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Objectives

Support the absolute altimeter calibration during the Operational Phase of the Sentinel-3A & -3B missions, including the Commissioning Phase of S-3B for the surface topography element, by maintaining and operating the CDN1 Sentinel-3 Altimeter Calibration Site in West Crete, Greece.
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CAL/VAL Techniques

Absolute calibration of satellite altimeters, during their lifetime, by external and independent facilities, is a prerequisite for a continuous, homogenous and reliable monitoring of the earth, its oceans and climate change.
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Partners

SeRAC project's partners.
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International Review Workshop on Satellite Altimetry Cal/Val Activities and Applications

An International Review Workshop on Satellite Altimetry Cal/Val Activities and Applications is to be held in Chania, Crete, Greece, 23-26 April 2018.

Read more: http://frm4alt.eu/int-cal-val-review 

News and Events

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Proceedings of the FRM4ALT International Review Workshop

The SeRAC team is pleased to announce the release of the Proceedings of the International Review Workshop on Satellite Altimetry Cal/Val Activities and Applications. The workshop was held in Chania, Crete, Greece, 23-26 April 2018.

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Sentinel-3B Transponder Calibration

A successful transponder calibration of Sentinel-3B Pass No.335, Cycle 37 was carried out at the CDN1 Cal/Val site in west Crete, Greece on 12 April 2020.

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Crete@Sentinels 2020 Calendar

The 2020 Copernicus Sentinels calendar focuses on European islands. Crete the largest Greek island is November 2020. Thank you ESA!!! The full calendar is available here.

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Sigma-0 Transponder Field Tests Cancellation

In line with the decree released by the Italian Prime Minister and related ESA instructions related to the spread of the Coronavirus, all deployment of the S3 Sigma0 Transponder will be suspended until further notice.

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Intl. Workshop

International Review Workshop on Satellite Altimetry Cal/Val Activities and Applications

An International Review Workshop on Satellite Altimetry Cal/Val Activities and Applications is to be held in Chania, Crete, Greece, 23-26 April 2018.

Read more: http://frm4alt.eu/int-cal-val-review 

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