The specific objectives of this meeting are:

1.  To collect lessons learnt on validation procedures used to contribute to the quality assessment of the Copernicus Sentinel-3 Optical and Altimetry mission.

2.  To review and consolidate the Cal/Val methods used operationally.

3.  To provide a forum to report results of on-going science activities related to the validation of Sentinel-3A and Sentinel-3B products.

4.  To collect suggestions for the establishment of operational test sites for the Sentinel-3 Level-2 products validation.

5.   To provide recommendations for ad-hoc Sentinel-3 products validation campaigns.

6.   To gather the Sentinel-3 scientific and user community and to foster cooperation and synergies among Cal/Val teams.