Welcome. Why a SWOT user survey?

The purpose of this survey is to identify the ways in which the proposed SWOT mission may be useful to operational, private, institutional, and other individuals and organizations. The SWOT Applications team will be launching a SWOT Early Adopters program in 2015 and are interested in identifying a broad community of users who will participate in pre-launch applications activities including meetings, briefings, and workshops.

In order to clearly measure effective means of communicating with our future user community, and optimal ways to disseminate information, we have compiled a series of questions that we hope will help us understand how the future SWOT data will support your decisions and processes. This survey will be used as an important benchmarking component of SWOT’s Applications program.

As a professional in hydrology or oceanography, you have been recommended as someone with insight into how SWOT data may be used after launch. The information you provide will help NASA, CNES and our partners at CSA and UKSA to better support your activities in the future.

The SWOT satellite is currently scheduled to launch in late 2020, so the data products we suggest in this survey are for discussion purposes only. The final data products, as well as the attributes of those products, will be determined by the SWOT Project Team prior to launch. 

If you would like further information about this survey or to request a pdf version, please contact Margaret Srinivasan (margaret.srinivasan'at'jpl.nasa.gov), or Alice Andral (alice.andral'at'cnes.fr).

For more information about the SWOT mission, see http://swot.jpl.nasa.gov and http://smsc.cnes.fr/SWOT/

Thank you for participating in our survey. Your feedback is important.