Ocean Surface Topography Science Team (OSTST) Meeting Program Outline

OSTST 2023 Agenda (pdf - updated October 26)

In addition to Plenary Sessions with talks and discussion of general interest, the 2023 OSTST will include the following Splinter Session.  Note that in order to streamline this year’s meeting, several splinters have been designated as Poster Only.  To ensure these splinters still have ample time for discussion, the posters will be up all week and we will have two dedicated poster sessions.  In addition, brief round table discussions opportunities will be scheduled in parallel with other sessions.

In addition, the “Quantifying Errors and Uncertainties in Altimetry data" splinter will not be convened this year. We encourage abstracts that would normally go into this splinter be directed toward the appropriate splinters (e.g. “Regional and Global CAL/VAL for Assembling a Climate Data Record", "Instrument Processing", etc.)

Splinter Sessions

  • Application development for Operations (POSTER ONLY)
  • Coastal altimetry
  • Instrument Processing
    1. Instrument Processing: Measurement and Retracking
    2. Instrument Processing: Propagation, Wind Speed and Sea State Bias
  • Outreach, Education and Altimetric Data Services
  • Precision Orbit Determination
  • Regional and Global CAL/VAL for Assembling a Climate Data Record
  • Science Results from Satellite Altimetry
    • Science I: Understanding and Quantifying Regional and Global Sea Level Budgets
    • Science II: Large Scale Ocean Circulation Variability and Change
    • Science III: Mesoscale and sub-mesoscale oceanography
    • Science IV: Altimetry for Cryosphere and Hydrology
  • Sentinel-6 Validation Team (S6VT) Meeting
  • Synergies Between Argo, GRACE and Altimetry
  • The Geoid, Mean Sea Surfaces and Mean Dynamic Topography (POSTER ONLY)
  • Tides, internal tides and high-frequency processes (POSTER ONLY)