Events - Sentinel Online
6 - 9 November 2023
Big Data from Space 2023 (BiDS) brings together key actors from industry, academia, EU entities and government to reveal user needs, exchange ideas and showcase latest technical solutions and applications touching all aspects of space and big data technologies. BiDS provides a premier opportunity for practitioners, researchers, and educators to present and discuss the most recent innovations, as well as practical challenges encountered in the context of big data from space.
The 2023 edition of BiDS will focus not only on the technologies enabling insight and foresight inferable from big data, but will emphasize how these technologies impact society. Today, access to global, free, and open Earth Observation (EO) data is complemented with new initiatives such as the Copernicus Data Space Ecosystem, the Destination Earth (DestinE) and ESA’s related Digital Twin Earth program, which will foster generating additional value and impact. Promoting trust in big data for policy interactions, insight and foresight enabled by the evolving geospatial data ecosystem should be transparent, sound, and reproducible with associated quality assurance, building on open data and methodologies.
12 - 14 September 2023
The Sentinel-2 Validation Team (S2VT) meeting gathers Sentinel-2 international scientific and user community to discuss and review the cal/val methodologies and EO data quality for the Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission. The 6thS2VT meeting will take place on 12-14 September 2023 in ESA-ESRIN, Frascati (Italy). It will be an in-person meeting, so to promote cooperation and synergies among Cal/Val teams from all around the world.
The workshop is organised around oral and poster presentations selected by the ESA’s Organisation Committee. Recommendations from S2VT provide essential information to ESA to progress with evolutions and improvements of the Sentinel-2 core data products.
16 - 21 July 2023
The International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS) is the flagship conference of the IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society (GRSS). It is aimed at providing a platform for sharing knowledge and experience on recent developments and advancements in geoscience and remote sensing technologies, particularly in the context of earth observation, disaster monitoring and risk assessment.
On behalf of the IEEE GRSS and the IGARSS 2023 Organizing Committee, we are pleased to invite you to the 43rd annual IGARSS symposium to be held in person. We welcome you to join us at Pasadena Convention Center.
19 - 23 June 2023
The European Space Agency is organising the 11th International Workshop on Science and Applications of SAR Polarimetry and Polarimetric Interferometry, PolInSAR & Biomass.
The workshop will be held at Espaces Vanel Toulouse, France (https://www.espacesvanel.com/en) on the following dates:
- 11th PolInSAR & Biomass Workshop: 19 – 23 June 2023
The event will be preceded by the 7th ESA Advanced Course on Radar Polarimetry from 12 to 16 June 2023.
The course website is accessible at https://polarimetrycourse2023.esa.int.
23 - 25 May 2023
The International Astronautical Federation (IAF) and its member the Norwegian Space Agency (NOSA) are pleased to announce that the 2023 Global Space Conference on Climate Change (GLOC 2023) will be taking place in Oslo, Norway on 23 – 25 May 2023. GLOC 2023 will contribute to the global efforts to better understand and battle climate change through the use of space-based services and applications. First conference of its kind, GLOC 2023 is designed to encourage the sharing of programmatic, technical and policy information, as well as collaborative solutions, challenges, lessons learnt, and paths forward among all nations.
GLOC 2023 will focus on the theme "Fire and Ice – Space for Climate Action" and will address various topics of interest in relation to space and climate change with a specific focus on:
- Climate change impacts on the environment
- Applications and services driven by climate change
- Impacts of a changing climate on policy and law
- Commercial opportunities created by a changing climate
- Present and future international collaboration on space missions related to climate change
- Social, communications, economic and cultural dimensions of environmental change
23 - 28 April 2023
The European Geosciences Union (EGU) European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly 2023 brings together geoscientists from all over the world to one meeting covering all disciplines of the Earth, planetary, and space sciences. The EGU aims to provide a forum where scientists, especially early career researchers, can present their work and discuss their ideas with experts in all fields of geoscience.
The General Assembly 2023 of the EGU is held at the Austria Center Vienna (ACV) in Vienna, Austria and online, from 23–28 April 2023. The assembly is open to the scientists of all nations. The congress centre is wheelchair accessible.
18 - 20 October 2022
ESA and EUMETSAT would like inform you that the 7th S3VT meeting has been scheduled to take place on 18-20 October 2022, in Frascati, Italy.
The 7th S3VT will be hosted in ESA ESRIN as an hybrid meeting. We will be delighted to welcome you on site but access will be also provided to the ones attending remotely.
Please kindly pencil these 3 days in your calendar!
More information on the call for participation and abstract submission will be sent to you in due time, in early 2022 and available from https://www.s3vt.org
Meanwhile, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at: S3VTemail@example.com
12 - 14 June 2023
The European Space Agency (ESA) in collaboration with the Land Product Validation subgroup of the Committee on Earth Observation Satellites (CEOS) Working Group on Calibration Validation (WGCV) are inviting scientists and experts to share the latest results from their on-going research, at the 2023 Workshop on Land Product Validation and Evolution (LPVE23).
The workshop will be held at ESA/ESRIN, Frascati, Italy, from 12 to 14 June 2023, where it intends to address the following objectives:
Review status and evolution of retrieval methods, calibration and validation (Cal/Val) approaches for satellite-derived terrestrial essential climate variables (ECVs)
Revisit existing Cal/Val infrastructure and protocols and their readiness in the light of future satellite land missions, e.g., FLEX, BIOMASS, CHIME, LSTM
Promote synergies and foster cooperation across existing Cal/Val networks, identifying gaps and working towards the harmonization of adopted protocols
Report on recent field campaigns and promote adoption of metrological practices in Cal/Val, following the principles of Fiducial Reference Measurements (FRM)
Report on latest progress on radiative transfer models and products inter-comparison exercises and discuss data harmonisation across sensors
Formulate recommendations for future land products and gather Cal/Val needs in terms of ground-based infrastructure and data availability, accessibility, timeliness
11 - 13 April 2022
The S2VT meeting is a forum convened by ESA to promote the involvement of the international community for coordinating and overseeing the quantitative validation of satellite data products derived from the Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission.
The 5th S2VT meeting will take place on 11-13 April 2022 and It is planned to be a hybrid event, both virtual and in person with priority given to the oral speakers until the allowed maximum number is reached.
The 5th S2VT meeting will be structured around a set of presentations given by experts working with Copernicus Sentinel-2 and other similar missions to inform on the lessons learned. The recommendations will be used to contribute to the quality assessment of the mission core products while exploiting Copernicus Sentinel-2 data and to give support to the Cal/Val activities.
20 - 27 May 2022
The next ESA Living Planet Symposium will take place from 23 to 27 May 2022 in Bonn, Germany and is organised with the support of the German Aerospace Center (DLR).
It will focus on how Earth observation contributes to science and society, and how disruptive technologies are changing the traditional Earth observation landscape, which is also creating new opportunities for public and private sector interactions.
Dates and Deadlines
- Session Proposals 10 September 2021
- Abstracts 18 November 2021
- Registration January 2022
15 - 17 March 2021
The S2VT meeting is a forum for the Copernicus Sentinel-2 scientific and user community to present and share results of on-going activities related to validation of Sentinel-2A and Sentinel-2B products and to foster cooperation and synergies among Cal/Val teams. The 4th S2VT meeting will take place on 15-17 March 2021 as a virtual meeting (due to COVID-19).
The S2VT meeting focuses on providing independent validation evidence, experimental results to support the Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission. The S2VT meeting provides lectures by international audience of scientists from both industrial and academic institutions working with Copernicus Sentinel-2 and other relevant EO missions emphasizing integrative and multi-disciplinary approaches. Talks and posters will be presented by a Cal/Val community who are highly familiar with validation campaigns and methods. The recommendations will be used to contribute to the quality assessment of the mission core products while exploiting Copernicus Sentinel-2 data and to give support to the Cal/Val activities.
The meeting will be structured around a set of plenary presentations given by experts working with Copernicus Sentinel-2 and other similar missions to inform on the lessons learned and priorities based on experience, and a poster session of potential cal/val community activities including validation campaigns and methods.
12 - 14 March 2019
The objective of the Sentinel-2 Validation Team Meeting (S2VT) is to provide a forum for interaction among different researchers from both industrial and academic laboratories and institutions in order to foster the development of efficient and effective Calibration and Validation methods.
The meeting will be held at ENSEEIHT in Toulouse, France from 12 to 14 March 2019. The S2VT aims at collecting independent validation evidence and experimental data to support the Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission. The recommendations will be used to contribute to the quality assessment of the mission core products while exploiting Copernicus Sentinel-2 data and to give support to the Cal/Val activities.
The meeting will be structured around a set of plenary presentations given by expert practitioners working with Copernicus Sentinel-2 and other similar missions to inform on the lessons learned and priorities based on experience, a poster session of potential cal/val community activities including validation campaigns and methods.
25 - 26 June 2018
In the frame of the Copernicus Programme, ESA is implementing the Sentinel-5 Precursor (S5p) mission on behalf of the European Commission in support of services related to air quality, climate and stratospheric ozone. Sentinel-5 Precursor has been successfully launched on Friday, 13th October 2017 and is completing its commissioning phase on 24th April 2018, followed by the S5p operational phase.
The workshop aims at presenting first Calibration/Validation (Cal/Val) results, for Level 1b products and a subset of the Level 2 products (Total Columns of Ozone, Nitrogen Dioxide and Carbon Monoxide; Cloud & Aerosol information).
These results will be used to assess the uncertainty of the target S5p products and to decide about their data release to the public.
Following the positive data product quality assessment and recommendations by the S5p Quality Working Group that will meet on 27th June 2018, these products are intended to be released to the User Community shortly after the workshop.
13 - 17 May 2019
This symposium focuses on how Earth Observation contributes to science and society, and how disruptive technologies and actors are changing the traditional Earth Observation landscape, which is also creating new opportunities for public and private sector interactions.
07 - 10 May 2018
The European Space Agency is organising the fifth Advances in SAR Oceanography workshop, SeaSAR 2018, which will be hosted in ESA-ESRIN from 07 to 10 May 2018.
The workshop is part of the #EOScience4Society – Scientific Exploitation Programme element aimed at exploiting data from ESA and operational EO Missions (e.g. Copernicus Sentinels) for science and application development.
The workshop is open to ESA Principal Investigators, co-investigators, Sentinel-1 users, scientists, students, representatives from national, European and international space agencies and value adding industries.
27 February - 01 March 2018
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).
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
05 - 06 February 2018
In the frame of the Copernicus Programme, ESA is implementing the Sentinel-5 Precursor (S5P) mission on behalf of the European Commission in support of services and science related to air quality, climate and stratospheric ozone. Sentinel-5P was successfully launched on 13 October 2017 and is currently undergoing the satellite and TROPOMI commissioning.
This workshop, which will take place at ESA/ESTEC in Noordwijk, the Netherlands, aims at consolidating Calibration/Validation (Cal/Val) activities to be carried out during the S5P operational phase, starting in April 2018. This includes the review of existing Cal/Val projects of the original Sentinel-5P Announcement of Opportunity Call 2014, identification of new Cal/Val partners, Cal/Val gap analysis, presentation of Cal/Val tools and rehearsal activities.
In addition, the S5P mission status and first commissioning results will be presented and discussed in order to confirm and evolve Cal/Val requirements.
29 - 31 January 2018
The objective of the Sentinel-2 Validation Team Meeting (S2VT) is to collect independent validation evidence and experimental data to support the Sentinel-2 Mission. The meeting will be held at ESRIN in Frascati, Italy from 29 to 31 January 2018. The S2VT aims at providing valuable feedback on the mission core products through the experience gained by S2VT members while exploiting Sentinel-2 data. Such recommendations will be taken into consideration by ESA.
In this framework, the S2VT aims at involving world-class expertise and activities, through shared benefit collaboration, that support the implementation of the Sentinel-2 validation activities and ensure the best possible outcomes for the Sentinel-2 mission.
The meeting will be structured around a set of plenary presentations given by expert practitioners working with Sentinel-2 and other similar missions to inform on the lessons learned and priorities based on experience, a poster session of potential cal/val community activities including validation campaigns and methods.
The Satellite Soil Moisture and Application Workshop aims to discuss and reconcile recent methodological advances in the development, validation and application of global satellite soil moisture data. The workshop series is unique by bringing together satellite users and developers to focus on both the derivation and exploration of soil moisture data from passive or active microwave satellite missions (SMAP, SMOS, ASCAT, AMRS-2, Sentinel-1, and other legacy missions). The workshop follows up former editions held at ESA/ESRIN in Frascati (Italy, 2013), in Amsterdam (Netherlands, 2014) and in New York (USA, 2016). The report from the 3rd workshop was published in the GEWEX News November 2016.
The CCI Soil Moisture User Workshop is similar in scope but particularly invites users of the CCI Soil Moisture products. Users from any relevant application area are invited to present their experiences with the data and provide ideas for future product improvements. The CCI Soil Moisture User Workshop is an event organised within the framework of ESA's Climate Change Initiative (CCI) Soil Moisture project.
Both workshops will be held at the Vienna University of Technology, on 19-20 September 2017 and on 18 September 2017, respectively.
04 - 09 September 2017
As part of the Scientific Exploitation of Operational Missions (SEOM) programme element, the European Space Agency (ESA) has organised an Advanced Land Training Course devoted to train the next generation of Earth Observation (EO) scientists to exploit data from ESA and operational EO missions (e.g. the Sentinels) for science and applications development.
Post graduate-level, PhD students, post doctoral research scientists and users from Europe and Canada interested in land remote sensing and its applications are welcome to apply to the 6-day course which shall be held at Szent István University (SZIU), in Gödöllő, Hungary from 04 to 09 September 2017.
- Copernicus Sentinel-3B unavailability notice for Out-of-Plane Manoeuvre #084 executed on 20/09/2023 Duplicate 1
- Copernicus Sentinel-3 Land Altimetry Thematic Products (Baseline Collection 005) released operationally
- Phase out of the Copernicus Data Hub Services - September 2023
- Copernicus Sentinel-3B unavailability notice for Out-of-Plane Manoeuvre #084 executed on 20/09/2023
- Copernicus Sentinel-3A unavailability notice for SRAL on-board maintenance planned on 19-22 September 2023