VH-RODA and CEOS SAR workshop

18 Nov - 22 Nov 2019

Frascati, Italy


VH-RODA optical group


VH-RODA group

The Very High-resolution Radar & Optical Data Assessment (VH-RODA) and CEOS WGCV SAR 2019 workshop was held in Frascati, Italy from 18 to 22 November 2019.

The workshop, hosted by ESA/ESRIN, provided an open forum for the presentation and discussion of current status and future developments related to the calibration and validation of space borne very high-resolution SAR and optical sensors and data products.

Workshop topics:

  • Processing algorithms
  • Calibration requirements and definitions
  • Calibration targets and sites
  • Calibration methodology and techniques
  • Innovative instrument concepts
  • Analysis Ready Data (ARD)
  • Calibration of future missions
  • Radiometric Validation
  • Cross Calibration / Validation
  • Fields campaigns / In-situ measurements / FRM
  • Operational quality control
  • Calibration database
  • Product Validation
  • Artificial Intelligence for Cal/Val
  • Digital Elevation Model (DEM)


VH-RODA organisation committee

  • Philippe Goryl (ESA)
  • Valentina Boccia (ESA)
  • Giuseppe Ottavianelli (ESA)
  • Alessandro Piro (Serco)
  • Rosalia Fonseca (ESA)

CEOS SAR 2019 workshop organisation committee

  • Nuno Miranda (ESA)
  • Clément Albinet (ESA)
  • Bruce Chapman (JPL)
  • Dirk Geudtner (ESA)
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Scientific Committee

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Philippe Goryl, ESA - European Space Agency
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Dr Rosa Loizzo, ASI – Italian Space Agency
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Patrice Henry, CNES – Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales
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Dr Nigel Fox, UKSA - United Kingdom Space Agency
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Dr. rer. nat. Albrecht von Bargen, DLR - Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt

The CEOS cal/val workshop had its own scientific committee.

Contact us

If you need further information about this workshop, please contact vh-roda@esa.int