Project title:

SaTellite pRoducts vAlidaTion USing ground based lidar stations

General description:

The main goal of the project is to offer the means to validate and calibrate satellite observations by offering a wide range of ground based unbiased atmospheric products over extended time scales and monitor the stability of satellite products over the envisaged locations. Calibration-validation (CAL-VAL) activities are provisioned for the future ESA Earth Observation missions (Sentinel 5, 5P, ADM-AEOLUS).


Duration of the project: 

  • 2017-2019


  • Romanian Space Agency – STAR Programme – Earth Observation


  •     INOE 2000 – N. I. of R&D for Optoelectronics, Magurele, Romania (CO)
  •     Babeș-Bolyai University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania (P1)



  •     Satellite and their products description;
  •     Ground based lidar stations and associated products description;
  •     Data-base containing correlative measurements;
  •     Evolution and stability in time of satellites products.