Hold an open-invitation workshop to discuss and promote best practices on pre-flight and onboard calibration of sensors, initially focusing on optical.
A four-person team within WGCV has defined the overall goal for the workshop as intending to bridge the gap between recent activities to improve prelaunch calibration and characterization with operational approaches to calibration. The dates of the workshop, expected to be in mid-June 2019, and venue are to be finalized by December 2018 with an official announcement expected before the end of 2018. The deadline for presentation requests will be February 2019 followed by selection of oral/poster presentations in mid-Mar-2019.Thus, the deadline for this activity should be changed from Q4 2018 to Q3 2019
Although progress on this workshop has been delayed, in part due to preperation and generation of an appropriate invitiation letter, the community desire remains very strong. Following discussions at the last WGCV a telecon with the organisation group is proposed for the next few weeks with a view to a workshop targeted at QQ2/Q3 2020. It is considered that noting the initiatives on GHG sensors and the increases in their developments that a key aspect of this workshop should be to include the highly demanding requirements for pre-flight calibration and characterisation of these sensors. A new deadline for the workshop to be held jointly with GSICS is proposed to be Q3 2020.