From science to operations for the Copernicus Imaging Microwave Radiometer (CIMR) mission

Arctic sea ice. Image: ESA.

ESA, European Commission, EUMETSAT

Mon, May 10 2021

Copernicus is a European system for monitoring the Earth in support of European policy. It includes Earth Observation satellites (notably the Sentinel series developed by the European Space Agency (ESA)), ground-based measurements and, services to process data to provide users with reliable and up-to-date information through a set of Copernicus operational services related to environmental and security issues.

The Copernicus Imaging Microwave Radiometer (CIMR) Expansion mission is being developed by a consortium led by Thales Alenia Space Italy to support Copernicus Services and the Integrated European Policy for the Arctic.

This workshop is the first opportunity for the CIMR user community to provide inputs to help bridge the gap between the scientific measurements made by the CIMR mission and preparation for their application in both Copernicus operational services and scientific applications based on the capability of the CIMR mission in support of Copernicus.

Workshop Format

Due to the ongoing situation of the Coronavirus (Covid-19), the workshop will be held between the 10th and the 12th of May 2021. The workshop will be hosted fully virtual using WebEx. 

Presentations of 15 minutes plus 5 minutes of questions are invited on the following topics:

  • Scientific questions that can be addressed by CIMR in support of the Arctic Policy.
  • Approaches to Level-2 Geophysical retrievals capitalizing on the multi-frequency measurements of CIMR to address Arctic Policy needs.
  • Approaches to CIMR product uncertainty derivation, product needs and application.
  • Global and Regional application of CIMR products in support of Copernicus Services.
  • Technical input from operational services regarding CIMR product and their provision.
  • Validation approaches and validation challenges for CIMR products.

Abstract submissions on the above-mentioned topics are open unti the 21st of March.

Objectives

  • To present the CIMR mission capability and anticipated products.
  • To review the scientific questions that can be addressed by the CIMR mission, Copernicus Services and the scientific community in support of the European Integrated Policy for the Arctic and beyond.
  • To review global application of CIMR products in support of Copernicus Services.
  • To provide technical input from operational services regarding CIMR products.
  • To review synergies of CIMR data with Copernicus satellites and other co-flying missions.
  • To review approaches to Level-2 Geophysical retrievals (cryosphere, ocean and land) capitalizing on the multi-frequency measurements of CIMR to address Arctic Policy needs.
  • To review approaches to the derivation, propagation and application of uncertainties for CIMR product needs and applications.
  • To review validation approaches and challenges for CIMR products.

To register for the workshop click here.

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