WP600 – Final Workshop and reporting

The aim of this WP is to consolidate the project outcomes and promote the findings of the project at an open international Workshop (WKP-2).

D-260 The Final Workshop [NPL]

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At the end of the project (KO+21) an International Workshop will be held at NPL in London that will bring together satellite ocean colour validation and calibration experts from around the world to discuss the implications of a “Fiducial Reference Measurement Network for Satellite Ocean Colour”.

This will present the major findings and recommendations of the FRM4SOC project and is likely to include sessions on: the results of the laboratory and field intercomparisons and end-to-end uncertainty evaluation conducted within the project; links to existing and future vicarious system calibration sites for NPL_WP600_Workshop place 3ocean colour; validation plans for satellite OC sensors, in particular Sentinel-2 MSI, Sentinel-3 OLCI, but could also include non-ESA sensors (e.g. MODIS; VIIRS; GOCI); an FRMOC network within the Copernicus programme.

The Workshop will have a target attendance of 60-100 participants, will last 2-3 days and will organise a proceedings publication that will highlight the principal findings from FRM4SOC. The workshop will be organized involving as comprehensive international community NPL_WP600_Workshop place 2as possible.

In order to maximise exposure of the project to different scientific organisations, invited key experts, and institutes. The meeting will be widely promoted, advertised and arranged at least 12 months in advance.

D-270 Workshop Proceedings (preferably in the form of a journal special issue) [NPL]

Proceedings of the Workshop will be published after the workshop at KO+29 latest, ideally in the form of a scientific journal special issue.

D-280 Scientific and Operational Roadmap

Using all deliverables, knowledge and tools developed in the framework of the Project a Scientific Operational Roadmap (SOR) will be compiled by KO+29 by the lead Contractor (TO). The roadmap will:
• provide a critical analysis of feedback from participants and institutions working in the project,
• identify potential strategies for integrating the project results into existing initiatives and operational missions,
• define a plan for fostering a transition of FRM4SOC methods and results from research to operational activities, and
• Identify priority areas to be addressed in potential future projects in support of OCR calibration and validation activities.

D-290 Final Report

A Final Report (FR) highlighting all of the activities conducted during the project (with reference to the deliverables of the contract) and the results obtained will be produced by KO+29 by the Lead Contractor (TO).

D-300 Technical Data Package

All deliverables, documents, and data produced during the project will be consolidated into a Technical Data Package (TDP). The Technical Data Package will be delivered to ESA on the Study web page, and USB or HDD media by KO+29 by the Lead Contractor (TO).