Workshop on "Improved satellite retrievals of sea-ice concentration and sea-ice thickness for climate applications"

9-11 October, 2017, Hamburg, Germany

The workshop "Improved satellite retrievals of sea-ice concentration and sea-ice thickness for climate applications" will be held on 9-11 October 2017 in Hamburg (Bundesstr. 53, 20146), Germany.

This workshop is jointly organized by the  Integrated Climate Data Center (ICDC) University of Hamburg and the  Max-Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M), Hamburg, and co-sponsored by  CliC CliSAP, and  ESA-CCI, aiming at both experts for sea-ice remote sensing and sea-ice modelling.

Scope of the workshop:
New sensors and new algorithms have over the past few years allowed for sometimes significant progress in our ability to estimate sea-ice concentration and sea-ice thickness from space. In addition to existing sensors such as CryoSat-2, SMOS, AMSR2 and ASCAT, the launch of new sensors such as ICESat-2 and additional Sentinels will further widen our capabilities to ever more accurately measure the state of sea ice from satellites.

Experts both for remote sensing and for large-scale modeling are invited to discuss and outline the most promising opportunities and best practices in the use of existing and future satellite sensors for the remote sensing of sea-ice concentration and thickness, and the use of such data in large-scale modeling applications.

Further information can be found here.