Abbreviation Reference Document
[RD-1] C. Donlon, B. Berruti, A Buongiorno, M-H Ferreira, P. Femenias, J. Frerick, P. Goryl, U. Klein, H. Laur, C. Mavrocordatos, J. Nieke, H. Rebhan, B. Seitz, J. Stroede, and R. Sciarra, 2012. The Global Monitoring for Environment and Security (GMES) Sentinel-3 Mission, Remote Sensing of the Environment, 120, 27-57.
[RD-2] MERIS Optical Measurement Protocols Part A: In-situ water reflectance measurements, CO-SCI-ARG-TN-008 Issue 2.0, August 2011 ESA/ARGANS.
[RD-3] Ohring, G., Wielicki, B., Spencer, R., Emery, B., Datla, R., 2005. Satellite instrument calibration for measuring global climate change: report of a workshop. Bull. Am. Meteorol. Soc. 86, 1303–1313.
[RD-4] Theocharous, E., Usadi, E., Fox, N.P., 2010. CEOS comparison of IR brightness temperature measurements in support of satellite validation. Part I: laboratory and ocean surface temperature comparison of radiation thermometers. National Physical Laboratory, Teddington, Middlesex, UK, 130 pp.
[RD-5] JCGM, 2008. Evaluation of measurement data — Guide to the expression of uncertainty in measurement JCGM 100:2008, GUM 1995 with minor corrections, First edition September 2008.
[RD-6] Hollmann, R., and Co-authors, 2013. The ESA Climate Change Initiative: Satellite Data Records for Essential Climate Variables. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 94, 1541–1552.
[RD-7] BIPM, 1995. Comptes rendus de la 20e reunion de la Conference generale des poids et mesures.
[RD-8] Wang M. (Ed.), 2010. Atmospheric Correction for Remotely-Sensed Ocean-Colour Products. Edited by Menghua Wang, pp. 78, IOCCG Report 10.
[RD-9] A short QA4EO “user” guide has been produced to provide background into QA4EO and how one would start implementing it.
[RD-10] Background to QA4EO and introduces the key guidelines
[RD-11] Zibordi, G., F. Mélin, K. J. Voss, C. Johnson, B. A. Franz, E. Kwiatkowska, J. P. Huot M. Wang, D. Antoine, 2015. System vicarious calibration for ocean color climate change applications: Requirements for in situ data, Remote Sensing of Environment 159, 361–369.
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[RD-13] IOCCG Report, 2008. Why Ocean Colour? The Societal Benefits of Ocean colour Radiometry.
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[RD-16] Zibordi, G., Ruddick, K., Ansko, I., Moore, G., Kratzer, S., Icely, J., and Reinart, A., 2012. In situ determination of the remote sensing reflectance: an inter- comparison, Ocean Sci., 8, 567-586.
[RD-17] Miester, P., et al., 2002. The First SIMBIOS Radiometric Intercomparison (SIMRIC-1), April-September 2001, NASA NASA/TM_2002-210006.
[RD-18] Miester, P., et al., 2003. The Second SIMBIOS Radiometric Intercomparison (SIMRIC- 2), March-November 2002, NASA NASA/TM_2002-210006 Volume II, available from , 2003.
[RD-19] Drusch, M., Del Bello, U., Carlier, S., Colin, O., Fernandez, V., Gascon, F., Hoersch, B., Isola, C., Laberinti, P., Martimort, P., Meygret, A., Spoto, F., Sy, O., Marchese, F., Bargellini, P., 2012. Sentinel-2: ESA’s Optical High-Resolution Mission for GMES Operational Services, Remote Sensing of Environment, Volume 120, 15 25-36.

Abbreviation Website and address
[URL-1] ESA Sentinel web site
[URL-2] ESA web site
[URL-3] Quality Assurance for Earth Observation (QA4EO)
[URL-4] CEOS Working Group on Calibration and Validation (WGCV)
[URL-6] CEOS Cal/Val Portal
[URL-8] Copernicus programme
[URL-9] Copernicus Marine Environment Monitoring Service    (CMEMS)
[URL-10] Copernicus Land Monitoring Service (CLMS)
[URL-11] Copernicus Atmospheric Monitoring Service (CAMS)
[URL-12] Copernicus Emergency Management Service (CEMS)
[URL-13] Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S)
[URL-15] EU Ferrybox
[URL-16] Atlantic Meridional Transect

Abbreviation Description
AATSR Advanced Along Track Scanning Radiometer
ADB Actions Data Base
ARGO Network of profiling oceanographic floats
CCI Climate Change Initiative (of ESA)
CCS Contract Closure Summary
CEOS Committee for Earth Observation Satellites
CAMS Copernicus Atmospheric Monitoring Service
C3S Copernicus Climate Change Service
CEMS Copernicus Emergency Management Service
CGLS Copernicus Global Land Service
Chl Chlorophyll
CMEMS Copernicus Marine Environmental Monitoring Service
CNES Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales
DB Data Base
ESA European Space Agency
EO Earth Observation
ESRIN European Space Research Institute
ESTEC European Space Research and Technology Centre (of ESA)
EU European Union
EUMETSAT European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites
FICE Field Inter-Comparison Experiment
FR Final Report
FRM Fiducial Reference Measurement
FP Final Presentation
HDD Hard Disk Drive
ICD Interface Control Document
KO Kick-Off
LCE Laboratory Comparison Experiment
Lmax Maximum Radiance (L)
Lmin Minimum Radiance (L)
Lref Reference radiance (L)
LTAN Local Time at Ascending Node
LTDN Local Time at Descending Node
MERIS MEdium  Resolution  Imaging  Spectrometer  (of  the  ESA  ENVISAT mission)
MR Monthly Report
MTR Mid-Term Review
MSI Multi-Spectral Imager (of the Sentinel-2 satellite)
NASA National Aeronautics and Space Administration
NIR Near Infra Red
NIST National Institute of Standards and Technology (of the United States of America)
NMI National Metrology Institute
OBJ Objective
OCR Ocean Colour Radiometry
OLCI Ocean and Land Colour Imager (of the Sentinel-3 mission)
PDF Portable Document Format
PM Progress meeting
PMP Project Management Plan
QA4EO Quality Assurance for Earth Observation
RD Reference Document
ROI Return on Investment
RSS Root Sum of Squares
S3VT Sentinel-3 Validation Team
SI Systeme International d’Unites
SNR Signal to Noise
SoW Statement of Work
SPOT Satellite Pour l’Observation de la Terre, lit. “Satellite for observation of Earth (of CNES)
SR Scientific Roadmap
SWIR Short Wave Infra Red
TBC To Be Confirmed
TBD To Be Determined
TDP Technical Data Package
TMA Three-Mirror Anastigmat
TN Technical Note (short report 10-50 pages)
TR Technical Report (long report > 50 pages)
URL Universal Resource Locator
USB Universal Serial Bus
VIS Visible (part of the electromagnetic spectrum)
VINR Visible and Near Infra Red (part of the electromagnetic spectrum)
WGCV Working Group for Calibration and Validation (of CEOS)
WMO World Meteorological Organisation (of the United Nations)
WP Work Package
WWW World Wide Web