VH-RODA: Very High-resolution Radar & Optical Data Assessment workshop
and CEOS SAR 2019 workshop

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The Very High-resolution Radar & Optical Data Assessment (VH-RODA) and CEOS WGCV SAR 2019 workshop will be held in Frascati, Italy from 18–22 November 2019.

The Workshop, hosted by ESA/ESRIN, will provide an open forum (new space and institutional) for the presentation and discussion of current status and future developments related to the calibration and validation of space borne very high-resolution SAR and optical sensors and data products. 


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  • Processing algorithms
  • Calibration requirements and definitions
  • Calibration targets and sites
  • Calibration methodology and techniques
  • Innovative instrument concepts
  • Analysis Ready Data (ARD)
  • Calibration of future missions
  • Radiometric Validation
  • Cross Calibration / Validation
  • Fields campaigns / In-situ measurements / FRM
  • Operational quality control
  • Calibration database
  • Product Validation
  • Artificial Intelligence for Cal/Val
  • Digital Elevation Model (DEM)
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Abstract submission opening

6 March 2019

Abstract submission closing

20 September 2019

Acceptance notification

4 October 2019

Registration deadline

4 November 2019

VH-RODA and CEOS SAR workshop

18-22 November 2019


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You can register here if you would like to participate in VH-RODA and CEOS SAR 2019.
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ESRIN is located in Frascati, a small town 20 km south of Rome in Italy.


Meeting Room Big Hall (building 14) 
Largo Galileo Galilei, 1
00044 Frascati (RM)


ESRIN is connected by train with the Rome central station (Termini) How to get to ESRIN

Hotels in Frascati

You can find accommodation deals and hotel list for booking your hotel in Frascati HERE

This can be used as a baseline for the reservations via booking.com or hotels.com.
Note that there are no agreed rates with hotels nearby (by the way the online booking is cheaper than our block booking)
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VH-RODA Organisation committee
Philippe Goryl (ESA)
Valentina Boccia (ESA)
Giuseppe Ottavianelli (ESA)
Alessandro Piro (Serco)


CEOS SAR 2019 Workshop Organisation committee
Nuno Miranda (ESA)
Clément Albinet (ESA)
Bruce Chapman (JPL)
Dirk Geudtner (ESA)


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Philippe Goryl, ESA - European Space Agency

Dr Rosa Loizzo,  ASI – Italian Space Agency

Patrice Henry, CNES – Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales

Dr Nigel Fox, UKSA - United Kingdom Space Agency

Dr. rer. nat. Albrecht von Bargen, DLR - Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt

The CEOS cal/val workshop has its own scientific committee

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For any information do not hesitate to contact vh-roda@esa.int