ESA Atmospheric Validation Data Centre (EVDC) and Sentinel 5P First Results Workshop
The European Space Agency held the second Sentinel-5 Precursor Validation Team Meeting and First Results Workshop at the ESA/ESTEC facility in the Netherlands earlier this month. The main aim of the workshop was to bring the S5P Validation Team (S5PVT) and scientists together at the ESA to present the status of the S5P mission, products and applications, and to discuss Calibration and Validation aspects.
The EVDC system was developed by Skytek in partnership with NILU and ICHEC and launched in September 2017.
The ESA Atmospheric Validation Data Centre (EVDC) serves as a central long-term repository in Europe for archiving and exchange of correlative data for validation of atmospheric composition products from satellite platforms. EVDC builds on the previous ENVISAT Cal/Val database system in operation at NILU since the early 2000s, and provides tools for extraction, conversion and archival of a large amount of EO data. The primary objective of the EVDC is to provide an online information system that supports users in managing and exploiting campaign datasets for Earth Observation missions and applications.
Paul Kiernan of Skytek presented a paper on the ESA Atmospheric Validation Data Centre (EVDC) validation tools and databases and received valuable feedback from attendees which will assist with the future evolution of the EVDC system.
Information on the EVDC system is available on http://evdc.esa.int/