The Symposium is organized around oral and poster presentations selected by the Scientific Committee.  After a plenary opening session on “30 Years of Progress in Radar Altimetry: a historical perspective” with keynote presentations, parallel and poster sessions will be scheduled on dedicated topics: 

  • 30 Years of Progress in Radar Altimetry: a historical perspective (keynote presentations)
  • Advances in our understanding of the dynamic ocean
  • Advances in our understanding of coastal processes
  • Advances in our understanding of the polar ocean
  • Altimetric contributions to gravity field, marine geoid, bathymetry modeling and orbit determination
  • Altimetry over Land and Inland Water
  • Advances in our understanding of the Cryosphere
  • Building the 30-year altimetric record: challenges and achievements
  • Synergy between Altimetry, other data and models: "The integrated approach"
  • Outreach
  • Outlook: the next generation altimetry
  • IDS
  • S3 - S6 VT

Discussions will be scheduled within sessions and appropriate seed questions prepared by the Scientific Committee and session co-chairs will trigger the discussion. All participants can anticipate seed questions and send them to the Organising Committee and session co-chairs.Summary reports of the discussions that lead to recommendations from the Community will be given in the closing plenary session. 

Presenters of both oral and poster presentations will have the opportunity to submit their contributions to a peer-reviewed Journal Special Issue within three months after the Symposium. The outcome of the Symposium will include a "Summary and Recommendations" document, an essential document that will advise on future investments in Altimetry.

The Saturday will be devoted to a training on Fully-Focused SAR processing and SWOT measurement principle and processing algorithms covering inland water, oceanography and the cryosphere. Space will be limited, so please register early.