Minimize VH-RODA: Very High-resolution Radar & Optical Data Assessment workshop
Minimize Background

The Very High-resolution Radar & Optical Data Assessment (VH-RODA) workshop will be held in Frascati, Italy from 18-22 November 2019. The Workshop, hosted by ESA/ESRIN, will provide an open forum 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.

Note that the VH-RODA workshop will be organised consecutively to 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.

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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)
Minimize Schedule and Deadlines


Abstract submission opening

6 March 2019

Abstract submission closing

20 September 2019

Acceptance notification

4 October 2019


4 November 2019

VH-RODA and CEOS SAR workshop

18-22 November 2019


Minimize Registration
You can register here if you would like to participate in VH-RODA.
Minimize Venue

The Workshop is hosted in ESA-ESRIN facilities:

Largo Galileo Galilei, 1

00044 Frascati RM


Minimize Organisation
Organisation committee
Clément Albinet (ESA)
Valentina Boccia (ESA)
Alessandro Piro (Serco)


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Dr. Rosa Loizzo,  ASI – Italian Space Agency


Minimize Contact Information

For any information do not hesitate to contact