CDN1: A Cal/Val site for ESA satellites operational, in West Crete

A new research infrastructure, called CDN1, has been established for the calibration of satellite altimeters, mainly of the European Space Agency. It is set up at an elevation of 1100 m, in west Crete, Greece. The objective is to support the commissioning of Sentinel-3 Topography mission.

This Satellite Altimeter Calibration site has been operational as of 1-Sept-2015. The first satellite calibration took place on 2-Oct-2015 for the Jason-2 satellite (American/French mission).

 Its major instrument is the microwave transponder, manufactured by the Technical University of Crete, and characterized at the European Space Agency facilities in the Netherlands.



Conference Presentations, Journal Publications

Mertikas, S. P., A. Daskalakis, I. N. Tziavos,O. B. Andersen, G. Vergos, A. Tripolitsiotis, V. Zervakis, X. Frantzis, P. Partsinevelos (2012). "Altimetry, Bathymetry and Geoid variations at the Gavdos permanent Cal/Val...[more]

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Schedule of GGEO 2008 Symposium

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Books from the Laboratory

Mertikas S. P. (editor, 1993). Global Positioning Systems in Geosciences, Proceedings of the International Workshop, Technical University of Crete, Chania, Greece, 8-10 June, 1992, Access soft, Athens, ISBN: 960-220-519-9.

 Mertikas S.P. (1994). Failure Detection in the Measurements of the Global Positioning System, Monograph, Department of Geomatics Engineering, University of Calgary, Canada.

 Mertikas S.P. (1999).  Remote Sensing and Digital Image Analysis, ION Publishing House, Athens, ISBN 960-405-949-1 (In Greek).

 Agioutantis Z. & Mertikas S.P. (2003). A Practical Guide for Technical Writing, ION Publishing House, Athens,. ISBN 960-411-394-1(In Greek).

Mertikas, SP. (Editor, 2010). “Gravity Geoid and Earth Observation”, International Association of Geodesy, IAG Commission 2: Gravity Field, Chania, Crete, Greece, 23-27 June 2008 (International Association of Geodesy Symposia), Vol. 135, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-10634, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2010.

Mertikas, S. P. (2011). “Geodesy, ground positioning and levelling”, in the Encyclopaedia of Solid Earth Geophysics, Article G., edited by Professor Harsh K. Gupta, Springer, New York.

 Mertikas, S. P. (2016). “Introduction to Geodesy, Satellite Positioning and Altimetry”, Klidarithmos Publishing House, Athens, ISBN : 978-960-461-721-0 (In Greek),