The Copernicus Sentinel-6 ocean mission, with Remko Scharroo

Season 1, Episode 7,   Nov 11, 2020, 09:48 AM

In episode seven, we’re deep-diving into the world of altimetry with expert, Remko Scharroo (EUMETSAT). New to altimetry? No problem, Remko explains exactly what it is and why it’s such an important part of the mission. 

The Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich satellite, launched on 21 November 2020, will join the Copernicus Sentinel family and continue the unique record of mean sea level measurements, now with more accurate observations and state-of-the-art instruments on board. EUMETSAT will take over operations of the satellite from the European Space Agency after a three-day testing period, in which checks will be made to ensure everything is working properly.

We hope you enjoy listening to Remko, Hayley Evers-King (EUMETSAT) and host, Mark Higgins in this latest episode and learn more about why Sentinel-6 data will be crucial for climate monitoring and forecasting high-impact weather events.