16 - 20 November 2020
The 16th Specialist Meeting on Microwave Radiometry and Remote Sensing of the Environment (MicroRad 2020) will be held from 16 to 20 November 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.
Meeting postponed and will now take place on 16 to 20 November: Read the communication by the organisers
2 - 6 November 2020
The Aeolus Cal/Val and Science workshop has been rescheduled to take place on the 2-6 November 2020, at EUMETSAT, Darmstadt, (Germany).
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.
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
5 - 8 October 2020
The CryoSat 10th Anniversary Conference will take place from 5 to 8 October 2020 in Taormina (Sicily), Italy.
The conference was due to take place in March, but has been postponed due to the COVID-19 situation.
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.
Due to the rescheduling of the conference, Registration will reopen on 1 June 2020
21 - 25 September 2020
The European Space Agency (ESA) is organising an Advanced Training Course on Land Remote Sensing with the focus on Earth Observation and Artificial Intelligence for Forestry.
This course is dedicated to training the next generation of Earth Observation (EO) scientists and experts working in forestry domain to exploit data from EO missions (e.g. the Copernicus Sentinels) and use Artificial Intelligence (AI) for science and applications development.
The course will be held at the University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Civil and Geodetic Engineering (FGG), Slovenia, from 21 to 25 September 2020.
Application submission is open until 1 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.
This workshop could be postponed and is currently under review; meanwhile the abstract submission interface will remain open. Please see guidance on the event website.
This event is now postponed
The EO for Polar Science Workshop is now postponed, please see the event website for any further updates.
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.
Extended Abstract submission deadline: 17 April 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.
This event is now cancelled
Due to the COVID-19 virus outbreak in Europe, the EGU General Assembly 2020 in Vienna has been cancelled, to be replaced by the ‘EGU2020: Sharing Geoscience Online' (#shareEGU20) initiative, a week-long series of online activities during the first week of May to support the EGU community by fostering scientific communication.
This event is now postponed
The European Space Agency is organising the symposium "Earth Explorers for Climate - The contribution from SMOS" was due to take place on 18 to 20 March 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.
This symposium is now postponed. Please see more details on the SMOS 2020 website.
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