Third GOCE Workshop
The third International GOCE (Gravity field and steady-state Ocean Circulation Explorer) User Workshop will be held in ESA-ESRIN, Frascati, Italy, from 6-8 November 2006.
This pre-launch workshop is timed to take place prior to the closure of the forthcoming GOCE Data Announcement of Opportunity. It is intended to provide potential users of GOCE data products with the opportunity to obtain the latest information on satellite performance as well as details regarding ground segment operations, data products and user services. It will allow users the opportunity to learn about product specifications, and the plans for data calibration and validation.
This Workshop will also offer the opportunity for users to present their ongoing and planned scientific studies, prior to consolidating their GOCE Data AO proposals.
GOCE is due for launch next year and will provide the data set required to accurately determine global and regional models of the Earth's gravity field and geoid. It will advance research in areas of ocean circulation, physics of the Earth's interior, geodesy and surveying, and sea level change.