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Successful GSICS Working Group Meeting in Daejeon, South Korea

By • Apr 8th, 2011 • Category: Highlights

The Global Space-Based Inter-Calibration System (GSICS) working group was held in Daejeon, South Korea from 22nd to the 25th of March 2011. The GSICS is an international collaborative effort initiated to monitor and harmonize data quality ensuring consistency among space-based observations worldwide for climate monitoring, weather forecasting, and environmental applications. The GSICS Research Working Group (GRWG) is in charge of inter-calibration methodology and the GSICS Data Working Group (GDWG), in charge of developing operational procedures for data exchange and data management. The GSICS Joint Research and Data Working Group Meeting were opened by J. Lafeuille (World Meteorological Organization (WMO)). The meeting was the 5th gathering of the GDWG-05 and the 6th gathering of the GRWG-06. The working group breakout sessions covered a number of science presentations and the actions and recommendations are summarized in the minutes from the meeting. The chair of the meeting welcomed the USGS for recently become a member of GSICS and highlighted a number of on-going USGS Cal/Val activities (cross-calibration between sensors, development of an online catalog of world-wide test sites, etc,) in support of the GSICS. The discussion and the results from the meeting directly support the USGS EROS Remote Sensing Consultation and Coordination (RSCC) and the Remote Sensing Technologies (RST) Project’s.

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