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VH-RODA 2021 Workshop

20-Apr - 23-Apr 2021

Virtual event

The Very High-resolution Radar & Optical Data Assessment (VH-RODA) 2021 workshop will be on line from 20–23 April 2021.
The 2nd Edition of the Workshop will provide an open forum (new space, commercial and institutional) 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, focusing the attention on the commercial entities in 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 and Techniques (cross-cal/val, intercalibration, field campaigns, FRM)
  • ARD, DEM
  • Calibration of Future Missions (Innovative instrument concepts)
  • Quality Control, Best Practice, Product Validation
  • Processing and Algorithms (incl. AI for cal./val.)

Schedule and Deadlines

  Registration deadline  15 April 2021
  VH-RODA workshop  20-23 April 2021





Registration to participate in VH-RODA 2021 was closed on 15 April 2021.

One week before the event, registered participants shall receive an e-mail with information and details to access to the workshop



  VH-RODA Organisation committee

  Philippe Goryl (ESA)
  Valentina Boccia (ESA)
  Giuseppe Ottavianelli (ESA)
  Clément Albinet (ESA)
  Antonio Valentino (RHEA)
  Alessandro Piro (Serco)
  Rosalia Fonseca (ESA)



ESA Serco logo Telespazio logo Rhea logo

Scientific Committee

ESA logo
CNES logo
DLR logo
ASI logo
Philippe Goryl, Valentina Boccia, Clément Albinet, Ferran Gascon,
ESA - European Space Agency
Steven Hosford,  Patrice Henry,
CNES – Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales
Dr. rer. nat. Albrecht von Bargen,
DLR - Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt
Ettore Lopinto, Luca Fasano,
ASI – Italian Space Agency
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Dr Nigel Fox,
UKSA - United Kingdom Space Agency  / NPL - National Physical Laboratory



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