The Proba-V mission was launched in May 2013 to ensure continuation of the SPOT-VGT 15 years global vegetation time series, bridging the gap to Sentinel-3 for land applications. After more than 4 years of successful operations, while fulfilling all mission core objectives, Proba-V is consolidating its role as key data provider to the Copernicus Global Land Service and as valuable complement to Sentinel-2 and Sentinel-3 suite of optical sensors.
In this context, and with the intention to further promote the scientific and operational exploitation of Proba-V data, the European Space Agency (ESA) in cooperation with the Belgian Science Policy Office (BELSPO) agreed to organize the second “Proba-V Symposium”.
The Proba-V Symposium intends to address the following objectives:
- Provide an overview on current mission status, data quality and Cal/Val results
- Gather the Proba-V scientific and user community and foster collaboration
- Encourage international collaborations on land, water and cryosphere applications
- Reinforce Proba-V's role as complement to Sentinel-2 and Sentinel-3 missions
- Discuss data harmonization and synergy across sensors/missions
- Provide a forum to report results of on-going science activities using Proba-V data
- Promote the use of Proba-V data for downstream operational services
- Consult the user community to formulate recommendations for products improvements