LPVE2018 – Workshop on Land Product Validation and Evolution

27 February – 01 March 2018, Frascati, Italy

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).

Land parameters address surface characteristics across a wide spectrum, including information about vegetation, albedo, temperature, fires, inland waters and snow. To compare observations across different sensors common approaches and protocols for calibration and validation need to be defined, including standards for Fiducial Reference Measurements. With the long-term availability of some of these measurements, also the option for climate relevant data series emerges and calls for data harmonisation across sensors. Over the recent decade user requirements and needs have been further focused and refined through the onset of initiatives such as the European Commission’s Copernicus Land Monitoring Services, FP7 and HR2020 projects and ESA’s Data User Element (DUE) and Climate Change Initiative (CCI) projects. This calls for a dynamic approach to gather evolving and emerging user needs across the entire spectrum of land applications.

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

Registration open: 15 December 2017

Deadline registration: 15 February 2018

For logistic information about the event please contact the ESRIN Events Office events.organisation@esa.int.