Call for papers: April 2021

Registration site open: June 2021

Continued, enhanced ocean altimetry and climate monitoring from space Conference

18 > 22 October 2021 | Venice, Italy​

Due to current uncertainties the Committee has decided to postpone the OSTST meeting to Spring 2022 from 21 to 25 March 2022 at Venice, the week before "Oceans from Space” 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 October 2021. “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 Casinò in Venice, Italy, from 18 to 22 October 2021.

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

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2021 Ocean Surface Topography Science Team (OSTST) meeting | 18 > 22 October​

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.

2021 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) | 18 > 20 October

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.