A GMES Sentinel-3 Calibration and Validation Planning Meeting will take place in Frascati, Italy, 20-22 March 2012. This joint ESA-EUMETSAT meeting will present an overview and status of Sentinel-3 calibration and validation activities, review the Draft Sentinel-3 Calibration/Validation Plan (CVP), seek lessons learned feedback and inputs from previous R&D and operational missions, the calibration and validation community and, provide Sentinel-3 teams with prioritized recommendations to ensure an effective and successful mission cal/val outcome. In particular, emphasis will be given to operational cal/val issues and associated activities.


A first announcement to the GlobTemperature User Consultation Meeting is now available. The meeting will take place in Edinburgh, Scotland, 27-28 June 2012. The aim of this first GlobTemperature User Consultation Meeting is to survey users' requirements, explore the feasibility of meeting them with available satellite data and techniques, and set a list of priority requirements to be addressed by a future GlobTemperature project.