In 2012 we are celebrating the twenty-year anniversary of the launch of ERS-1 and TOPEX/POSEIDON. To mark this occasion the European Space Agency, in collaboration with the French Space Agency, CNES, is organising an exceptional Symposium on "20 Years of Progress in Radar Altimetry". This follows on from the "15 Years of Progress in Radar Altimetry" Symposium in 2006, deemed an important landmark by the participants and the readership of the Proceedings.
During the Symposium week, several related altimetry events will take place, including the annual meeting of the Ocean Surface Topography Science Team (OSTST), the International Doris Service (IDS) Workshop and the Argo Science Workshop. Other thematic workshops (like Sea Level for Climate, Coastal Altimetry) are being organised in or around the same week.
The main event will be held over 6 days, from Monday 24 to Saturday 29 of September 2012, in Venice-Lido, Italy and will be supported by other partner agencies and organisations supporting the development of altimetry.
Watch the altimetry symposium live from Venice