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Earth Observation and Cryosphere Science 2016

10 May 2016

ESA is pleased to announce that the Earth Observation and Cryosphere Science 2016 Workshop, will take place 10-13 May 2016 at the Prague Congress Centre, Prague, Czech Republic.

Information on the workshop can be found HERE


Recent advances in Earth observation (EO) satellites have enabled improved observations of several key parameters governing important cryosphere processes. Current ongoing and future missions, as well as historical EO mission data, offer an exciting panorama for new scientific developments and discoveries in cryospheric science. The full exploitation of this capacity by the scientific community requires coordinated research efforts to develop robust EO-based products and facilitate their integration into suitable modelling systems aiming at better characterising the different processes in the cryosphere domain and the interactions among the cryosphere, the atmosphere and the oceans.

The purpose of this topical conference is to advance our knowledge on the potential offered by EO technology to answer some of the major open questions in cryosphere science; to review the latest developments on advanced EO-based geo-information data products addressing key cryosphere processes; and identify the major scientific requirements and challenges of the cryosphere scientific community for the coming years where EO may contribute.


The specific objectives of this topical conference are

Contributions are sought for presentations on the state-of-the-art research and developments in the use of EO for cryosphere science. Invited keynotes will give overviews of problems, progress and prospects in key areas. Poster presentations 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 16 October 2015.

The online registration form will be available on the ESA Living Planet Symposium Website.


The Meeting will take place at the Prague Congress Centre, Prague, Czech Republic. Details for travelling to the Prague Conference Centre are available HERE

Organising Committee
Diego Fernández Prieto (ESA)
Gerhard Krinner Glaciology and External Geophysics Laboratory, France)
Greg Flato, (Canadian Centre for Climate Modelling and Analysis, Canada)
Jenny Baeseman (CliC Project Office)
Mark Drinkwater (ESA)
Francesco Palazzo (SERCO for ESA)

Scientific Committee
Andrew Shepherd, Univ. of Edinburgh, UK
Angelika Renner, IMR, Norway
Annett Bartsch, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Anny Cazanave, CNES, France
Bernd Scheuchl, University of California, Irvine, USA
Claude R. Duguay, University of Waterloo, Canada
David Barber, University of Manitoba, Canada
Eric Rignot, JPL. USA
Ernst Schrama, TU Delft, Netherlands
Frederique Remy, CNES-LEGOS, France
Giovanni Macelloni, IFAC-CNR, Florence, Italy
Guy Schurgers, Lund University, Sweden
Helmut Rott, University of Innsbruck, Austria
Ian Joughin, NASA, USA
Ingo Sasgen, GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences, Germany
Jonathan Bamber, University of Bristol. UK
Jouni Pulliainen, Finish Meteorological Institute, Finland
Konrad Steffen, ETH, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Switzerland
Marcus Engdahl (ESA)
Martin Horwath, Technische Universität München, Germany
Michael Kern (ESA)
Michiel Van den Broeke, Univ. Utrecht, Netherlands
Noel Gourmelen, University of Edinburgh, UK
Ola Grabak (ESA)
Renè Forsberg, DTU, Denmark
Rune Solberg, Norwegian Computing Center
Sebastian Gerland, Norwegian Polar Institu, Norway
Stefan Kern, University Hamburg, Germany
Stein Sandven, NERSC, Norway
Susanne Ingvander, Stockholm University, Sweden
Tommaso Parrinello (ESA)
Wolfgang Dierking, AWI, Germany
Wolfgang Rack, University of Canterbury, New Zealand

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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