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AARSE 2020 Conference

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 2019

 

Registration: Open

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EGU General Assembly 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.


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.


Abstract submission deadline: 15 January 2020


Early submission deadline for users applying for Travel Support: 1 December 2019

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CryoSat 10th Anniversary Science Conference

20 - 23 April 2020

The CryoSat 10th Anniversary Conference will be held from 20 to 23 April 2020 in Taormina (Sicily), Italy.

Over the last 10 years, CryoSat has not only delivered a wealth of information about Earth's changing ice, rather it has demonstrated that it can be a valuable data source for oceanography, hydrology and geodesy, surpassing expectations with a range of results that go far beyond its original goals.

While the conference focuses on the latest scientific results from the mission, it is also a celebration of the remarkable contribution that CryoSat has made to our understanding of the cryosphere and its role in the Earth system and the climate, and in turn, the impacts on society.


Abstract submission deadline: 20 December 2019

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Earth Explorers for Climate - The contribution from SMOS

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.


Abstract submission: December 2019


Registration: January 2020

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MicroRad 2020

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.

 

Registration will open soon

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AGU Fall Meeting 2019 - Session 'The global water cycle'

9 - 13 December 2019

The AGU Fall Meeting 2019 Conference is scheduled to take place from 09 to 13 December 2019, in San Francisco, California, USA.

 

Particularly interesting for the SMOS User community, the session "The global water cycle: Coupling and Exchanges between the ocean, land, and atmosphere" highlights water cycle research that describes linkages between the ocean, atmosphere, and land hydrology.

 

Contributions are invited on all aspects of water cycle research including analyses undertaken using in situ and spaceborne observations from current (e.g., SMAP, SMOS, GRACE-FO, GPM, GCOM-W), past (e.g., Aquarius, TRMM, GRACE), and future (e.g., SWOT, CIMR) satellite missions, estimates based on numerical models, data assimilation systems, as well as climate model projections and theoretical contributions.

 

We particularly welcome studies that consider multiple realms (the ocean, atmosphere, land surface and subsurface), and provide compelling evidence for linkages between these, describing coherent water cycle variability and change.

 

We welcome global and regional assessments across these interfaces, and contributions that demonstrate what needs to be observed to ensure that long-term changes in the water cycle are accurately quantified.

 

Registration is open

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European Space Week 2019

3 - 5 December 2019

The European Space Week will be held at the Helsinki Congress Paasitorni in Helsinki, Finland, from 3 to 5 December, 2019. This year's European Space Week focuses on the following central themes:

  • How space solutions can help to strengthen the EU's position as a global leader in climate action
  • New space economy for sustainable growth
  • Sustainable space economy: Saving space for future generations
  • Space solutions for a sustainable Arctic

Bringing together business, policy-makers, international experts and the space application user community, the event will present first-hand insights into the European Union's Space Programmes Copernicus and Galileo and updates on the New Space Economy, as well as discussing how space solutions can contribute to a sustainable Europe and a sustainable future.

 

With a mix of keynotes, panel discussions, networking opportunities, business matchmaking sessions and exhibitions, the EU Space Week provides the perfect setup for a productive exchange of game-changing ideas, future trends and current challenges.

 

Registration is open

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VH-RODA: Very High-Resolution Radar and Optical Data Assessment Workshop

18 - 22 November 2019

The VH-RODA workshop will be held in Frascati, Italy from 18 to 22 November 2019. The workshop, hosted by ESA/ESRIN, will provide an open forum for the presentation and discussion of the current status and future developments related to the calibration and validation of space borne very high-resolution SAR and optical sensors and data products.

The Very High-resolution Radar & Optical Data Assessment (VH-RODA) workshop will address the quality and capability of very high-resolution SAR and optical instruments from public and commercial remote sensing platforms. The workshop will focus on the exchange of information regarding data quality, instrument calibration and characterization methodologies, related procedures, on-board systems and needed ground-based infrastructures. The VH-RODA workshop is part of ESA's continuing commitment to remote sensing technology as an important tool in providing information to address critical science and societal matters.

Note that the VH-RODA workshop will be organised consecutively with the Committee on Earth Observation Satellites (CEOS) Working Group on Calibration and Validation (WGCV) SAR Subgroup, Synthetic Aperture Radar Workshop 2019 (CEOS SAR 2019). The CEOS SAR 2019 workshop will focus on current and future issues related to the calibration and validation of space borne SAR sensors and data products.


Registration deadline: 4 November 2019

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Copernicus Sentinel-5 Precursor Validation Team Workshop

11 - 14 November 2019

The purpose of this workshop is to gather feedback from the S5PVT about the uncertainty characterisation of all Sentinel-5P products that have been released to the public by the time of the S5PVT Workshop.

 

The objectives of the S5PVT workshop are to:

  • provide validation teams an up-to-date overview of the Sentinel-5P mission
  • present S5PVT calibration/validation results about the Sentinel-5P core products
  • assess the usefulness of Sentinel-5P core products for dedicated applications
  • discuss possible improved uncertainty characterization of the Sentinel-5P core products
  • foster cooperation and synergies among Cal/Val teams.

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Advanced Ocean Training Course 2019

04 - 08 November 2019

ESA, in cooperation with the Technical University of Crete, is organising an advanced Ocean Synergy Training Course devoted to training the next generation of Earth Observation scientists to exploit data from ESA and Third Party Mission instruments for ocean science and application development (e.g. with the Copernicus Sentinels). The course will be held at the Venetian Arsenali building at the Center of Mediterranean Architecture, Chania, in Crete (Greece) from 04 to 08 November 2019.

 

Using a series of lectures and laboratory classes, group-work and discussion, the aim of the course is to develop new skills in the application of complementary satellite ocean remote sensing data sets and their application in synergy for science and applications serving society.

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