24 January 2020
The International Space Science Institute (ISSI) in Bern, Switzerland, and ISSI-BJ in Beijing, China, invite proposals for establishing International Teams to conduct on its premises research activities in Space Sciences, based on the interdisciplinary analysis and evaluation of data from spacecraft and possible integration with ground data and theoretical models.
22 January 2020
ESA is pleased to announce, jointly with the National Remote Sensing Center of China (NRSCC) under the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST), the release of the Dragon 5 Cooperation Call for proposals.
Abstract submission is now open for the EO for agriculture under pressure workshop, which will take place from 25 to 29 May 2020 at ESA-ESRIN in Frascati, Italy.
The deadline for abstract submission is 21 February 2020.
Earth Observation Events
16 - 20 March 2020
The Aeolus Cal/Val and Science workshop is an ESA organized workshop and will be held in Darmstadt, Germany from 16-20 March 2020, and is kindly co-hosted by EUMETSAT and the German Aerospace Center (DLR).
The yearly Aeolus Cal/Val and Science workshops are the main forum for reporting on mission status and product evolution, for informing and coordinating mission Cal/Val activities, as well as reporting on results on NWP impact assessments and further scientific exploitation of the Aeolus data.
At the 2019 Aeolus CAL/VAL and Science workshop, first in-orbit results from the Aeolus CAL/VAL and science teams were presented. At the 2020 workshop, further and more consolidated results from these teams will be presented, as well as work done by new scientific teams who have joined the Aeolus CAL/VAL and science efforts in 2019.
Registration deadline: 1 March 2020
18 - 20 March 2020
The European Space Agency is organising the symposium "Earth Explorers for Climate - The contribution from SMOS" from 18 to 20 March 2020, at the Eden Project in Cornwall, UK, in celebration of the 10th anniversary of the SMOS mission.
The objective of this symposium is to take stock of the contributions of SMOS to science and research during the last 10 years and to have an outlook and set the priorities for the next 10 years with a particular focus on climate research.
23 - 27 March 2020
The 16th Specialist Meeting on Microwave Radiometry and Remote Sensing of the Environment (MicroRad 2020) will be held from 23 to 27 March 2020 at the Santa Apollonia Auditorium in Florence, Italy. The event is organised by the Centro di Telerilevamento a Microonde (CETEM) and the Istituto di Fisica Applicata (IFAC-CNR).
Participation in MicroRad2020 meeting is open to all individuals interested in or working in the fields of passive microwave remote sensing; the microwave radiometry community is invited to present new research results and instrument designs in the field of remote sensing of land, ocean, cryosphere and atmosphere.
Thanks to an ESA sponsorship, travel support can be provided to a selection of 10 students, to encourage the participation of young scientists to the event. In order to be eligible for receiving the support, students must submit an abstract to the conference as first author. Further details on the MicroRad2020 website.
Early Registration deadline: 21 February 2020
3 - 8 May 2020
The European Geoscience Union (EGU) General Assembly 2020 will take place in Vienna, Austria, from 3 to 8 May 2020, bringing together geoscientists from all over the world to one meeting covering all disciplines of the Earth, planetary, and space sciences.
25 - 29 May 2020
ESA and EC DG-RTD are jointly organising the EO for Agriculture under Pressure Workshop from 25 to 29 May 2020 in ESA-ESRIN, Frascati, Italy.
The workshop aims at discussing the latest scientific results in terms of applying Earth Observation to agricultural monitoring and supporting a climate-resilient, climate-neutral and environment-friendly agriculture.
A further goal is to identify key scientific challenges to be addressed in order to advance towards such a sustainable agriculture providing food security for all.
17 - 19 June 2020
The EO for Polar Science Workshop will be held at the Tivoli Congress Centre in Copenhagen, Denmark, from 17 to 19 June 2020.
Polar regions have experienced the most rapid rates of warming in recent years and its expected impacts will exceed those forecasted for many other regions in the planet resulting in local, regional and globally significant consequences affecting natural ecosystems and human activities. Improving our observation capacity and enhancing the basic understanding of the different drivers and processes governing those changes and translate that knowledge into actionable solutions for society is a major challenge for the future. Earth Observation from space and Earth system science will represent an essential element in this process.
This workshop aims at assessing the latest advancement in the use of EO technology for Polar science, exploring the main challenges and opportunities for the coming decade and consulting with the community to contribute to define a common scientific agenda for the future.
The meeting is open to EO scientists, polar researchers and students, modellers, Earth system and climate scientists, industry, operational agencies, policy makers, representatives of local communities and other stakeholders interested in sharing their knowledge and experience and contributing to drive the European polar scientific agenda.
Abstract Submission deadline: 17 March 2020
22 - 26 June 2020
FRINGE 2020 is the 11th International Workshop on "Advances in the Science and Applications of SAR Interferometry and Sentinel-1 InSAR" and will take place on 22 to 26 June at Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands.
The Fringe series of workshops started in 1992 and are currently organised by ESA every 2-3 years.
Fringe 2020 is a free workshop open to scientists, students and Copernicus Sentinel-1 data users, as well as representatives from national, European and international space agencies and value adding industries.
Abstract Submission deadline: 10 March 2020
Registration opens 6 April 2020
26 - 30 October 2020
The AARSE international conference is conducted biennially across Africa and in 2020 will be held in Kigali, Rwanda from 26 to 30 October.
AARSE is the premier forum in Africa for research on remote sensing technologies and geospatial information science, gathering leading scholars from the remote sensing and related communities.
This conference, under the theme 'Space and geospatial technologies for the Africa we want' will be a major event in the African and international community of Earth observation and geo-spatial information science in 2020; it will be organized by the African Association of Remote Sensing of the Environment (AARSE) and the Institut d'Enseignement Supérieur de Ruhengeri (Ines-Ruhengeri).
Abstract submission: 27 March 2020
Registration is open