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Fiducial Reference Measurements for Altimetry

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

  • Stelios P. Mertikas
  • Roland Pail
Conference proceedings

Part of the International Association of Geodesy Symposia book series (IAG SYMPOSIA, volume 150)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Stelios P. Mertikas, Craig Donlon, Pierre Féménias, Rob Cullen, Demitris Galanakis, Xenophon Frantzis et al.
    Pages 1-6
  3. Demetrios Matsakis
    Pages 7-10
  4. Elizabeth Laier English, Setnam Shemar, Kathryn Burrows, Conway Langham, Hannah Collingwood, Peter Whibberley
    Pages 11-14
  5. Luciana Fenoglio, Salvatore Dinardo, Christopher Buchhaupt, Bernd Uebbing, Remko Scharroo, Jüergen Kusche et al.
    Pages 15-22
  6. Jesús Gómez-Enri, Stefano Vignudelli, Alfredo Izquierdo, Marcello Passaro, Carlos José González, Paolo Cipollini et al.
    Pages 33-39
  7. Stelios P. Mertikas, Craig Donlon, Pierre Femenias, Constantin Mavrocordatos, Demitris Galanakis, Thierry Guinle et al.
    Pages 41-47
  8. Denise Dettmering, Christian Schwatke
    Pages 49-54
  9. Stefano Vignudelli, Francesco De Biasio, Andrea Scozzari, Stefano Zecchetto, Alvise Papa
    Pages 65-74
  10. Jaime Fernández, Heike Peter, Emilio José Calero, Javier Berzosa, Luis Javier Gallardo, Pierre Féménias
    Pages 75-82
  11. Heidi Ranndal, Ole B. Andersen, Per Knudsen
    Pages 89-96
  12. Ole B. Andersen, Karina Nilsen, Louise S. Sørensen, Henriette Skourup, Natalia H. Andersen, Thomas Nagler et al.
    Pages 97-103
  13. Stelios P. Mertikas, Craig Donlon, Rob Cullen, Achilles Tripolitsiotis
    Pages 105-109
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 111-114

About these proceedings


These proceedings include selected papers from the International Review Workshop on Satellite Altimetry Cal/Val Activities and Applications, held in Chania, Crete, Greece, on 23-26 April 2018. Organised in the context of the European Space Agency Project “Fiducial Reference Measurements for Altimetry” the workshop was cosponsored by the International Association of Geodesy (in particular by the IAG Commission 2, Gravity Field), the European Space Agency, the European Union (the Copernicus Programme), the European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites (EUMETSAT), Space Geomatica P.C., and the Municipality of Chania.

The workshop presented the latest research in the field of satellite altimetry calibration and altimetry applications for monitoring ocean changes and improving Earth observation in an objective, continuous, homogeneous and reliable manner, free of errors and biases. Further, it supported long-term monitoring of climate change by providing a better understanding of environmental changes in the world's oceans, terrestrial surface waters, and Arctic and Antarctic Regions. The outcome was the creation of a scientific roadmap with procedures, protocols, guidelines, and best practices to help international groups working on satellite altimetry to establish SI (Système International d'Unités) traceability of their measurements, results and data products.


Earth observation Satellite Altimetry Sea level changes Calibration/Validation Marine Geoid

Editors and affiliations

  • Stelios P. Mertikas
    • 1
  • Roland Pail
    • 2
  1. 1.Laboratory of Geodesy and Geomatics Engineering, School of Mineral Resources EngineeringTechnical University of CreteChaniaGreece
  2. 2.Institute of Astronomical and Physical GeodesyTechnische Universität MünchenMunichGermany

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