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Below you can find upcoming Earth Observation events from around the world. These events examine and discuss the many different aspects and applications of the Earth Observation field.

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HAPS4ESA

09 - 10 October 2017

Organisations: ESA

Location: Noordwijk, Netherlands

The objective of the workshop is to identify potential synergies between High Altitude Pseudo Satellites (HAPS) and satellites in the domains of Earth Observation, Telecommunication and Navigation.Contributions to the following topics are invited:

  • Platforms: State-of-the-Art and future HAPS.
  • Synergies of HAPS Payloads
  • Ground segment solutions for HAPS
  • Demonstration activities and prototyping campaigns
  • Operations solutions for HAPS
  • Regulatory topics: airspace regulation for HAPS with a focus on Europe, airworthiness, spectrum.

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Satellite Applications for the Alps

10 October 2017

Organisations: Eurisy

Location: Brixen, Italy

Workshop Overview:

Eurisy, together with IDM Südtirol and Berchtesgaden Satellite Navigation Cluster are happy to invite you to a conference dedicated to satellite applications for search and rescue in the Alps! This conference will be held in the framework of the week-long International Mountain Summit, a prestigious annual event gathering the mountaineering community.

The objective of the event is to gather stakeholders of search and rescue in the Alps, and representatives of the space community (decision-makers, research organisations, service providers). Together, they will discuss the premise that satellite services serve the interests of the search and rescue community better when shared and used as common solutions, across the borders, rather than when used individually.

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Copernicus4Energy

12 October 2017

Organisations: Copernicus, European Commission

Location: Brussels, Belgium

Registration closes: 08 October 2017

Workshop Overview:

The Copernicus4Energy workshop intends to bring together stakeholders of the Earth Observation (EO) and the Energy sectors, in view of highlighting the potential of Copernicus to contribute to current and emerging needs of the energy industries, and especially the energy transition.

The objectives of the workshop are:

  • To identify intermediate and end-users' needs and requirements in the Energy sector;
  • To present the current Copernicus offer in terms of data and service information for the energy sector;
  • To assess and characterise EO-based applications supporting energy industries and policies at EU and global level, including key complementary data either in situ or socio-economic or private which would need to be combined with EO for validation or further added-value processing;
  • To discuss the way forward in terms of new Copernicus products and evolution of the programme's Space Component, with a focus on the necessary data analytics, computing science or modelling required to develop new energy services/products/solutions for the end users (processing, modelling, in situ data or socio-economic data).

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IEOS2017 and Copernicus Training and Information Session

02 - 03 November 2017

Organisation: Copernicus and Maynooth University

Location: Co. Kildare, Ireland

Overviews:

These two events aim at strengthening the linkages between Researchers, Technologists, Service-Providers & End-Users for more effective exploitation of EO data & information services across Ireland. Support is being provided by the Geomatics Surveying Professional Group of the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland (SCSI) and the Irish Organisation for Geographic Information (IRLOGI).


IEOS2017

The Irish Earth Observation Symposium (IEOS) 2017 provides an opportunity for all those involved in the remote sensing sector to network and present their work to the EO community in either oral or poster format. This event, the 11th in the series, is a full day of talks and demonstrations, hosted by the National Centre for Geocomputation, Maynooth University on the 02 November 2017.

Call for presentations - deadline for submissions is 13 October 2017.


Copernicus Training and Information Session

This event will be held on 03 November 2017 at Maynooth University, is the 10th in a series of national Copernicus events. The European Commission is organising the Sessions at the request of, and in collaboration with Member States.

The event aims to promote awareness of the many uses of Copernicus data and information, while providing the opportunity for hands on demonstrations and basic training. The Copernicus Training and Information Session targets both Copernicus 'intermediate' end users (technical) and end user communities (non-technical).


These events are open and free to registered participants. Registration closes on 31 October 2017.

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European Space Week 2017

03 - 09 November 2017

Organisers: European Commission under the auspices of the Estonian Presidency of the Council of the EU and co-organised by the European Space Agency, AZO Anwendungszentrum GmbH Oberpfaffenhofen and Garage48.

Location: Tallinn, Estonia

Event Overview:

The European Space Week will foster interactions between the space and digital community and will provide visibility to the rapidly changing space sector, its applications and the European Union's Space Programmes Copernicus and Galileo. Central aim is to bring together the most important European space stakeholders, companies, partners and visionaries pushing the topic of space in Europe and beyond.

The European Space Week 2017 is conceived to be a constellation of events ranging from a hackathon, accelerator boot camps, a festive Awards Ceremony, conferences, a Horizon 2020 Space Info Day, a ministerial meeting, to the opening of ESA BIC to an exhibition. The week will address different space-related topics that will interest different audiences from policy makers to start-ups, the public and authorities to industry players. The knowledge exchange will take place through debates, award ceremonies, workshops, symposia and exhibitions in nine different locations.

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Big Data from Space (BiDS'17)

28 - 30 November 2017

Organisations: ESA, SatCen, JRC and hosted by CNES

Location: Toulouse, France

Registration deadline: 15 November 2017

Workshop Overview:

The BiDS'17 Conference is co-organised by the European Space Agency (ESA), the Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission, and the European Union Satellite Centre (SatCen).  This is the third edition of the BiDS conference series. It will be hosted by the Centre National d'Études Spatiales (CNES) in Toulouse, one of the key European cities with activities focused on space and aerospace developments and applications.

The objective of this conference is to stimulate interactions and bring together researchers, engineers, users, infrastructure and service providers, interested in exploiting Big Data from Space.  Detailed objectives include:

  • Present and discuss results, progresses and emerging challenges, including open data access and open science;
  • Involve users and service providers in the definition of a roadmap for future developments;
  • Identify priorities for research, technology development and innovation;
  • Widen competences and expertise of universities, research institutes, labs, SMEs and other industrial actors;
  • Foster networking of experts and users towards better access and sharing of data, tools, infrastructures, resources and incubation of services;
  • Leverage innovation, spin-in and spin-off of technologies, and business development arising from research and industry progress;
  • Increase and promote the value stemming from the huge quantity of data made available at an ever increasing rate.

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Using Low Frequency Passive Microwave Measurements in Research and Operational Applications

04 - 06 December 2017

The ECMWF/ESA workshop on Using Low Frequency Passive Microwave Measurements in Research and Operational Applications will take place at ECMWF in Reading, UK, from 04 to 06 December 2017.

The workshop will look at applications that can benefit from the synergistic exploitation of low frequency passive microwave measurements but also on the combined usage of active and passive observations. Four topical areas will be addressed: Sea ice and predictability in Polar Regions, sea surface salinity and ocean circulation, soil moisture and flood forecasting, weather forecasting and climate monitoring.

Attendance: This workshop is by invitation only due to the limited number of participants. If you wish to participate please send a request to the organising committee.

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LPVE2018 - Workshop on Land Product Validation and Evolution

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:

  • Provide an overview on current land product Cal/Val approaches and protocols and their evolution
  • Revisit existing calibration and validation protocols and standards in the light of newly available satellite data, including Sentinel-2 and Sentinel-3
  • Present land product inter-comparison methodologies (in situ, satellite-satellite)
  • Discuss data harmonisation approaches across sensors
  • Identify key recommendations for ESA land product algorithm evolution
  • Formulate recommendations for future land products and future Cal/Val activities
  • Encourage close collaboration between Cal/Val and research groups

Abstract submission deadline: 17 November 2017

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MicroRad 2018

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.


Abstract submission deadline: 12 November 2017

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Proba-V Symposium 2018

29 - 31 May 2018

Organisation: European Space Agency (ESA) and Belgian Science Policy Office (BELSPO)

Location: Ostend, Belgium

Abstract submission opens: 05 October 2017

Registration opens: February 2018

Conference overview:

The second Proba-V 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. It will cover the following objectives:

  • Provide an overview on current mission status, data quality and Cal/Val results
  • Gather and foster the Proba-V scientific and user community
  • Encourage international collaborations on land, water and cryosphere applications
  • Reinforce Proba-V's role as complement to Sentinel-2 and Sentinel-3 missions
  • Discuss data harmonization and synergy across sensors
  • Provide a forum to report results of on-going science activities using Proba-V data
  • Promote the use of Proba-V data for downstream operational services
  • Consult scientists to formulate recommendations for products improvements

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42nd Scientific Assembly of the Committee on Space Research (COSPAR)

14 - 22 July 2018

Host Organisation: Caltech, Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)

Location: Pasadena, California, United States of America

Abstract submission deadline: 09 February 2018

Contact: COSPAR Secretariat - cospar@cosparhq.cnes.fr

Event Overview:

COSPAR 2018 takes place on COSPAR's 60th anniversary, and the symposium consists of approximately 125 meetings covering the fields of COSPAR Scientific Commissions (SC) and Panels, some of which include:

  • SC A: The Earth's Surface, Meteorology and Climate
  • SC C: The Upper Atmospheres of the Earth and Planets Including Reference Atmospheres
  • Panel on Satellite Dynamics (PSD)
  • Panel on Scientific Ballooning (PSB)
  • Panel on Potentially Environmentally Detrimental Activities in Space (PEDAS)
  • Panel on Radiation Belt Environment Modelling (PRBEM)
  • Panel on Capacity Building (PCB)
  • Panel on Education (PE)
  • Special events: interdisciplinary lectures, round table, etc.

Selected papers published in Advances in Space Research and Life Sciences in Space Research, fully refereed journals with no deadlines open to all submissions in relevant fields.

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25 years of progress in radar altimetry symposium

24 - 29 September 2018

Organisation: European Space Agency (ESA) and Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales (CNES)

Location: Ponta Delgada, Portugal

Symposium Overview:

This special symposium has been organised to mark the 25th anniversary of the first supply of ERS-1 and TOPEX/Poseidon data. The event will be sponsored by other partner agencies and organisations supporting the development of altimetry. Along with this 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, as well as other thematic workshops still to be organised; potential topics are Sea Level Budget Closure for Climate, Coastal Zone, Space for Hydrology, Argo, GODAE OceanView, Operational Oceanography, etc.

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