This 2023 SWOT Science team meeting, organized 9 months after the successful launch of the mission, will be the first opportunity to present and discuss the early results obtained from SWOT data over all surfaces. It will also be an opportunity to discuss the initial field work programs performed in 2023, aimed at collecting independent in-situ and airborne data required for the calibration and validation of the mission products.
The project teams from NASA and CNES will provide a detailed review of the current processing algorithms and on-going working plan for the release of initial pre-validated data products. The Science Team members will provide poster overviews of their SWOT preparation studies, and will discuss their validation plans for the key Science Validation Phase starting after the meeting.
The objectives of the SWOT Validation Meeting, scheduled for early 2024, will be detailed as well as the calendar for the potential reprocessing of early mission products.