VH-RODA 2022

7 Nov - 10 Nov 2022

ESA-ESRIN, Frascati, Italy


The Very High-resolution Radar & Optical Data Assessment (VH-RODA) 2022 Workshop will be held in Frascati, Italy, from 7 to 10 November, 2022.

The 3rd 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 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 Practice, Product Validation
  • Processing and Algorithms (incl. 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

Details Deadline
Abstract submission opening July 2022
Abstract submission closing 26 September
Acceptance notification 10 October
Registration deadline 24 October


The 3rd VH-RODA Workshop agenda will be available soon.


3rd VH-RODA Workshop Organising Committee

  • Philippe Goryl (ESA)
  • Clément Albinet (ESA)
  • Valentina Boccia (ESA)
  • Peggy Fischer (ESA)
  • Muriel Pinheiro (ESA)
  • Leonardo De Laurentiis (ESA)
  • Antonio Valentino (RHEA)
  • Rosalia Fonseca (ESA)

Contact Information

For any information about the VH-RODA Workshop, please email vh-roda@esa.int


The workshop registration will open in July.