Event Type
Conferences and Workshops
Event Dates
2020-02-03 - 2020-02-05
University of Bern, Switzerland

The 9th Workshop on Remote Sensing of Land Ice and Snow of the European Association of Remote Sensing Laboratories (EARSeL) will be held at the Institute of Geography, University of Bern, Switzerland.

The cryosphere of the Earth is undergoing dramatic changes. Glaciers are retreating at accelerated rate and snow cover distribution and duration is changing with many significant side-effects (run-off, permafrost, albedo, etc.). Remote Sensing can provide the required data to study these changes of the cryosphere.

This workshop will focus on the latest developments in remote sensing of land ice and snow. Presentations are encouraged on all fields of research and applications with the focus on snow and ice as proxy for a changing cryosphere, methods for retrieving cryospheric parameters from various types of remote sensing data, theoretical basis of inversion methods and their application, state of the art of retrieval algorithms, data assimilation of remote sensing data and in situ observations in process models, and current and planned sensors for snow and ice. Half of a day will be dedicated to the activities from ESA (CCI+) and EUMETSAT.

Papers will be presented orally and as posters. Contributions must comply with one of the workshop topics specified below. Please indicate under which session topic your contribution shall be presented.

Preliminary session topics:

  • Glaciers and Ice Caps
  • Snow cover (regional to global scale)
  • Snow hydrology
  • Snow on sea ice and glaciers
  • Albedo of the cryosphere
  • Cryosphere and climate
  • Cryospheric modelling and data assimilation
  • New technologies (sensors/methods)
  • ESA CCI+ snow
  • EUMETSAT operational services

Important Dates:

  • Due date for abstracts submission: 1 October 2019
  • Authors notification and instructions: 15 November 2019
  • Preliminary workshop programme: 15 December 2019
  • Registration (presenting authors): before 15 December 2019