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VH-RODA 2023

27-Nov - 30-Nov 2023

Frascati, Italy

The Very High-resolution Radar & Optical Data Assessment (VH-RODA) 2023 Workshop will be held in ESA-ESRIN, Frascati (Italy), from 27 - 30 November 2023.

The 4th Edition of the VH-RODA Workshop will provide an open forum (for the new space, commercial and institutional space sectors) for presenting and discussing about the current status and future developments related to Earth Observation (EO) data quality, calibration and validation of space-borne very high-resolution SAR and Optical constellations, sensors and data products, with a dedicated focus on commercial EO data providers and related Cal/Val activities, synergies between optical and SAR communities, presentation of standards and best practices for data quality.

Workshop Topics

  • Calibration Techniques (requirements, definitions, database, methodologies)
  • Calibration Sites (cross-cal/val, intercalibration, field campaigns)
  • Fiducial Reference Measurements
  • Analysis Ready Data, Digital Elevation Models
  • Quality Control, Best Practices, Product Validation
  • Processing and Algorithms (including Artificial Intelligence for Cal/Val)
  • Cal/Val and Data quality for Constellations and Big Data
  • Calibration of Future Missions (Innovative instrument concepts)

Schedule and Deadlines

Abstract submission openingsJuly 2023
Abstract submission deadline16 October
Acceptance notification30 October
Registration deadline13 November
VH-RODA Workshop27 - 30 November 2023


Will be published after abstract acceptance.


Click here to register.

Abstract Submission

Click here to submit your abstract.


Venue and Accommodation 

ESA’s Centre for Earth Observation (ESRIN) will host the conference. It is located in Frascati, a small town 20km south-east of Rome in Italy.

Please click here for information about how to travel to ESRIN.


Location Address:

ESA-ESRINLargo Galileo Galilei, 100044 Frascati (RM), Italy


Please find here a list of hotels in Frascati centre recommended by ESA:
Hotel Antica Colonia
Hotel Bellavista
Hotel CaccianiHotel Colonna
Hotel Flora
Hotel Villa Mercede
Hotel Villa Tuscolana


Scientific Committee

  • Philippe Goryl, Valentina Boccia, Clément Albinet and Leonardo De Laurentiis (ESA)
  • Aime Meygret, Steven Hosford (CNES)
  • Laura La Porta, Sebastian Fischer (DLR)
  • Nigel Fox (UKSA)
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Workshop Organising Committee

  • Philippe Goryl (ESA)
  • Clément Albinet (ESA)
  • Sabrina Pinori (Serco)
  • Valentina Boccia (ESA)
  • Peggy Fischer (ESA)
  • Muriel Pinheiro (ESA)
  • Leonardo De Laurentiis (ESA)
  • Antonio Valentino (RHEA)
  • Rosalia Fonseca (ESA)
  • Montserrat Del Riego Gelabert (SOLENIX)
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Contact Information

For any information about the VH-RODA Workshop, please email


Previous Editions

VH-RODA 2022

VH-RODA 2021

VH-RODA and CEOS SAR workshop 2019




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