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The fourth Sentinel-6 Validation Team (S6VT#4) Meeting will be held as a fully virtual meeting via WebEx on 11-13 July 2022

Please see the details at www.eventsforce.net/eumetsat/40/home



The focus of our fourth meeting will be on the reprocessed Sentinel-6 products (AMR-C, Poseidon-4, Low and Hight Resolution), their performances, stability, and applicability to climate studies. You are also invited to present operational applications and other cal/val activities.





The satellites Sentinel-6/Michael Freilich and Sentinel-6B provide enhanced continuity of the global sea level record in the reference orbit occupied since 1992 by TOPEX/Poseidon, Jason-1, Jason-2 and Jason-3. The mission will provide ongoing observations of sea level change, including global sea level rise through at least 2030 using an advanced synthetic aperture radar altimeter called Posiedon-4 and an Advanced Microwave Radiometer for Climate (AMR-C).

ESA, EUMETSAT, NASA, NOAA and CNES rely on the involvement of the international scientific community to assess and validate Sentinel-6 data, products, through field experiments and campaigns. In order to achieve this purpose, the Agencies have organized a joint Sentinel-6 Scientific Validation Team (S6VT). It brings together experts from all over the world in relevant mission validation activities to provide independent validation evidence, experimental data and advice.

The aim of the S6VT is, therefore:

“To engage world-class expertise and activities, through mutual benefit collaboration, that support the implementation of the Sentinel-6 validation activities and ensure the best possible outcomes for the Sentinel-6 mission”

and the objective of the S6VT is:

“To support the implementation of the Sentinel-6 calibration and validation activities and ensure the best possible outcomes for the mission"

The Sentinel-6 Earth observation satellite constellation is developed as part of the Copernicus Programme, led by the European Commission, as a collaboration between ESA, EUMETSAT, NASA and NOAA and with support from CNES.



The following S6VT sub-groups have been convened:

  • S6VT Ocean Altimetry
  • S6VT Microwave Radiometry
  • S6VT Terrestrial Altimetry
  • S6VT Precise Orbit Determination

Please click here for the S6VT General Terms of Reference