocessing strategy for TOPEX/Jason-1 (ENVISAT?) missions OST-VC Bad Cop

6 SIT-29 Meeting CNES, Toulouse, France 9 th -10 th April 2014 Ocean Surface Topography is a key parameter in the Blue Planet, already widely available: de-facto high interest from OST-VC Integration with other parameter: very active works at research and operational level. Not specific requirements yet coming from OST user community: will certainly change in the near future => OST-VC will take those into account

7 SIT-29 Meeting CNES, Toulouse, France 9 th -10 th April  OST-VC implementation an coordination issues:  Finalize ToR  Find some formal meeting occasions: next OST-ST Meeting in Konstanz, Oct 2014  Engage more actively agencies from India, China (CNSA, NSOAS), Japan in the OST-VC activities  cannot be reduced to OSTST meetings OST-VC implementation and coordination issues


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