GNSS-R Workshop

GNSS-R Workshop

Advances in Earth Observation with GNSS Reflectometry from space: TechDemoSat-1 User Workshop and ESA TGScatt Presentation

Thursday 24th May 2018

The National Oceanography Centre Southampton UK

 

The UK TechDemoSat-1 (TDS-1) satellite was launched in July 2014 and carries the first GNSS Reflectometry (GNSS-R) instrument able to measure ocean surface winds globally and routinely using reflected signals of opportunity from Global Navigation Satellite Systems (e.g. GPS). The TDS-1 GNSS-R receiver is a precursor of the NASA CYGNSS constellation of microsatellites launched in December 2016 to monitor hurricanes.

TDS-1 GNSS-R data and Level 2 wind products are available freely and openly via the MERRByS portal (www.merrbys.org), a possible operational wind and wave data service for a future GNSS-R constellation. The TGScatt study sponsored by the European Space Agency brought together scientists and end-users to understand and evaluate TDS-1 GNSS-R data for ocean wind monitoring. This workshop presents the current status of TDS-1 and GNSS-R wind products on MERRByS, discusses the latest findings from the TGScatt study about ocean wind retrieval, validation and impact, and presents recent results from CYGNSS and other applications of GNSS-R for Earth Observation.

Provisional Programme

08:30

Registration and coffee

 

09:00

Welcome and introduction

Principles of GNSS-Reflectometry

Christine Gommenginger

09:20

Overview of TDS-1 mission & current status

Martin Unwin

09:40

MERRByS TDS-1 products and tools for ocean winds

Phil Jales

10:00

Other applications of TDS-1 GNSS-R for Earth Observation

Adriano Camps

10:20

Coffee

 

10:50

Overview of NASA CYGNSS mission status and results

Maria Paola Clarizia

11:10

Recent developments in GNSS-R

Valery Zavorotny

11:30

GNSS-R for Earth Cryosphere applications: TDS-1 contribution

Estel Cardellach

11:50

Development & validation of TDS-1 winds

Milad Asgarimehr, Jens Wickert

12:10

Lunch

 

13:30

Overview of ESA TGScatt project

Ellis Ash

13:50

GMF development for GNSS-R

Marcos Portabella

14:10

Application of GNSS-R winds to Numerical Weather Prediction

James Cotton

14:30

Measuring ocean winds with TDS-1 GNSS-R

Giuseppe Foti

14:50

Coffee

 

15:10

Future GNSS-R Service Opportunities

Martin Unwin / Gary Lay (TBC)

15:30

User input, discussions and way forward

Moderator panel

16:00

Close

 

 

The meeting will be broadcast throughout the day through live web streaming. To join please follow this link: https://livestream.com/accounts/5200181/events/8208981.

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