Task 1 (February to May 2020):
Scientific Review and Requirements Consolidation
- Critical review of the state-of-the-art in the scientific
fields related to this activity (Altimetry, Coastal and Inland Water).
- Consolidate the requirements and define the most suitable methods
and algorithms to be developed and the data products to be generated.
Science Review (May 2020): Confirm algorithms to be implemented and evaluated through the production of a test data set.
Task 2 (June 2020 to July 2021):
Algorithm Development, Implementation and Validation, Production of Global Data Sets
- Develop, implement and test the algorithms.
- Generate, and validate, test data sets for selected regions
Mid-term Review (May 2021): Assess the performance of the different processing algorithms and agree specification for processing and contents of Global Data Sets.
- Global Coastal Zone and River Discharge (Medium-Large) Data Sets.
- Experimental Small Rivers and Tributaries Data Set.
Task 3 (February 2021 to November 2021): Impact Assessment
Exploitation of Global Products in Impact Assessment Case Studies to assess impact of Global Products:
- Processor Case Studies.
- Joint Coastal Zone and Inland Water Impact Assessment.
- Inland Water Impact Assessment.
Acceptance Review (November 2021): Present and review Impact Assessment Reports.
Task 4 (November 2021 - February 2022: Scientific Roadmap
Develop a Scientific Roadmap identifying scientific priority areas, including:
- Recommendations and guidance for future scientific data exploitation projects.
- Recommendations for algorithmic evolutions within baseline processing.
- Recommendations for future interferometric altimetry missions.
Final Review (February 2022): Presentation and review of project results.