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Year 2018
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Bibliographic Citation S. P. Mertikas, “Preface,” in Fiducial Reference Measurements for Altimetry, vol 150, International Association of Geodesy Symposia, S. Mertikas, R. Pail, Eds., Cham, Switzerland: Springer Nature, 2020, pp. v - viii, doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-39438-7.
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These proceedings include written versions of selected papers presented at the International Review Workshop on Satellite Altimetry Calibration/Validation (Cal/Val) Activities and Applications, held in Chania, Crete, Greece, 23–26 April 2018, organized by the Technical University of Crete, Greece. The aim of the workshop was to present the latest research results in the field ofsatellite altimetry calibration and altimetry applications for monitoring ocean changes and for improving Earth observation in an objective, continuous, homogeneous, and reliable manner. Particular emphasis was given to understanding how to minimize uncertainties (both random and systematic) and to link complementary altimetry missions to each other. The intention has been to support the long-term monitoring of climate change by understanding better environmental changes not only on world’s oceans and terrestrial surface waters, but also on Arctic and Antarctic Polar Regions. The main outcome is the establishment and promotion of a scientific roadmap with procedures, protocols, guidelines, and best practices in an open and transparent way to be followed by any international group working on satellite altimetry to attain SI (Système International d’Unités) traceability of their measurements, results, and data products.