Lidar measurements of the Cryosphere

Event Type: Conferences and Workshops

When: 20 June 2013 to 21 June 2013

Where: Reykholt, Iceland

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Airborne lidar measurements are in widespread use for mapping changes of ice sheets and glaciers. With developments in unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and terrestrial lidar, and novel photon counting techniques for both airborne and satellite applications, lidar measurements will continue to be a key tool for ice sheet and glacier monitoring, and measurement of sea ice properties. The 2-day workshop is aimed to bring together specialists from major airborne lidar campaigns, such as NASA-IceBridge and the ESA-Cryosat validation programs, regional or national glacier mapping teams using research or commercial systems, and scientists and engineers developing novel laser technologies for airborne and space use, to exchange experience and presenting novel trends in lidar developments.

Scientists and engineers with interest in present and future application for mapping snow and ice are encouraged to come to the workshop and present their current research and development.

The workshop will be held at Reykholt, W-Iceland, June 20–21 (1½ day, Thursday, Friday, arrival in the afternoon on Wednesday 19 June will be most suitable for foreign participants). An optional excursion on snow scooters onto the nearby Langjökull ice cap is planned for the afternoon of June 21.

Deadline: April 15 – abstract, registration and lodging. To register, please send an e-mail to lidar2013 [at] indicating whether you plan to give oral or poster presentation, whether you intend to participate in the excursion, and whether you arrive on June 19 or 20. A block booking of rooms has been made at the Reykholt hotel. Potential participants are encouraged to register early due to limited number of hotel rooms.

The workshop is sponsored by SVALI – Nordic Center of Excellence (Stability and Variability of Arctic Land Ice,