Quality Working Group Introduction

The PROBA-V Quality Working Group (QWG) was established in November 2014 with the following objectives:

  • Inform on and discuss the PROBA-V quality maintenance at both operational and scientific level with key user groups, supporting team members, and ¬†funding partners.
  • Preserve observational consistency and continuity with previous (SPOT-VGT) and follow-up (Sentinel-2 and -3) missions.

The QWG meets twice a year and its core members comprise representatives from:

  • Key user groups
    • Copernicus Global Land Service (CGLS, France)
    • Universit√© Catholique de Louvain (UCL, Belgium)
    • Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences (RBINS, Belgium)
    • University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU, Austria)
  • Funding partners
    • European Space Agency (ESA, Italy/Netherlands/Belgium)
    • Belgian Science Polciy Office (BELSPO, Belgium)
  • Project Team and Supporting Members:
    • Flemish Institute for Technological Research (VITO, Belgium)
    • ESA
    • Serco (Italy)
    • Brockmann Consult (Germany)
    • ACRI (France)

The Quality Working Group is occasionally extended by one or more invited experts for discussions on specific scientific topics.

A list with QWG Members and Contact Point can be found in the subsections.