to: 07 Feb 2020


ESA ESRIN, Rome, Italy


The Coastal Altimetry Community (, that is the international community of scientists, engineers and managers working on developing applications of altimetry in the coastal zone, invites you to the European Space Agency establishment in Frascati (Italy), ESA-ESRIN, for the 12th Edition of the Coastal Altimetry Workshop (CAW-12) on 4-7 February 2020, including a Coastal Altimetry Training for Early Career Scientists.

The coastal zone has become a recognised mission target for present and future satellite altimetry missions, also thanks to the successful results of SARin & SAR altimetry, from CryoSat-2 and Sentinel-3, and Ka-band altimetry from SARAL/AltiKa. This Workshop aims at being once again a lively forum for a community-led review of the science and applications of coastal altimetry, from data processing through emerging applications to new technologies.

The workshop will feature studies using the latest missions (Sentinel-3A/B, CryoSat-2, HY-2, AltiKa and Jason-3) and the anticipation of synergies with the SWOT mission.

Dedicated sessions will cover Sea Level, Dynamic Topography, Currents, Winds and Waves, Sea State, Extreme Events, etc. , exploiting altimetry and other data for both real-time monitoring and long-term change studies.

As in previous editions of the Workshop, requirements from the users are expected to stimulate the improvement of present and the shaping of future applications, spaceborne and in situ products & models, and consolidate the recurring requirements for a Global Coastal Altimetry Product Standard.

The International Coastal Altimetry Community website can be accessed at: