Continued, enhanced ocean altimetry and climate monitoring from space Conference

21 > 25 March 2022 | Venice, Italy

Considering the current improvements regarding COVID related restrictions, we are confident to be in a position to have an in person meeting and continue preparing for it.
However, we will set up certain remote access functions to give those of you who will not be able to travel access to all presentations, even if not in real time. At least two solutions will be provided: (i) the forums (as for OSTST 2020) and (ii) the recording of the sessions on-site that will be made available few days after the meeting.
Abstract submission will open again on 11 October 2021 until 15 December 2021.
We will need at least 200 registered participants on-site to be able to cover the costs and kindly ask you to complete the survey received by e-mail in order to evaluate the feasibility of a « full » in person meeting.


The European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites (EUMETSAT) and the Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales (CNES) are pleased to announce an important altimetry event in March 2022. “Continued, enhanced ocean altimetry and climate monitoring from space” is a unique opportunity to explore the performances of the satellite altimetry constellation through the traditional Ocean Surface Topography Science Team meeting and also to provide a forum to reflect on user needs for future systems. The event will be held at the Palazzo del Cinema in Venice, Italy, from 21 to 25 March 2022.

The "Continued, enhanced ocean altimetry and climate monitoring from space" Conference will embrace 2 related events.

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2022 Ocean Surface Topography Science Team (OSTST) meeting | 21 > 25 March

The yearly Ocean Surface Topography Science Team meeting includes plenary sessions, the splinter working sessions and poster sessions. In addition to the traditional in-depth analysis of TOPEX/Poseidon-Jason legacy missions, analysis from other missions bringing reciprocal benefits are welcome. This should be our first OSTST meeting after the launch of Sentinel-6A/Jason-CSA, special emphasis will be placed on this new mission.

2022 OSTST splinters

  1. Application development for operations

2. Instrument processing: Propagation, Wind Speed and Sea State Bias), Measurement and Retracking (LRM&SAR)

3. Outreach, Education and Altimetric Data Services

4. Precision orbit determination

5. Quantifying errors and uncertainties in altimetry data

6. Regional and global CAL/VAL for assembling a climate data record

7. Science results from satellite altimetry

8. The geoid, mean sea surfaces and mean dynamic topography

9. Tides, internal tides and high-frequency processes

Last year the OSTST 2020 splinters were organized through forums allowing participants to interact regardless of their time zone and this was a great success. Thus, in parallel to the oral and posters sessions all the presentations will also be available in the forums. This will also allow people who are not able to attend in person the meeting to show and discuss their results.

International Doris Service Workshop (IDS) | 21 > 23 March

This is a meeting for all those who analyse DORIS data, use products derived from DORIS data, or who are involved with the DORIS network. The meeting will highlight current developments and the status of scientific results that use DORIS data, and will provide a platform for discussion and coordination for future activities. The session will include oral presentations and posters.