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Earth Observation for Water cycle Science 2015

20 October 2015

ESA is pleased to announce that the Earth Observation for Water Cycle Science 2015, will take place 20-23 Oct 2015 at ESA ESRIN, Frascati, Italy.

Information on the workshop can be found HERE


Recent advances in Earth observation (EO) satellites have made improved global observations of several key parameters governing the global water cycle possible. In the coming years an increasing number of EO missions (e.g., SMOS, AQUARIUS, SMAP, SWOT, GPM, Sentinel 1, 2 and 3 series, EarthCare) will provide an unprecedented capacity to observe the land surface, the oceans and the atmosphere, opening a new era in EO and water cycle science. The full exploitation of this capacity by scientific and institutional users, in particular for water resources management under climate change, requires coordinated research efforts to develop robust global, regional and local scale satellite observations, enhanced models and in situ networks. The purpose of this topical conference is to review our knowledge on the water cycle science at different scales in space and time; to advocate for the development of robust satellite geo-information data products to characterise and model the water cycle from global to basin scales; and to foster the improvement of models and data assimilation systems to support local, regional and global water cycle predictions, climate change impacts and development of mitigation strategies in water resources management


The specific objectives of this topical conference are

Contributions are sought for presentations on the state of the art research and operational developments in water cycle research, in particular related to climate change. Invited keynotes will give overviews of problems, progress and prospects in key areas. Poster presentations (with a short introduction) will be the main form of presentation, plenty of time will be reserved for discussions.


The Symposium is organised around oral and poster presentations.

Abstract Submission
Online abstract submission is available HERE
All abstracts have to be submitted by 30 April 2015. Submitters will be notified in July 2015.

The online registration form will be available HERE.


The Meeting will take place at ESA-ESRIN, Frascati, Italy. Details for travelling to ESA
ESRIN are available HERE

Organizing Committee
Diego Fernández Prieto (ESA)
Graeme Stephens (NASA JPL, USA)
Michael Rast (ESA)
Peter van Oevelen (GEWEX International Project Office)
Sonia Seneviratne (ETH Zurich, Switzerland)

Scientific Committee
Ad de Roo (JRC, EC)
Albert Van Dijk, (CSIRO, Australia)
Alberto Montanari (University of Bologna, Italy)
Benjamin Koetz (ESA)
Bojan Bojkov (ESA)
Bob Su (Unversity of Twente, The Nertherlands)
Carol Ann Clayson (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, USA)
Chris Kummerow (Colorado State University, USA)
Christopher Kidd, (CMNS
Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center, USA)
Diego Miralles (University of Ghent, Belgium)
Eleanor Blyth (CEH, UK)
Eni Njoku (NASA JPL, USA)
Eric Wood (Priceton University, USA)
Filipe Aires (ESTELLUS, France)
Jared Entin (NASA, USA)
Jean-Francois Crétaux (LEGOS, CNES, France)
Jerome Benveniste (ESA)
Jorg Schultz (EUMETSAT)
Kevin Trenberth, (UCAR/NCAR, USA)
Massimo Menenti (Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands)
Marc Schröder (DWD, Germany)
Matthew McCabe (KAUST, Saudy Arabia)
Matthias Drusch (ESA)
Patricia de Rosnay (ECMWF)
Peter Bauer (ECMWF)
Christa D. Peters
Lidard (NASA, USA)
Philippe Drobinski (CNRS, France)
Richard de Jeu (Vrije University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
Selma Cherchali (CNES, France)
Simon Yueh, (NASA JPL, USA)
Toshio Koike (The University of Tokyo, Japan)
Vincenzo Levizzani (ISAC, CNR, Italy)
Wade Crow (USDA ARS, USA)
William P. Kustas, (USDA ARS Hydrology and Remote Sensing, USA)
Wolfgang Wagner (TUW, Austria)
Yann Kerr (CESBIO, France)

Contact Points
ESA Conference Bureau
Via Galileo Galilei
00044 Frascati (RM)
Phone: +39 06 94180 912
Fax: +39 06 94180 902


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