23 January 2018
This animation shows how satellite data and ESA's Climate Change Initiative are mapping land cover around the globe. As well as showing how vegetation changes with the season, these maps are updated every year to show how land cover is changing in the longer term.
26 January 2018
The call for abstracts is open for the "International Review Workshop On Satellite Altimetry Cal/Val Activities and Applications". This International Review is to be held in Chania, Crete, Greece, from 23 to 26 April 2018 and is sponsored by the European Space Agency, EUMETSAT and the IAG/IUGG Commission 2.
The abstract submission deadline is 31 January 2018.
Earth Observation Events
27 February - 01 March 2018
Following the successful LPVE 2014, the European Space Agency (ESA) is inviting scientists and Cal/Val experts to present the latest results from their on-going research, including the evolution of products, the latest development in validation, the inter-comparison methodologies and the evolution of algorithms, at the 2018 Workshop on Land Product Validation and Evolution (LPVE 2018).
The workshop will be held at ESA/ESRIN, Frascati, Italy, from 27 February to 01 March 2018; it intends to address the following objectives:
27 - 28 March 2018
The European Space Agency is organising the 2nd Mapping Water Bodies from Space Conference. This conference will be held at ESA-ESRIN in Frascati, Italy, on 27 and 28 March 2018.
The purpose of this conference is to provide scientists and data users with the opportunity to present first-hand and up-to-date results from their on-going research and application development activities by using data from past and current satellites.
The conference is open to ESA Principal Investigators and Co-investigators, Sentinel users, Scientists, Students, Representatives from national, European and international space agencies, research labs and value adding industries.
27 - 30 March 2018
The 15th Specialist Meeting on Microwave Radiometry and Remote Sensing of the Environment (MicroRad 2018) will be held from 27 to 30 March 2018 at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology campus in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA.
MicroRad 2018 is an international forum for presenting recent achievements in instrumentation and engineering as well as scientific applications of microwave radiometry. MicroRad 2018 is sponsored by the Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society (GRSS) of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the Microwave Remote Sensing Center (MRSC-CeTeM) and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Proceedings from the MicroRad conference will be archived by IEEE in IEEE Xplore. A special issue/section of the IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing (JSTARS) is planned for the publication of original and peer-reviewed papers presented at the meeting.
08 - 13 April 2018
The General Assembly 2018 of the European Geosciences Union (EGU 2018) will be held at the Austria Center Vienna (ACV) in Vienna, Austria, from 8 to 13 April 2018. The assembly will bring together geoscientists from all over the world to one meeting covering all disciplines of the Earth, planetary and space sciences, and is open to scientists of all nations.
The EGU aims to provide a forum where scientists, especially early career researchers, can present their work and discuss their ideas with experts in all fields of geoscience.
For the second year in a row, the EGU is offering a mentoring programme for novice conference attendees, students, and early career scientists at its annual General Assembly, to facilitate new connections that may lead to long-term professional relationships within the Earth, planetary, and space science communities. It promises to be a rewarding experience for both mentees and mentors, so do consider signing up within the Mentoring Programme application deadline of 31 January 2018.
23 - 26 April 2018
An International Review Workshop on Satellite Altimetry Cal/Val Activities and Applications is to be held in Chania, Crete, Greece, 23-26 April 2018. It is a Scientific Meeting sponsored by the European Space Agency, EUMETSAT and the IAG/IUGG Commission 2.
The aim is to present the latest research results in the field of satellite altimetry calibration and altimetry applications for monitoring ocean changes and for improving Earth observation in an objective, continuous, homogeneous and reliable manner, free of errors and biases, and tied from one altimetry mission to the next.
The objectives of the workshop is to help support long-term monitoring of climate changes by understanding better environmental changes on the world's oceans, terrestrial surface waters, but also on Arctic and Antarctic polar regions.
The final outcome is to establish and promote a scientific roadmap with procedures, protocols, guidelines, and best practices in an open and transparent way to be followed by any international group working on satellite altimetry to attain SI traceability of their measurements, results and data products.
07 - 10 May 2018
The European Space Agency is organising the fifth Advances in SAR Oceanography workshop, SeaSAR 2018, which will be hosted in ESA-ESRIN from 07 to 10 May 2018.
The workshop is part of the #EOScience4Society – Scientific Exploitation Programme element aimed at exploiting data from ESA and operational EO Missions (e.g. Copernicus Sentinels) for science and application development.
The workshop is open to ESA Principal Investigators, co-investigators, Sentinel-1 users, scientists, students, representatives from national, European and international space agencies and value adding industries.
29 - 31 May 2018
The European Space Agency (ESA) in cooperation with the Belgian Science Policy Office (BELSPO) have organised the second Proba-V Symposium, which will take place in Ostend, Belgium, from 29 to 31 May 2018.
The symposium will promote the scientific and operational exploitation of Proba-V data and is open to Proba-V users, scientists, students, representatives from national, European and international agencies, operational end-users and value adding industries.
11 - 15 June 2018
The international science community is invited to participate in the EarthCARE Science and Validation Workshop, which is jointly organised by the German Aerospace Center (DLR), the German EarthCARE Project Office at the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M) and the European Space Agency (ESA), in cooperation with our partners, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and the National Institute of Information and Communication Technology (NICT).
The workshop - which will take place in Bonn, Germany, from 11 to 15 June 2018 - will provide the forum for the discussion of the preparation of the EarthCARE mission exploitation and its product validation.
It combines the Seventh International EarthCARE Science Workshop and the First ESA EarthCARE Validation Workshop, following ESA's Announcement of Opportunity for submitting proposals for the calibration and validation of EarthCARE, to organise the activities of the Principal Investigators. The workshops will be arranged side-by-side in respective morning and evening sessions during the week.
Registration is open
14 - 22 July 2018
The 42nd Scientific Assembly of the Committee on Space Research (COSPAR) will be held in Pasadena, California, USA, from 14 to 22 July 2018.
See the list of scientific events (sessions) under the COSPAR Scientific Commission (Space Studies of the Earth's Surface, Meteorology and Climate).
Event A2.1 'Scientific Exploitation of Oceanographic Measurements From New Missions and Heritage Data Sets' is particularly noteworthy, as the aim of this session is to foster scientific applications of satellite measurements from past and current missions to study variability of the ocean and its relationships with changes in other elements of the Earth system, including atmosphere, cryosphere, and land.
We invite contributions to all aspects of satellite oceanography associated with the use of satellite observations and derived estimates of various oceanographic parameters, including sea surface temperature, height, and salinity, ocean surface wind and current, ocean colour, and sea ice. Potential topics include scientific analysis of these data and their assimilation into models. Synergistic use of satellite measurements of different oceanic parameters is particularly encouraged.
24 - 29 September 2018
Following on from the 15 Years and 20 Years of Progress in Radar Altimetry Symposia in 2006 and 2012, both deemed very successful landmarks by the participants and the readership of the Proceedings, we have now reached the 25-year anniversary of the first supply of ERS-1 and TOPEX/Poseidon data products to the Altimetry Community.
To mark the occasion, the European Space Agency (ESA) in collaboration with the French Space Agency (CNES) is organising an exceptional Symposium on "25 years of Progress in Radar Altimetry". The event will take place in Ponta Delgada, São Miguel Island, Azores Archipelago (Portugal) from 24 to 29 September 2018, and will be sponsored by other partner agencies and organisations supporting the development of altimetry.
Along with the symposium, related events will take place in the same week which includes the annual meeting of the Ocean Surface Topography Science Team (OSTST) and the International DORIS Service (IDS) Workshop.